Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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Joanna thought she looked better than usual today. She ran her fingers through her long, limp, once beautiful red hair, thinking about how the sun would reflect in it. How Ben once said she looked beautiful.

It felt like a dream. It didn’t happen to her.

“What’s the plan today, kid?”
Of course she always asked that. Becky always wanted to know what Joanna had on her mind. Always, always, incessantly. Joanna sometimes wanted Becky to go jump off a bridge, literally.
“I dunno. Dinner’s in a half hour. Rec time at seven. Maybe I’ll go for a walk around the lake.”
“That’s dumb. Stay here with me. I’ve got some more stories to tell you.”
“I don’t want to hear any more of your stories.”
“Don’t you like them?”
“No.”
“Well they’re all from up here,” Becky said, pointing at her temple. “How could you not like ‘em?”
Joanna sighed, slowly pulling herself up from her chair.
“I think I’m going to go take that walk now.”

She looked towards the floor length mirror hanging across the room. She saw the empty chair in the dimming light, the chair where Becky usually sat. But she knew there was really no Becky. Her meds were just wearing off.

She walked down the dimly lit corridor after closing the door slowly behind her. The mental health center had been built in the 50’s and everything was old, from the tiles in the floor to the faded posters on the wall.

Joanna didn’t mind though, because her overactive mind painted a whole new center for her every day. Sometimes it was a Renaissance castle in the south of France, some days an Italian market.

She would make friends with the Dauphin or chat with the grocers, arguing with Alberto over the quality of his cabbage. Of course these people did not exist, but Joanna didn’t care. They were more interesting than Becky.

She walked towards the lake, the sun glowing red on the murky water. She could barely make out her reflection in the surface.

She saw her eyes ringed with dark circles from sleepless nights and hallucinations. Her cheeks were pale and there were long, thin scratches on her forehead from her nails. She had once been homecoming queen. Not anymore.

“Mirror mirror,” she whispered.

She took a breath and plunged headfirst, the last sign of her existence a mere ripple, the whisper of a splash.

Credit To: buckeyegirl12

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  • molly

    Not half bad, i’d say.

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    Rating: +2 (from 6 votes)
  • You want a username? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

    ^ the ratings would disagree Molly. ^

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    Rating: +11 (from 13 votes)
  • blah

    its a little short I feel that there should be more to the story but it was alright

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    Rating: +3 (from 5 votes)
  • Zelda

    i say this story is great but too short

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    Rating: 0 (from 4 votes)
  • JoLin

    where is the climax exactly? i was thinking either the river was imaginary and they found her drowned in the toilet or something, or she actually did herself in at a pool by the institution?

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    Rating: +2 (from 4 votes)
  • http://FACEBOOK.com EVIL FACED KITTEN OF DOOM

    Whats ur name

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  • http://Live.com Watcher

    Interesting, Still Short and also it keeps suspence at the End. Great Job.

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  • Pyromania

    Hmm.. A river and a mirror.. Which was real and which was not? it’s a good question but the story ended too soon. =[

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  • AssHat

    Who’s bright idea was it to put a pool next to a mental institution?

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    Rating: +6 (from 8 votes)
  • Guy who finds stories unpleasant

    I found this story unpleasant

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  • Anonymouse

    This isn’t pasta!

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  • Anonymous

    WHO WAS LAKE

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  • awesomesauce

    this wasnt bad but i would add more to this

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  • awesomesauce

    not to bad but i would have added more

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  • Ghosts, ghosts everywhere :o

    Its not at all creepy :L

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  • Squirel

    such a good start wasted :(

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  • Whisper

    It was OK…written well and good…but I felt there was more to the story.kinda like swiss cheese. Good but there were holes.

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  • ThatOneHorse

    7/12 horses.

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