Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

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I’ve always had trouble sleeping at night. Noises have disturbed me my whole life. I found out years ago that I have hypersensitive hearing, picking up all sorts of background noises. They couldn’t fix it; only recommend the obvious techniques to mask the problem. Not that I hadn’t tried these already. Ear muffs, listening to music and even things like meditation. None of it worked. In fact it seemed to make it worse. It made her more desperate.

I hear her most nights. No one else can. Why does she only come to me? There’s always the dread of lying there each night in the dark silence, anticipating when she will come, and when I will hear her again. She usually likes to wait until I’m drifting to sleep, so that I jump back to my senses in fright to the sound of her there.

Most of the time it begins with a faint crying. She tells me that she “wants to make it end.” I know she’s getting closer to getting me and some nights I can even feel her cold breath in my ear. I can sense when she is lying close beside me in the darkness staring at me, and sometimes she whispers things like “It’s only me,” right into my ear. She’s toying with me, like a cat does to a helpless insect before killing it. The thing is, I could never see her, but it slowly felt like she was becoming more real.

The doctor later informed me that I suffer from schizophrenia. I have been taking medication for a long time but it wasn’t really working. It just made me feel more helpless. It was difficult for a girl as young as me to deal with this. At least now I could accept that she wasn’t real. It was all in my head and there was nothing real to be afraid of. That was until last night…

Last night her presence felt more real than ever. I could hear her whisper, feel the air on my neck and even smell her breath, it was all too realistic to handle. I got so scared that I fell back into my old habit of running through the darkness of the house into my mother’s bed to sleep beside her where I felt safe. Now that I was older, I knew she was hoping I had grown out of this phase, although I had only stopped doing it because it made her sad, and I didn’t want her to be disappointed in me anymore. She was all I had. If I had the choice I would be in there beside her every night without fail.

I knew my mother had been awoken by me, probably more saddened that I had reverted to old ways when she thought the medication had been helping me. But it wasn’t helping; I had just lied all this time to keep her happy and let her sleep in peace. I curled up in bed beside her and began to sob quietly. My mum looked uncomfortable from the noise I had made, and began stirring under the sheets so I whispered into her ear… “It’s only me.” She sat up abruptly, looking anxious. In the darkness I saw her reach over for her cell phone and begin to dial a number. I noticed on the screen that she was calling the doctor.

“The voices I used to hear,” she said. “They’re back…”

Credit To: Jack

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  • Pycnic

    Oh god how I loved that, the ending confused me just a little though. So did the little girl, who’s now older, hear voices… or was this from the mothers perspective the whole time? Besides that it was excellent. XD

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  • Freaky Fred

    BUT WHO WAS TIME TRAVELLING??!?

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    • Amaryllis

      Your ass.

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  • Frosty

    Clever. Well done

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  • StoneH

    Perfect.

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  • thatgirl

    What?!

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  • WhatisthisWinter

    HOLY CRAP THAT WAS GOOD! My gosh, that was a good ending… Bricks were shat, and I gave you 10 out of 10 stars. Damned good pasta.

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  • The Reader

    I did NOT see that coming. Nice job.

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  • Geb

    I am so thoroughly confused

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    • Stitches

      The little girl is the narrator, and she hears voices of some “ghost” girl, and they torment her, we are to understand that the “ghost” says “its only me” to the little girl, but when she runs to her mothers room again, and repeats the phrase, we find out the mother had the same experiances and was tormented by the “ghost” but it may have been passed to her daughter. Hope that clears things up
      Ps. I diddnt write it, thats just my understanding.

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  • Anon

    wat

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  • Lowat?

    I love the connection between mother and daughter, and the fact that it made the whole thing so much creepier. Very well executed in my opinion 9/10.

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    • Lolwat?

      Wrote ma name wrong .-.

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  • pheonix

    that gave me chills

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  • http://www.youtube/cockneypasta cockney pasta

    10/10. nice one mate

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  • Anonymous

    Seems to me an abundance of people not understanding this story means you should probably write more clearly next time.

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    • PanthEd

      It’s not difficult to comprehend, it’s well written. It’s not the author’s fault that some people need everything spelled out for them.

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      • Anonymous

        rude

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  • “It’s only me”

    Very nice pasta love how it ends as well

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  • That Sarcastic Cow

    I don’t get that ending.
    Like, what.
    Someone elaborate.

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  • Lab

    That ending was really well done. It was nice to read this after reading stories that you knew what was going to happen after the 1st sentence. Now to find a story with a creature that doesn’t have “eyes like the abyss”

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  • Ismael Zuniga

    Ohhhhhh I think I get it. The woman who woke up at the end was actually the little girl, but older right? The title is “My haunting past” and she was actually just having a dream about her past. Right? I don’t even know if I made sense.

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  • WriterWolf

    I don’t really get it tbh.

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    • Miss.Blake

      it meant that the woman was real. The one who whispers in the boys ear. The mother used to hear her too. But she left her alone and tormented the kid. When the kid came to the mother to feel safe and whispered to her what the creature lady whispered to him “It’s only me,” the mother reacted thinking that the woman she was convinced was in her head was back

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      • Ziaheart

        “It was difficult for a GIRL as young as me to deal with this.”

        Pretty sure the narrator isn’t a boy.

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  • TheRadHatter

    Wait……..what?? Lol
    Great pasta!!

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  • Kenzie

    Ahh, schizophrenia… it is a nuisance, isn’t it?

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  • ekaj9000

    To be honest, it made no sense…You went full Shyamalan, never go full Shyamalan. Better luck next time.

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  • Anonymous

    Lol @ “full Shyamalan.” That’s the perfect way to describe it.

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  • alfo

    I saw this as being haunted by a loving kid you will have in the future. who is also being haunted… if that makes sense

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  • Thiesli Marc

    Crap, that was soo good. :O
    I want more like this. ;)

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  • ThatGirlNamedSuzy

    IT’S LIKE A STORY WITHIN A STORY ^o^
    10/10 <3

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