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Creepypasta

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There’s a mail box somewhere in the city which can solve your direst problems.

Which city? That depends on who you ask. There may even be more than one, who knows? Anyway, this mail box isn’t emptied anymore – the mail service has completely forgotten about it. But it clings on. It is located in some relatively unlikely place so you won’t spot it immediately. Mail you put inside it won’t go anywhere.

But the box is special. Write a letter about your most pressing problems to the persons in charge of dealing with it: write to your significant other, your boss, the IRS, and get it all off your chest. Ride yourself into deep shit with that letter. You’ll see that the problem will dissolve soon, in some way you hadn’t thought likely.

The snag of course is that you can’t really be sure whether you have found the right mail box until you try it. And if you haven’t things are going to get much worse once your letter gets delivered…

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  • Readman

    So, on a one in ten million gamble, I could send a letter explaining all the issues I have with a person/situation through an unknown mailbox, risking the person actually getting the letter, making my situation worse.

    It’s an interesting idea, but no thanks. The creepypasta would have sounded a lot more plausible/worth the search if the reader was given a rough approximation of the location of the mailbox.

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  • Semtex

    that is the most mundane thing in the world. a mail box that no one collects from. WOW

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  • UndeadBuddah

    Seems to be more of a trap than anything. More of “Oh, shit, that wasn’t the mailbox….”

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  • MotherPucker

    So make a “test” letter to send off to anybody, write nothing offensive, and if it’s been a long time and they never get it then it’s the right box. Unless doing that would result in some strange consequence…

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  • Turtnip

    I lol’d.

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  • shortys roc my sox

    wow if i wrote what i felt and put it in that mail box (the wrong one) i would so get jumped

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  • anon

    The risk seems too mundane to be genuinely creepy.

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  • http://ermarian.net Arancaytar

    That’s a neat reversal: Instead of a terrible price to pay, or a dreadful penalty for a mistake, the only consequence of the ritual not being done properly is that everything will take its normal course.

    … actually, it’d be win-win. I can’t think of any problems I have that could not be resolved with a long and honest letter, which I am just too scared/frustrated to write. So even if I don’t find the right mailbox, I’d still come out ahead.

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  • Quietdreams

    omg im going to write ur mom

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  • 151rby

    Mildly interesting, not at all creepy.

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    • http://kterrett@live.com KRISTINA

      I soooo agree pasta are suppose to be CREEPY THATS WHY THEY ARE CALLED (CREEPYPASTAS) THIS ONE JSUT WASNT AT ALL SCARY AN I AM NOT ONE TO DOWN SOMEONE BUT IF YOUR GOING TO POST A PASTA PUT MORE DETAIL INTO IT MAKE IT YOUR OWN THIS DID NOTHING FOR ME!

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  • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY!

    Just write a normal letter to a friend, make a bunch of copies, and then each week put it in a different mailbox, the one week that your friend does not get the letter will be the one mailbox

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  • Strange Angel

    “You’ll see that the problem will dissolve soon, in some way you hadn’t thought likely.”
    So what if you put your letter in the wrong mailbox and make things worse, only to have some unforseen circumstance turn the situation around and make things better later on? Does that mean that the wrong mailbox was actually the right one, or that the right one would have made things better in a different way? My head hurts…

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  • Anonymous

    DIDNT CARE FOR THIS ONE AT ALL THOUGHT PASTAS WHERE SUPOSE TO BE SCARY VERY WAS NOT WORTH READING SORRY YOU NEED TO PUT MORE DETAIL IN IT THIS ONE NEEDS TO BE DELETED OFF SO NO ONE WASTE THERE TIME READING IT

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  • http://kterrett@live.com KRISTINA

    this one was not a good pasta at all it should be deleted it wasted my time reading it sorry for the honest but you should have put more into it

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  • Immortal Dragoneye

    Very interesting, but it should be a short story instead of a Creepypasta. Granted, the author may think it’s creepy, and the owners believe it’s ‘creepy’ enough, but it just didn’t give me the sensation a good Creepypasta would.

    Out of all honesty, I’d rate this a 5/10
    (For effort, and skills)

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