Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

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A young girl is playing in her bedroom when she hears her mother call to her from the kitchen, so she runs downstairs to meet her mother.

As she’s running through the hallway, the door to the cupboard under the stairs opens, and a hand reaches out and pulls her in. It’s her mother. She whispers to her child, “Don’t go into the kitchen. I heard it too.”

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In the Kitchen, 9.0 out of 10 based on 839 ratings
  • jamie

    was not expecting that……o.o’

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  • melody

    i’ve heard this story a lot.. but this is the first time where the real mother actually shows her self.. in the other version, as she’s going down the stairs, she hears her mother call from upstairs saying “Don’t go into the kitchen. I heard it too.”

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  • blah

    that was very short you should elaborate on what the thing is in the kitchen

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    • LegendPT

      I think it’s much scaried NOT to know what is in the kitchen. Leaves room for imagination.

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      • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY!

        I like the version that goes like this

        You wake up in your bedroom because you hear your mother call to you from the kitchen, so you run downstairs to meet her mother.

        As you’re running through the hallway, the door to your mother’s room opens a crack. Someone (presumably your mother)whispers, “Don’t go into the kitchen. I heard it too.” What would you do?

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        • John Pugh

          Get the hell out of the house, duh! Who would want to have to make that choice?

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          Rating: +11 (from 11 votes)
  • BlueBeans

    Hmm…different thats for sure. I liked it

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  • http://paultomlinson48@yahoo.com You want a username? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

    Short but effective.
    Thats what she said.
    But seriously, good work.

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  • Anon

    but who was kitchen?!?!

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    • Ryann

      YOUR NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW……

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      • Swirly Head Man

        IT WAS A JOKE. AS IN “WHO WAS PHONE”.

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        • SmartAlex

          No, it’s not a joke. It just leaves a lot of room for interpretation, that’s why the story doesn’t go into much detail. Questions go around, like “What was in the kitchen? What were its intentions? Was it a spirit? Was it even evil? Was the person under the stairs actually her mother, or does it just appear that way?” I told the story to my friends, and they came up with the theory that the mother had been killed by whatever was in the kitchen, and was a ghost trying to warn the girl.

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        • thpoodle

          @SmartAlex You’re being sarcastic right? Right. :D

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  • asdfjkl;

    This is kinda creepy, but not greatly written. Maybe if you work on it for a little bit longer it’ll turn out great…but you’re on to something.

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    • Anonymous

      The simplicity is what gives it such an appeal for me. To elaborate would be to ruin what is left up to the reader.

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  • PastaAndKimble

    … not bad. but one question, why would the mother hide instead of meet her child on the stairs and get her the hell out of the house?

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    • JL

      In my opinion that adds a lot to the creepiness factor. Because you don’t really know which one is the fake one, or if it is the real mother, why she’s hiding.

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      • Miss Soho

        That’s the part that kinda annoys me…

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      • Miss Soho

        love this I will freak people out with it when I first saw it I didn’t know that so much scary could be put into 3 sentences i love it I’m favoriting it

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  • darkorchid

    Oh this is one of my favorites

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  • Des.

    THEN WHO WAS FAKE MOM?

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  • Anonymous

    Shit’s been done one million times. 0/10, get some originality.

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    • Josh

      And how so? This is the first time that I have seen this “shit”

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      • SmartAlex

        Same.

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  • N

    WHO WAS KITCHEN

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  • Alexis

    *insert woman in the kitchen joke here*

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    • http://FUCKYOU.COM Anonymous

      ‘Pilgrim183′ if you figure out what this username is for ill accept your request xD

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  • Bobbie Flay

    THEN WHO WAS UNKNOWN CHARACTER WITH FEMALE HUMANOID VOICE CALLING FROM A ROOM DESIGNATED FOR CULINARY PURPOSES

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  • Monique

    Doesn’t need to be worked on, or added too. Its creepy AF as it is already. Leaves you to create your own solution as to find out whats in the kitchen, making you use your twisted and disturbing side of your imagination. I love this pasta, very filling :) no gore/blood etc to give me chills.

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    • SmartAlex

      You’re right in the 0 gore factor respect. Excessively gory pastas like Squidward’s suicide (But not as well written) sometimes are reads that sound desperate.

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  • Garrett

    A small but fulfilling portion of pasta. Plus, I approve of Bobbie’s comment.

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  • PsyckoMantis

    RWARaw

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  • Pradicus

    @Monique: Agreed. Whether it’s been done before or not, good pasta gets around the table a few times.

    The fact that the mother is under the stairs leads the reader to believe that its safer than running for the door. I enjoyed it, thanks for sharing seconds, or was it thirds?

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  • Des.

    What if the mom in the closet is the fake mom, and the real mom was calling to her kid to get her out of the house?

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  • The Awkward Dancer

    Awkward moment when you tell this to your 10 year old cousins and their mother calls them into the kitchen…

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com/hope/ Dirjel

    I liked this. 9/10. Short and sweet – very nearly perfect.

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  • Erica

    WHO WAS VOICE?

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  • Lucky Charlie

    Short and sweet.

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  • Shan

    Short and sweet.

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  • VictoriaValentine101

    Wow! I like this a lot! I am so telling this to my brother!

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