Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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I’m waiting at the bus stop, the rain is falling lightly and it’s just about getting dark. I missed the last bus and now I’m tired and hungry, longing to be in my warm bed with a hot drink. I’m so busy daydreaming that I didn’t notice the little old lady stood next to me. I never saw her arrive, which was odd as I was sure I was all alone a moment ago. The hood is up on her filthy raincoat, her posture hunched with her back to me and clutched in her bony hand hangs a large red handbag.

The street has gotten real quiet. The rain is coming down a little heavier now and the street lamps flicker on. I’m impatiently glancing up and down the dark, deserted road for a sign of the bus when I notice something that alarms me. The stranger hasn’t any feet. Instead there were just two stumps wrapped in bloodied bandages. At the disturbing sight of this I became nauseous and unsettled. What was she doing walking on them in that terrible state? She had no crutches for support either. It was baffling. I tried hard not to stare and studied the timetable on the bus shelter wall instead when she suddenly spoke,

“Lost them on this very road I did”.

It was a hollow, croaking sound she made when she talked.

“Were you in an accident?” I asked nervously.

“Aye. The bastard crushed ‘em good,” she replied bitterly, still with her back to me.

I couldn’t think of anything else to say, I was dumbfounded.

The road was on a bleak stretch of countryside at the edge of town. Not a single car had passed us for some time and I was feeling anxious and jittery. Where is that bus? I was considering walking to the next stop for the exercise and to be away from this strange lady with no feet when she spoke again,

“Be a dear and hold my bag”.

“Erm, sure. Is it too heavy?”, I asked, reaching out to take it from her.

It was then she turned to face me. I froze on the spot. A wave of cold terror came over me. Her face! There was no face! No features at all, just a large gaping cavity! But still she spoke in that hollow voice,

“Be a dear and hold my bag, be a dear”.

Her bloody stumps made a wet squelching sound as she stepped toward me. I fell backwards and hit the ground hard. I tried to scream but all that came out was some hideous, animal-like, primal sound. My mind was reeling as she inched closer and closer to me. I couldn’t move, I felt pinned down by fear, trapped and helpless. She then proceeded to open the bag and reveal its contents to my disbelieving eyes.

“Look! Look what they took from meeeeee!!” she wailed.

Inside I saw what they had taken. Her feet! Twisted and mangled, the bones crushed and turned to red splinters and her face! A torn, disfigured mask of ragged flesh stared at me from within that bloodied sack and it was screaming, it was screaming at me!

“Look! Look what they took from meeeeee!!”

 

Credit: Marc Green

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  • mona

    pretty good…BUT WHO WAS THEY

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  • Adrian

    Wow, that was… disturbing.
    I pictured EVERYTHING.

    Tasty Pasta – 8.5/10

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  • mjp

    i was surprised at the ending it was different

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  • Merp

    BUT WHO WAS RED HANDBAG?

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    • GracieBug

      I think the red handbag means blood

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  • ._.

    I liked it, but why does it talk about losing her feet twice?

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  • ._.

    nvm, i’m tired and didn’t read it properly .

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  • Anonymous

    Classic and creepy. ” I tried to scream but all that came out was some hideous, animal-like, primal sound.” I think that making a primal sound is a scream. If he tried to scream and couldn’t I would imagine a squeak or some small sound to come out.

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  • Alice

    This was really. i loved it! I couldn’t help but notice changes in the tense of words. sometimes it would be a past tense and others present, and so on. but other than that it was a delicious pasta. keep writing!

    @mona, “they” are the people who crashed into the old lady and took her feet and face.

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  • Sloop

    DAMN BUS or other motorized vehicle -DRIVING SCOUNDRELS!

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  • Abby

    This one was refreshingly anecdotal rather than a real story. The ambiguity made it very creepy… one of the most terrifying pastas I’ve read. Kudos to whoever wrote it

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  • Bug

    Umm…Follow up? That was hardly even a story.

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  • Anonymous

    Pretty good, but too short.

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  • craaaver

    @bug
    it isn’t supposed to be a story. its just scary. Shut up and be scared >=[

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  • The Motionless Shadow

    Very disturbing, Love it. Very good detail.

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  • Syramoon

    Decent Pasta, although I would have loved more details. 5/10

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  • Cheyenne

    To the first Anonymous post on June 26th, perhaps it was a moo.

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  • DanielNaught

    Though it wasn’t creepy, I liked it a lot.
    Then again, anyone who describes rain in detail always gets me.
    7/10

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  • Anonymous

    I thought it was great, keep it up!

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  • Pyromania

    Wow. I liked this one alot. Lovely gory imagery. I sorta pictured that i’d end with the bus arriving at the stop and the protagonist looking at it but then when they looked back the woman was gone and all that was left in her place was a red handbag.
    Loved it however.

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  • Anon

    Wait, what kind of hit crushes feet and takes off a face? I mean, they’re on opposite ends so how’d that happen?

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  • New Techno Leader

    i immediatly thought of Neville Longbottems grandmother at “clutched in her bony hand hangs a large red handbag” .,.. don’t know why, just did

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  • Vicky

    Haha, It was a good story but when she said ‘Be a dear and hold my bag’ I thought it said Bra and I couldn’t stop laughing.

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  • Annyon

    Hey I recently did an audio recording of this! Please listen! This is a great story, loved the eeriness of it. :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W_lTxjBm_c&feature=youtu.be

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  • SJ

    Nice puke pasta.

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  • jeffthekillersfangirl

    its to short and inconclusive.. give me your worst!!!!!

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