Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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I’m running as fast as I can down the road ahead of me. It’s a long gravel road, and as far as my eyes can see there is no end. I’m in heels. I’ve tripped and stumbled and nearly fallen countless times, but I can’t risk stopping long enough to take them off.

I can hear them behind me, chasing me. There are three of them. They are tall and fast, and they’re each wearing the same black robes and mask. I don’t know why they’re chasing me, and I don’t remember how it started. All I can remember is running.

Suddenly I see another one, and he is coming toward me from the opposite direction. I begin to panic. I consider dashing into the trees on either side of the road, but surely I’d twist my ankle and be doomed. No, I must keep running. I must stay on this road and hope for the best.

My heart thrashes wildly in my chest as I reach the figure, but he continues past me. A moment later I hear screaming behind me, and I can’t help but to turn and look.

He’s attacked them! All three of my pursuers are lying motionlessly on the ground, presumably dead. I see no weapon, so I’m clueless as to how he’s done it. I’ve stopped running now, and I stare wide-eyed as the figure approaches me.

“Th-thank you…” I stammer nervously. The figure’s breaths come loud and raspy through the hole at the mouth of their mask. We both stand still for what seems like an eternity before they finally respond.
“You wouldn’t be thanking me if you knew what I looked like.”

I’m surprised at the voice. It’s female. I watch curiously, and more than a little scared, as the figure raises her hand up to her mask and slowly removes it.

I scream. This person has my face! Only it’s been beaten and mangled. She has two black eyes, a bloody, broken nose, and a busted lip.
“What’s going on here?!” I cry. She stares blankly at me.
“I couldn’t let them do to you what they’ve done to the rest.” she says. “It’s time for you to return, now.” I open my mouth to demand a real answer, but then I start to feel very tired. I try to fight it, but I can’t. I fall to the ground.

I’m in a hospital bed when I wake up. I moan in pain because my head feels like it’s splitting open, and my parents rush to my side. I hadn’t noticed them.
“Sweetie, are you okay?” my mother asks, taking my hand in hers and kissing me on the cheek. I shut my eyes and try to remember what happened.

I had been watching the news. There was an interesting story going that people were mysteriously dying in their sleep. Not unusual for the elderly, but these were people my age. Autopsies repeatedly revealed that the victims were perfectly healthy.
I must have fallen asleep. But that dream… It felt so real. So eerie.

“Yeah, mom, I’m fine.” I answer. “What happened?” My mother looks at my father, as if to ask him if he wants to take over. He shakes his head.
“No one really knows, dear.” she tells me. “You weren’t answering my calls, so I got worried. I rushed over and used the spare key above the door to let myself in. I found you unconscious on your couch. You were holding this..”

She reaches into her purse and pulls out a mask. The mask from my dream.

Credit To: Sarah Jane

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  • LeeHwon

    not bad.

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  • PastYourBedTime

    Good job. I really got hooked in.

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  • Astrid

    A bit difficult to comprehend, but a very unique idea :3 Decent pasta.

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  • Forrest

    Confusing but far better than the usual fare. 6/10. Nice.

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  • Sarah Jane

    Thanks for the feedback guys! I totally understand where you’re coming from about it being hard to follow. This is actually something I whipped up on the fly one night, and it’s also my first attempt at the “creepy” sort of genre. I didn’t expect it to get approved for publishing at all, but I’m glad it did, and I’m glad you guys seem to have enjoyed it despite the fact that there’s no real story line.. haha (:

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    • brons

      Is your full name Sarah Jane Smith? :p

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    • Judgement

      Is your computer named Mr. Smith?

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  • http://dirjel.deviantart.com Dirjel

    This was much better than most of the stories on here, but that’s solely because the author knows how to write. The story itself was… pretty severely lacking. It was a neat idea (I think), but nothing was explained well enough to draw any conclusions about anything, ever.

    *ahem*

    BUT WHO WAS MASK? …amongst other things.

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  • Privyet

    So, um, who? Alter ego? Friendly ghost?

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  • Sarah Jane

    Well, there’s supposed to be a connection with the people randomly dying in their sleep and the protagonist’s dream. It’s not something I put a lot of thought into because I wrote it very quickly just as a way to take a break from something else I had been working on. But, the best way I can explain it is that people are dying in their dreams, which caused them to die in real life. But the protagonist was saved by herself- Her inner voice, her conscious, what be it. As I said, I didn’t put a lot of thought into it. I apologize :/

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  • Number bogan.

    9th

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  • jenfa

    I always love these kinds of pastas.
    9/10

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  • watkins70

    i liked this a lot 9/10 good job

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  • siren_songs

    i thought this was a very good pasta. i love the stories were they leave you hanging. but who was the woman under the mask, an alter ego, maybe a twin she was never told about?? i lover the eerie-ness of it all. 10/10

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  • Benny

    This reminded me of a nightmare on elm street ahah

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  • Kamryn Martinez

    I love it. fantastic job

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