Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

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I’d had them ever since I was a kid.

I can remember being incredibly self-conscious about them, hiding them in my pockets under books and bags. The kids at school never said anything to my face, but I knew they were laughing behind my back.

I remember asking my parents to take me to the doctor, to get them checked out. The growths on my hands seemed to be the elephant in the room back then, since they’d just say I was fine and change the subject. But I knew better.

I had tried to remove them as a child, but without avail. Scissors, knives, potato peelers; trying to cut or scrape them off was always a lost cause because I couldn’t continue once the pain kicked in.

But today was different. It’s amazing how numb you can get with a couple of tourniquettes and a bottle of Jack Daniels. I was originally planning to use a sharp knife, but figured that trying to slice through the tough flesh of the growths would be too arduous in my drunken state. I opted for the slightly more technological plan B.

I had to hurry though. I was already pretty light-headed and was starting to feel dizzy. My hands and forearms, nearly blue from the lack of circulation, couldn’t wait much longer either. The whirring of the blender helped to put me in a sort of trance–ready to do what I had wanted to do since I first looked down at my strange deformities.

I shoved my left hand in first. The immediate sensation of sharp blades slicing through flesh was jarring, but I was surprised at how well the alcohol was working–I expected it to hurt more. I could hear the sharp metal churning and cutting, working perfectly as planned. I pressed my hand down harder. All those bad memories, all of the embarrasment–all of those horrible things were now nothing more than a thick red pulp.

Breaking from the feelings of ectsasy, I pulled out before the blades hit knuckle. I smiled, taking a good look at my new hand. As for the growths–well, five down, and five to go.

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  • http://kaseyrules06514@yahoo.com Kassondra

    This is great, awesome story.

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    Rating: +11 (from 13 votes)
  • Lolwut?

    I laughed at this one, cool story.

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    Rating: +4 (from 12 votes)
  • Oh wow

    I went “oh shi-” and then continued to laugh my ass off.

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    Rating: +25 (from 27 votes)
  • Neito

    … That one took a second to click. God, did I lol.

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    Rating: +13 (from 15 votes)
  • meowmixkid

    I don’t get it! Help please?

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    • Anonymous

      It was his fingers

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  • Anonymous

    (S)he has five growths on each hand. What do you have five of on each hand?

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    • Sophia’s pasta

      Did (s)he cut of their fingers? Was it even a person? It was a great story though!

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      Rating: -1 (from 7 votes)
      • olivia

        yes and yes, they shoved their hand into a blender. and people obviously have fingers sooo

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        Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  • Anonymous

    LOL

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  • Progdor

    Wow.

    Just..wow.

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  • Just a Girl

    Lol. I think this one was silly.

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    Rating: +4 (from 8 votes)
  • Emilie

    That one made me laugh.
    How silly.

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    Rating: +5 (from 7 votes)
  • Dreamer

    I hope the OP knows this is here and checks the comments. I’d really like to encourage him to keep writing. This story reminded me VERY much of some of Stephen King’s early short stories.

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  • Anon

    That reveal was winternet awesome. Moar plox.

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  • Signed: Anon

    Holy Crap!

    This is awesome. Write MOARRR

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  • Anon

    Didn’t Stephen King already write this?

    Read Night Shift, the short story “I Am The Doorway”.

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    • inxtcy

      That was eyes in his hands if I remember correctly, and didn’t the eyes watch and eventually control him?

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      Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  • Fund

    Confusing language, but still a decent shocker.

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    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  • Semtex

    wiiiiiiin

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  • miss nemo

    oh dear god.

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  • Usher

    At first I was like what the fuck then I was like ho shit…then I lol’d

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  • Kitty.

    =D Wow. What madness this is.. Quite wonderful though. What people will go through to make themselves “perfect” in their minds.

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  • ANOONYMOOSE

    Just go that the growths were fingers, took me a good 20 seconds of thinking. That kid is an hero and doesn’t afraid of anything.

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    Rating: +6 (from 10 votes)
  • Ricky

    Wait, shouldn’t he have noticed that the other kids had these so called “Growths”?

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  • emogirl

    I agree with Ricky. How the hell do you get fingers mixed up with “growths”? And why didn’t the doctors explain to him/she that it was normal?

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  • Zombie

    because emogirl, nothing is as it should be, when you are INSANE…

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  • http://emobilephonedeals.co.uk/ waht

    it was quite funny.
    in the end i finally knew what was the “growths” he was talking about, it was his fingers… great. :p
    nothing shocking…

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  • http://yahoo.com I Was Phone

    o shit thats disturbing

    he must have some sort of mental illness

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