Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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I awoke to the sound of my mother in the kitchen. Groggily, I swung my legs out from under the covers, and got dressed in jean shorts and a simple white T-shirt. Then, I grabbed a white cloth off of my dresser.

It was a bandana that I had found earlier in the year, in January. It was in a box at a yardsale labelled “Do NOT Wear in Sunlight”. A funny joke, I thought. I took it to the lady running the sale. She was old and frail. She stared at me. “Don’t wear that in the sun.” I laughed, and bought it anyway. What an old hag. I put it on my head, and tied it in the back. I had never before worn it.

As I walked into the kitchen, my mother said to me, “Darling, go out to the shed and get the hedgeclippers. I need you to trim the holly bushes out front.”

I agreed to do as she asked. After all, she was my mother. So I strode down the cobblestone path behind our house towards the shed. As I neared that old shed, I noticed how hot it was outside. It was so hot outside that the heat was coming off of the surface of the shed in waves.

I pushed open the door – “OW!” I exclaimed. The sizzling door blistered my hand. I shook it off and went inside. Oh, it was sweltering. I immediately broke into a sweat. The drops rolled off my nose and onto the dirt floor of the shed. I wanted to quickly find the hedgeclippers.

As I dug around in a tool box, the sweat on my face started to blur my vision. I wiped my brow, and was surprised to find that the sweat didn’t come off. I passed it off as a trick of the heat, blinked my eyes, and found the hedgeclippers.

I left the shed, only to find even more heat outside. Oh, it was painful, but I had to do what my mother asked, or I’d be in trouble. I clomped to the front yard and started on the bushes.

The sun beared down on my back and arms. Even my butt felt like fire, and I was crouching, hiding it from the sun! My front and face and feet and fingers were all burning too. The heat was immeasurable, intense, and I suffered all afternoon. Every time I tried to wipe the sweat away, it stayed, and got sopped up in my bandana, created a soaking wet veil on my head. And finally the bushes were finished. I quickly retreated inside, and into my room to get clothes. Then I flew into my bathroom to take a shower and clean up.

I gasped at my reflection. Bright red skin stretched over my face and back and front. No tan lines were visible. My whole body was sunburned and the sweat remained unclearable from my visage. I touched my skin. Agony erupted all over my body. I then realized I hadn’t removed the bandana. I tried to pull it off; it wouldn’t come. I tried in vain to rip it from my head, but it wouldn’t budge. On the third attempt, I accidently touched my burned skin. In a fit of pain, I scratched my fourhead. My skin was already peeling.

I took hold of the peeled piece and pulled, eyes closed, for I could sense the coming agony. But it didn’t come. I continued to pull at the piece. Finally it came lose. I opened my eyes and screamed.

My face had been peeled off, and the bandana had come with it. I looked at the bandana in horror, the memory of the box it was in coming back to me. Slowly, the rest of the skin on my head fell off, peeling in slow motion. I watched in horror as the skin on my arms and legs went. Just as my eyes burned, bloodshot were about to fall out, I noticed brownish, smeared words on the bandana, written in blood and sweat.

“I WARNED YOU NOT TO WEAR IT IN THE SUN.”

Credit To: Toni

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  • Gookey

    Terrible.

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    Rating: +36 (from 56 votes)
    • TheBomb.com

      This guy sounds like an idiot. Isn’t that what sunscreen is for?

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      Rating: +5 (from 9 votes)
      • Some Fat Guy

        Am I the only one who thought of cheese being peeled off a slice of pizza when I read the ending?

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        Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  • Britt

    Not as scary as it is outright disgusting. There were also some tense issues in there… but ew

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    Rating: +37 (from 43 votes)
  • Edo-kun

    Pasta causes cancer.

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    Rating: +82 (from 104 votes)
  • PastYourBedTime

    The writing was about 3, the fear was about 1, and the compellsion was about 1.

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    Rating: +9 (from 35 votes)
    • Anonymous

      err *compulsion

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      Rating: +7 (from 9 votes)
    • http://ehnh34bg4h.org oirhi

      This comment is a one…

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  • BlueBeans

    Could have been better

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    Rating: +14 (from 22 votes)
  • Anonymous

    This pasta was far too overcooked.

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    Rating: +112 (from 120 votes)
    • Anonymous

      overcooked i get it :D

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      • Dr. Troll

        Oh do you now??? You must feel very smart! Anyways, it wasn’t over cooked. It was raw.

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        Rating: +27 (from 49 votes)
        • Anonymous

          it’s “anyway”, not “anyways”.

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          Rating: -5 (from 41 votes)
        • bugsbunny

          Correct!

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      • Karina

        i still dont get the pasta over cooked thing >:( that makes me feel dumb not knowing… D:

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        • http://warriorcatsrplay.webs.com/ Darkness

          The person was sunburnt. If you overcook food, it burns. Geddit?

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    • http://www.cake.com OriginalPosterIsABundleOfSticks

      I see what you did there…

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      Rating: +12 (from 12 votes)
    • Angel

      Lol over cooked:)

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      • Anomalous Sailor

        I have lost respect for todays society… while reading these replies.

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        Rating: +4 (from 6 votes)
  • Aral Gamelon

    This pasta was overcooked and tasteless. Will not eat again.

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    Rating: +48 (from 54 votes)
    • 4 the lulz

      I ate the pasta… I BARFED EVERYWHERE!!1!! so i sold at a yard sale in a box labled do not eat when hungry!

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      Rating: +30 (from 42 votes)
      • I Consist Entirely of Lego Bricks.

        What? Why would you sell it? Why not just throw it out?

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        Rating: -6 (from 6 votes)
    • Hensman

      Shouldn’t it be undercooked? Seeing as it wasn’t ready to publish yet.

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      Rating: -2 (from 2 votes)
      • Anonymous

        But it’s titled Sunburn.

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    • Anonymous

      regular Gordon Ramsay

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  • Craver

    It was great! It made you feel uncomfortable but at the same time compelled to keep reading.

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    Rating: -49 (from 91 votes)
    • Sophia’s pasta

      Your right. I wanted to stop cuz it was kinda gross but I couldn’t stop.

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      Rating: -3 (from 11 votes)
  • Craver

    and it was disgusting … :3

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    Rating: -10 (from 34 votes)
  • micheal thomas

    this pasta was bland, but with some seasonings, could have some real potential. p.s. the noodles were doughy.

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    Rating: +25 (from 35 votes)
  • John Machloy

    I don’t see what’s so wrong with it. It’s new and interesting.

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    Rating: -24 (from 46 votes)
  • Clarissa Saint

    This story could have been better i wasn’t scared or discussed
    I wish there was more detail but its a nice little story to read i guess but i give it a 3 at least and a 4 at most

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    Rating: -12 (from 26 votes)
    • Anonymous

      What did punctuation ever do to you??

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      • WhatDoesTheFoxSay

        I lol’d.. xDDDD

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  • Connor Williams

    I thought it was decent, hen again I have a decent imagination and I was listening to at the house in a heartbeat so I guess the mood was just right for me

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    • http://twitter.com/vishusweasel Abby Miller

      Connor from Salem?!

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  • Yes Man

    Super cliche as hell, made no damn sense. If it ended that your face came off, fine. But you had to add in that your arms and legs peeled off. Did I mention that there was a lack of detail? Seriously who let this out of the crappypasta?

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    • Sophia’s pasta

      It made perfect sense to me. Great job!

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      • -_-

        It would make sense to the author/author’s friend…

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        Rating: -3 (from 5 votes)
  • Anonymous

    “fourhead” *forehead
    “Oh, it was painful, but I had to do what my mother asked, or I’d be in trouble.” fuck me :L that was shit lul so unrealistic.

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  • Reid

    reminds me of something R.L. Stein would’ve written. so in short, not very scary except to maybe a youngster.

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    Rating: +8 (from 12 votes)
    • LeV-Lee

      As soon as i finished reading it i went “Goosebumps!”.

      Goosebumps, as in the book series.

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  • OH SHI-

    ehh, i didn’t like it, they put salt on my pasta and i will not eat the salt.

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    Rating: +2 (from 4 votes)
  • Privyet

    Wrath of Bret Michael’s ghost.

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    • Mario

      Or Tommy Wiseau.

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  • Sorcha

    Why would you buy a bandanna at a yard sale? Ew.

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    Rating: +29 (from 33 votes)
    • ANONYMOUS

      Why would you buy a bandana anyway? They’re strange!

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      Rating: 0 (from 4 votes)
  • charlene

    didn’t gross me out at all, didn’t scare me either but it was creative ,i didn’t love it , but bravo to your creativeness! and good luck on ur next story!

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    Rating: +9 (from 13 votes)
  • Sterling

    It was a cool idea, poorly executed and a little distasteful and kind of… well… very predictable. It was interesting though and the thought of that happening was more terrifying than the author made me feel with their anticipation and danger they tried to mix in. Otherwise I though it was okay

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    Rating: +6 (from 6 votes)
  • 151rby

    If you peeled your face off your eyelids would be gone, so how was it that your eyes were still closed until shortly after your face was gone?

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    Rating: +9 (from 9 votes)
    • The Bomb.com

      Waiter! WAITER!!

      I think you put too much cheese in this pasta….

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      Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  • Danielle

    ……wut

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  • Lazer Panties

    It’s a good idea that was badly done.

    This pastas recipe needs to be re-written.

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  • http://streamoffire.blogspot.com Mophead

    Why would the entirety of the skin peel off. Only the top layer would be sunburnt. Would throw this pasta out.

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    • Voltzy

      That’s the whole idea … It’s un-natural burning.

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