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I’ve decided to kill myself.

I think it’s important someone understand why, so I’m making this video before I blow my head off. The first time I remember it happening I was nine. Johnny Weller and I were playing in his back yard. The sun was setting over his back fence, warm oranges and reds shining through the bone-white slats like a creamsicle against pearly white teeth. Johnny was the cowboy and I was the dirty redskin, stealing his horse. We ran around the swingset, him laughing and me whooping and threatening to scalp him. When he tripped, I ran to where he laid in the dirt, scooping up a handful of air, pointing my finger at his nose and proclaimed, “I got your gun now! BANG!”

Johnny’s head exploded in a tremendous blossom of crimson blood, slate-gray brain and chips of skull that sparkled in the setting sun. My hand fell to my side, and I stared, open-mouthed, unable to understand what just happened. Someone was screaming. At first I thought it must be Johnny’s mother, until she tore open the back door and I realized I was the one screaming. Johnny’s mother crumpled against her son’s headless body, adding her broken sobs to my horrified cries.

Johnny’s funeral was the next week, closed casket. I forgot the sparkling light shimmering across the cloud of Johnny’s blood. I forgot Johnny’s mother rag-dolling my little body, begging me to tell her what happened to her son. I forgot the sherrif telling my mother Johnny was hit by a falling bullet, one of twenty six cases each year. I forgot my father’s quiet talks with my mother about how they never found the round that spattered Johnny’s smile across the grass. I adjusted. I coped. I forgot.

I didn’t forget the next time it happened. I never played cowboys and indians again; in fact, I can’t remember a single instance of any shooting game played by little boys anywhere in my childhood. I do remember the little girl in the park, pop pop popping her little nerf balls as she bounced around. She ran up to me, brandishing the weapon and shouting, “Hands up!”

I smiled and complied, dropping my sandwich in mock terror. I lifted my hands to the sky and petitioned for mercy. A true homicidal maniac in the making, she executed me with a flurry of staccato pop pop pops. I dutifully played dead, sprawling across my bench. She giggled and proclaimed, “Your turn. Shoot me!”

A sudden sensation of intense discomfort slithered up my spine. I thought of flowers, glittering crimson roses, wet with morning dew. She eyed me impatiently, apparently convinced she might have to nerf me once more to provoke a response. I lifted my finger weakly, pointed at her and whispered, “Bang.”

This time I wasn’t the one screaming. Her mother cradled her baby’s dismembered limbs, frantically clutching an arm, then a leg. I had pointed my finger at the little girl’s belly button. The moment the word left my lips, she ruptured like a water balloon filled with punch and soaking bits of crimson colored fruit. Johnny Weller’s decapitated body filled my vision, the slow red of sunset sliding down the front of his striped shirt. I ran.

I can’t do this anymore. I got pissed at Laura yesterday and put my finger in her face to tell her off. I didn’t even say it. I couldn’t bring myself to sop my girlfriend’s brains off the kitchen floor. I can’t do this anymore.

All I have to do is put my finger against my temple and say it.

At least I’ll go out with a bang.


Credited to Myth.

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  • Damien

    THEN WHO WAS SKY BULLET?!

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    • Derp

      DOG WAS SKAI BOOLET

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      Rating: -24 (from 58 votes)
      • Anonymous

        YOU WERE SKYBULLET

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        Rating: +2 (from 8 votes)
        • http://www.thingsididlastnight.com Anonymous

          WE ARE ALL SKY BULLET

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          Rating: +1 (from 7 votes)
        • EntLord

          I am an Ent

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          Rating: -2 (from 2 votes)
  • PoopFace

    Not creepy in the slightest, but this story is amazingly well written, it’s descriptions so amazing and vibrant that I could see it all play out in my mind’s eye in vivid detail. The subject matter is fucking fantastic. Wonderful story. Wonderful!

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    Rating: +92 (from 100 votes)
  • Sigma

    POW
    HAHA

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    Rating: +35 (from 55 votes)
    • Lemons

      TF2 reference! :D

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      Rating: +11 (from 17 votes)
    • Uberanium

      YOU ARE LEETTLE BABY MAN!!!!

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      Rating: 0 (from 2 votes)
  • Anonymous

    Awesome, awesome idea. Unfortunately the story’s structure isn’t too good. It feels like a chunk was missing out of the beginning.

    Still, love it.

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    Rating: -18 (from 32 votes)
  • Horace Horrible

    Great concept, wish it was longer, reminds me of the Borderlands cover.

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    Rating: +26 (from 34 votes)
  • http://channelislandsghosttrackers.com Deathbecomesme

    Good story….not creepy ..more sad than anything else….but very well written….

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    Rating: +22 (from 26 votes)
    • Xaoh20z

      With such a power, killing yourself would be such a disgrace when you’re capable of doing so much more.

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      Rating: -10 (from 22 votes)
      • Purple Frog

        Pfft, yeah, you could sell yourself in a gun shop for $100.

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        Rating: +50 (from 54 votes)
  • Anonymous

    SEE YOU, SPACE COWBOY

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    Rating: +43 (from 49 votes)
    • A Wet Conch

      Cowboy Bebop reference :)

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      Rating: +3 (from 15 votes)
  • Rah!

    I love this.

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    Rating: +3 (from 7 votes)
  • http://www.dylanangladamusic.com/ Dylan A.

    Pretty damn good.

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    Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
  • ._.

    Cool idea, decent writing. Couldn’t help but think of Cowboy Bebop….

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    Rating: -5 (from 15 votes)
  • Anonymous

    what a pussy. I’d either go on a rampage or become a crime fighter if I had a magnum finger way before I killed myself

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    Rating: -21 (from 39 votes)
    • Iron Man

      No. We have got wwaaaayyyy to many super heroes/villains out there

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      Rating: +8 (from 12 votes)
  • Lestat

    Not creepy at all, but pretty good. Well done, I liked it.

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    Rating: +3 (from 7 votes)
  • http://www.webcomicsnation.com/sandgate/sandgate_wcn/series.php Tekkactus

    Not really creepy, but that doesn’t stop it from being fucking awesome.

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    Rating: +20 (from 22 votes)
  • http://portalwarez.cl lukazaz

    then how did he order kun pow chicken XD he could have been the best assasin….

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    Rating: -9 (from 19 votes)
  • Johnny Weller

    Man I hate it when people use stopping power.

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    Rating: 0 (from 18 votes)
  • God

    This was probably one of the best short stories I have ever read, although I wouldn’t really call it creepypasta, more of a paranormal story than anything. I really, really wish it had been long, I may have to re-write this for my own pleasure.

    All in all, amazing story, this is the first time a story was good neough to get me to comment.

    11/10

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    Rating: +10 (from 26 votes)
    • Anonymous

      If you have a complaint it cant be 10/10 that’s perfect and your saying its better then perfect even though you think it could have done something better your just wrong for saying its an 11/10

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      Rating: -3 (from 7 votes)
  • Lumkins

    Excellent story. I agree, not creepy. More like “Twilight Zone from Hell”

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    Rating: +1 (from 11 votes)
    • Purple Frog

      Uh, because twilight zone totally isn’t creepy >.>

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      Rating: +6 (from 8 votes)
  • Yep

    Yeah agree not creepy, but a very fun story to read. Is it a blessing or a curse?

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    Rating: 0 (from 8 votes)
  • Ligeia

    predictable, as is usually the case, but very well written and enjoyable

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    Rating: -6 (from 8 votes)
  • Anonymous

    Hated it.
    WTF ????

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  • Lauralot

    Awesomesauce. Not creepy, but awesomesauce.

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  • Arwassa

    not creepy in anyway but amazing none the less.

    the ability to blow people up just by pointing at them and saying bang? i want it D:

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  • lolwut

    Great detail. I loved it, too! ^^

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  • http://thehungryreader.com Krepta

    Terrific idea! Great and disquieting story! The only part I’d change is the beginning, where he says “I’m making this video”– it’s very clearly not a video, so it kind of breaks the suspension of disbelief right there. It might work better than that if it were done in the form of a transcription, so we could get some emotional reaction from this character as he collects himself and breaks down.

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    Rating: +10 (from 12 votes)
  • OMGZZ

    basically an amazing story, but i wonder why he didnt say ‘pow’ instead of bang….also thank you Anonymous, i still miss the days of cowboy bebop…

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