Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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If I were you, I’d stop reading. I know a lot of stories say that, but I’m dead serious. Stop.

No? Well, it’s your choice. I can’t stop you. Well, consider this story a warning, and let’s leave it at that.

It was a completely normal day. It’s always a normal day, when these things happen. I was on here, reading creepy pastas to freak myself out. I used to like that sort of thing. I loved the feeling of chills running up my spine when I saw a shadow out of the corner of my eye, after reading a story. I was going to read a ghost story I thought sounded interesting, when something popped out at me. It was titled, “I Dare You”.

It seemed to glow brighter than all the other stories shown on my screen. I was curious, so I clicked on it. This is how it went- “Hello. I have a dare for you. Only the bravest of the brave will do it. We all have that one creepy person in the neighborhood. That pale, quiet girl in school, the crazy old man down the street, or the middle aged women who swore she heard voices when her husband died. Yes, that person. Go to their house. Sound easy right? Well, here’s the quirk. They know something you don’t. All of them have one thing in common. They all have this one thing that makes them the way they are. You have to ask them what it is. It may sound easy, but you will figure it out. Good luck.”

I smirked at myself as I thought about Claire. Claire was the crazy person in my town. She always had wide eyes and rarely ever left her house. She always had a pained look on her face, and always walked slowly. She seemed frail and harmless enough. I thought I should go. Then I read the single reply. It had no name. All it said was “DONT DO IT.” I dismissed it immediately and turned off my computer. Time to go see Claire.

It took about fifteen minutes to get there, but I didn’t stop walking. As I was walking up the steps to her house, I saw a curtain on one of the basement windows move. I peered over and saw Claire in the window. Her eyes seemed wider than ever, her long black hair framed her pale face. I gulped and motioned toward the door. She shook her head violently and left the window. I went up to the door and rung the doorbell. No one answered. I knew Claire was home, so I rung it a few more time. Still no answer. Being stubborn, I wasn’t going to give up. I marched down over to her basement window and peered down into the basement. Claire was still standing at the window, so her pale face sacred me a little. I spoke through the window hoping she could hear me “Claire, I just want to talk. Please let me in.” Claire shook her head again, and I heard her muffled voice come through the window. “No. Claire can’t move. Claire is never” I had never heard her speak before, so I was confused by the way she referred to herself as Claire. I smiled gently at her. “May I speak to you right here.” She studied my face for a minute, then gave a curt nod. She was so frightened, I could see her trembling as she stood before me. Now it wasn’t about the dare. I just needed to know. I took a deep breath and said “Tell me what’s bothering you Claire. I won’t say anything, I swear.” Her wide eyes grew even wider and she squealed. I expected her to run, but she just fell onto her bottom, trying to avoid my gaze. I looked down at her. “Claire, tell me. Please.” She looked back up to me with tears streaming down her face. “Claire’s second life. It’s ruining… it’s breaking Claire.” I resisted the urge to run. ‘Second life?’ I wondered. ‘What the heck is she talking about?’ She looked back down but kept speaking. “We all have second lives. Most just don’t live theirs. Claire is living second life. It’s horrible! The doors… the footsteps… the shrieking! It’s too much for Claire!” She abruptly stood up and tried to run in the other direction. After she took two running  steps she collapsed. She covered her ears and screamed. I pounded my hands on the glass. “Claire! What’s happening?!” I yelled. She looked at me, tears flowing even more freely now and spoke quietly. I had to read her lips to figure out what she said. She had whispered “Don’t. Move.” I shouted to her. “I’m going to get help Claire! Don’t worry.”

I stood and started running. But right as I took the first step, I understood. A wave of pain washed over my whole body with each step I took. Sound of doors slamming and creaking open and closed, loud footsteps, and the voices of people who I had ever done wrong by, yelling, shrieking, and crying filled my ear. I was overwhelmed so much that I only had managed a squeak before I collapsed to the ground, The Sound quieted, and the pain dulled after a bit, but flashes of whit filled my eyes. I turned my head to Claire’s window. I could hear her faint shrieks coming from the window. she had managed to bring herself back up to it again. I didn’t dare move closer. I knew what was happening. My second life had begun.

I know I’ll go mad like Claire if I take one more step. We don’t know what causes out second lives to start, but you never know. It could just be knowing about it. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. Yours could have started right now. Our only request is- DONT. MOVE.

Credit To: Kissa

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  • chenmo

    i liked the idea fun to read and first!

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  • laila

    it’s sort of annoying how the writer makes it out like a typical “it was a normal day” type story but then mentions that it’s always like that, as if it makes the story creative…UH NO WE’RE ON TO U DUDE

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  • laila

    Also…narrator is SUCH A DICK. leave the poor girl alone!

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    Rating: +2 (from 10 votes)
  • blah

    I didn’t understand this story

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    Rating: +6 (from 14 votes)
  • maddy jane

    this is crap. i dun feel anything dude! try again! this should be put in crappy pasta! duhhhh!

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    Rating: -7 (from 15 votes)
  • Setton

    I like the idea, but the stop reading is irrelevant, if you were going to ignore the warning that is your problem, all creepypasta readers know that stop reading or don’t fucking try this, means stop reading or don’t fucking try this. In our world warnings can save your life, and in this world your warning was stupid, but the no name at the beginnings warning was reasonable. If you tried this concept again without the term second life, more like reliving life during life, I think more would enjoy it.

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    • Whisperer

      Isn’t there a video game called Second Life? That’s what I thought about when I read the title…

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  • Edo-kun

    Pasta is undercooked and bland.
    Would not nom.

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    Rating: +20 (from 20 votes)
  • eris

    eh, id give it a 3/10. the idea behind the “second life” is unclear, it would be better if you explained the concept and why it causes pain, etc.

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    Rating: +11 (from 11 votes)
  • MAHDICK

    This pasta takes like fecal matter.

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    Rating: -1 (from 7 votes)
  • Em

    How did this even get through? This would okay on Crappypasta but not here.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  • the hash slinging slasher

    it wasnt the worst. it was ok. i wont read it again though

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  • Killjoy

    Not much creepy about this one… I give it a rating of meh.

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    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  • SIlvana

    I thought it was cool. I pretty much froze when t told me not to move.

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  • fat

    SEEMS LEGIT

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  • Anonymous

    no. don’t do it i’m serious i tried iHELP Mt, i aEm dying………………rftxdukyhyhfckgsdydfhy i8jvbiujhh hygbn

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    Rating: -1 (from 3 votes)
  • Uriel

    i love this one :D gave me a chill i was holy … o 3o

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  • WUT

    THEN WHO WAS SECOND LIFE?!

    Sorry. Had to. Anyway, it’s a good concept, and it’s not poorly written. With that said, the ending was kind of rushed and a little anti-climactic.

    Based on what was allegedly going on as a part of the second life, the narrator should not have been able to type a semi-coherent recap of prior events from the perspective of a normal person. That’s kind of contradictory.

    Rethink that little hole in plot, and see what you come up with.

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  • joey

    this was sorta freaky but it didnt scare me

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Thatlinkguy Thatlinkguy

    I liked it, but it could use some more work. Like what was actually happening to them when they moved. What was causing all of that and why is that the “second life”? Does that mean they went to hell? I definitely froze at the end for a couple seconds, and I liked the concept. :)

    6/10

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  • jenfa

    I liked the pasta.
    7.5/10
    Would eat again.

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  • brandon

    Can someone who reads this tell me what happens?

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  • http://www.karlarei2003.deviantart.com KarlaRei

    After the mention of “CreepyPasta” I stopped reading. It sounded good until then.

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  • Jane The Killer

    WHO WAS SCREAMS??

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  • Something

    I stopped reading. I did as you told me

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  • Johnny C.

    Who needs a second life when you have two dough boys ruining your life?

    :D

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