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After waking up with a jolt, the girl laid in bed a few seconds longer. Reaching over to switch on her bedside lamp, she tried to remember exactly what had stolen her sweet slumber away. When she couldn’t, the brunette swung her legs over the side of the bed and heaved herself up. Checking the time on her phone, she snorted when she saw it was midnight- the witching hour. Knowing that sleep would only evade her, she left her bedroom for the kitchen, a good cup of coffee on her mind.

As she passed by her front door, a chill spread like liquid fire down her spine. It’s only winter, she told herself, focusing again on the coffee plan. Measuring out scoops, water, and preparing her cup kept her occupied, but as the dark liquid boiled, she had nothing left to keep her mind from wandering off. The chill returned and she couldn’t help but glance behind her to the front door. It stood there innocently enough, just like always. The dead bolt was still in place and she could see nothing amiss with it. Turning back to her coffee, she did her best to forget about the feeling.

With her cup in hand, she started back towards her bedroom. As she walked by the front door, she decided that a quick glance out of the peep hole would help calm her restless mind. The chill worsened with each step she took towards the door and further away from the safety and warmth of her blankets. She pressed her empty hand against the cold, metal door and took a deep breath before leading her eye to the peep hole.

At first, she could only see an inky blackness and somehow seemed to swirl in itself. When she blinked in surprise, the void melted away. She wished it hadn’t. In it’s place, there stood what she could only guess was once a man. The limbs were long and inhumanly awkward, with bulky joints branching off into several arms, not unlike the branches of a tree. The creature was drapped in a black suit, somehow manking the thing more nightmarish to her. The icing on the proverbial cake, however, was what passed as the hellish thing’s face. It was as though her mind blurred the ghastly visage to spare itself further shock and horror.

She shoved herself away from the door with the hand still pressed against it. The scalding mug of coffee fell, the liquid burning her bare legs as she fell backwards and tried to crawl away from the door. She knew, somehow, that her mind hadn’t been playing tricks on her. As she crab walked away from the door, she watched as tendrels as black as the void she first saw snake around through the cracks. The girl was trapped between the instinct to flee and the gut feeling to not turn her back on the door. When the door jolted, the urge to flee overcame her and she slipped in the burning liquid as she tried to make it back to her room.

She knew deep down that she was trapping herself in a corner, but she had to get away from the door. The girl was halfway down the hallway when she heard the previously locked door creak open. She screamed and slipped into a wall, cracking her chin on it and stunning her.

After that, there was only blackness.

“Nicole?” a warm, male voice snapped the woman out of her trance. As she turned around, she was met by one of her sister’s doctor’s. She nodded, not sure if she should say anything, or even if she could find her voice if she did have something to say. That morning, she had gotten an urgent phone call from the hospital, saying that her sister, Lindsay, was there. Before they had even let her see her, the doctor’s had pulled her off to the side and insisted that they talk to her about what might have happened. Phrases like ‘self-inflected’ and ‘assault’ had been thrown around and Nicole felt her mind reel.

She still hadn’t fully understood what they had been saying until she saw Lindsay with her own eyes. Her little sister had a bandage wrapped around her head, covering both of her ears as well as her eyes. They said it was to keep her now deadened eyes from drying out and to try to keep infection out of the wounds Lindsay had made to her ears. The doctors had guessed that either she or someone else had jammed a pencil into them to keep her off balance or to deafen herself against something. There was the mix of first and second degree burns on her hands, legs, and feet, from what was assumed to be the coffee her neighbors found slipped all over the entry to her apartment.

As Nicole walked into her sister’s hospital room the first time, she thought she had spied the silhouette of a man in the window. That, she knew, was impossible. Her sister’s room was on the third story of the hospital.

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  • http://creepypasta nigleninja

    it was good at best.
    i really think that you could have done more with slender man, but still pretty creepy.

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  • Totheark

    Slenderman is the shit. i wonder why he was following a woman.. Doesnt he usually follow kids?

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    • jada Mendez

      exactly slender should follow kids who is UNDER 17 kind of creepy right he is only piece of s!@#$

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  • Tram

    Witching hour is supposed to be at 3:00 am because demons use it as a mock ritual for when Christ was supposedly crucified around 3:00 pm. Lack of research really killed it for me on this one :/

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  • frosty the destroyer

    totally average in my opinion.

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  • http://goatse.cx George W Bush

    Learn to apostrophe. This pasta sucks.

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  • Loadblower

    Methinks you were but too swift to reveal the element of the scare. I would suggest to you an idea pertaining to the development of your protagonists psychological assets before “unleashing the beast” as it were. Best of luck in future stories, my friend. Perhaps we will see this yet in a future installment of “Are You Afraid of the Dark” on YTV.

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  • Anonymous

    Oh. What a waste of good coffee.

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  • FrollTag

    SO WHO WAS SNAKE?

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  • J MAGGOT

    When the story switched perspective to her sister it wasn’t obvious enough. It wasn’t 100% apparent that this was a different person from the beginning until the part about the neighbors finding the coffee. A suggestion to make the transition more obvious is perhaps make the sibling visiting the hospital a brother because there’s a clear difference between male and female or atleast give the first lady a name.

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  • EH?

    Who was coffee?!

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  • Jester

    Om nom nom

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  • Lyexsah

    “The creature was drapped in a black suit, somehow manking the thing more nightmarish to her.”

    ‘Manking’…

    Is that like, a new evolution to Mankey and Primeape? Man, I’m so behind on all these new Pokemon..

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  • anon

    anon says it sucks. i love this meme, you ruined it.

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  • Flash37

    Well, this is my second time reading this. After looking Slenderman up, I can safely say,

    Slenderman is the Tall Man from the Trilby games with a tie.

    Therefore, Slenderman is the most badass thing ever.

    And the most badass thing ever should not be in this silly pasta that I could barely get through. 3/10 for concept.

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  • Anonymous

    OMFG!

    http://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/page/Slender+Man

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  • Anonymous

    He just wants his twenty dollas.

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  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love this pasta, but thats probably only because I am one of the biggest slenderman fans. By far the creepiest and most unnerving mythological creature.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m gonna jam pencils into your ears so you can’t hear me approaching! Even though I’d have to be pretty damn close to do it anyways….

    Mediocre pasta, I give it a 6 / 10

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    • Slender man

      Your not me anonymous ha ha ha

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  • MrsNitpickerson

    OHSHIT. The door has legs?

    I couldn’t get into it after I read the door was standing and the part where it said “was what passed as the hellish thing’s face”. The whole “the worst thing was” what passed as a face, or passed as human, etc… something passing as something… bleh. Overdone in creepypasta.

    I just found that words were misused and thrown in willynilly (yes, that’s right, I said it) and it made it seem childishly written and poorly edited. Much like this comment.

    “The dark liquid”? Just say coffee damnit. Enough of this “crimson liquid” “dark liquid” “clear liquid”. It’s blood. It’s coffee. It’s water. Wow.

    Also. Why did she slip with her chin forwards? Generally someone slips, they lean backwards or fall backwards. Am I wrong? I think not.

    Also. “The doctors had guessed that either she or someone else had jammed a pencil into them to keep her off balance or to deafen herself against something.” I doubt doctors would make assumptions like that.

    All in all, it makes me angry. I wish this site had some standards, or at least a separate category for stories obviously written by 14 year old girls.

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  • http://yahoo Anonymous

    think it was ok slender man suposse to be tall but not that tall

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  • http://yahoo Anonymous

    slender man supose to be tall but not that tall

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  • icy

    lies, slendermans likes teh minors

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  • icy

    *slenderman

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  • name

    What makes you think this was fake?

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  • INSOMNIAC

    not the slender man!!!!! by the way if you want to see movie about slender man you tube marble hornets. watch all entries. scariest movie i have ever seen in my whole freaking life. note in movie slenderman does not have tenecles just realy long arms

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