Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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The man who lives above you is the quiet type. How lucky you are to live in an apartment underneath someone so courteous! It seems he never drops anything, seeing as how you never hear any loud thumps coming from the rooms above yours. He is even kind enough to keep the volume on his radio and TV too low to disrupt you. Come to think of it, had you not seen and spoken to him, you would think no one lived up there. Quite a big change from living below a batch of rowdy teens.

He is terribly kind as well. Within the first week of you living there, he invites you up to dinner and offers his services as a plumber in case you have any leaky faucets. The maintenance crew at this complex is awfully incompetent. You can’t have it all, I suppose.

He didn’t even get offended when you told him you were far too busy and didn’t know him well enough to dine with him. He simply smiled, gave you his number, and let you know the offer stood as long as you lived below him.

One night, you decide to take him up on his offer, seeing as how you’re tired of the Hot Pockets your busy schedule allows. You call, uncertain about whether or not he is home due to the utter silence from above, and he answers and invites you to join him upstairs; he has made far too much chicken piccata to eat himself.

You climb the stairs and enter his apartment. It’s impeccable. You’ve already managed to spill some Coke Zero on your carpet. In his six years living there, he has left no stains. Dinner smells delightful. He already has a place set for you, almost as if he was expecting you sooner. Astounded by his kindness, you seat yourself and begin eating.

Almost immediately, you feel a bit drowsy. Overworked, perhaps? He smiles and watches your muscles slowly fail you, the sauce dribbling out of the mouth you can’t hold closed. You start to slide from your chair, you can almost feel the floor meeting your body, but no. He catches you. No sound is made. He carries you down the hall, ever so quietly. You’re growing too unconscious to worry, so rest assured, no one will hear a thing; you won’t even hit the floor.


Credited to Clarissa.

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  • Annoer

    Holy hell. So weirded out I may not even leave the house today. Fantastic story! Wonder where the inspiration came from. :]

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    Rating: +15 (from 15 votes)
    • Ally

      My bet is on personal experience…

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      Rating: +9 (from 9 votes)
  • http://myspace.com/darkwolf4ever Father Crow

    Oh shi-

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    Rating: +11 (from 11 votes)
  • Anonymous

    But who was Coke Zero?

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    Rating: +72 (from 94 votes)
  • Shanchuk

    I just picture a really old creepy…kind of like my neighbor. Not sketchy at all…

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    Rating: +9 (from 9 votes)
    • sophie

      i picture an oldish man with a very clean suit and a kind grey blue eyes.

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  • Shanchuk

    Umm…I meant ” really old creepy guy”
    Proof reading isn’t my deal, I guess.

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    Rating: +12 (from 12 votes)
  • Someone

    … the person who lives above me is luckily very very loud. Otherwise, I’d be shitting brix ._. …
    Nice pasta, 9/10

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    Rating: +15 (from 15 votes)
    • Samara

      Lucky. The person who lives above isn’t loud at all.. ._.

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      • POWER LEVELS!!!

        lolz i live in the highist floor of my appartment

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        • yep

          Exactly.

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  • http://www.friendster.com/qliphoth Mat

    …and then?

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    Rating: +12 (from 16 votes)
  • I am a Shark

    RAEP.

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    Rating: +22 (from 30 votes)
  • huh?

    i dont get it.

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  • Anon E Mouse

    I love this one!

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    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  • TMM

    Ohhhhhh fuuuuuuuuck

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    Rating: +4 (from 8 votes)
  • Moar

    Well…wat. I dont know if I like it. Its…okay, I guess.

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  • Hhaaa;

    lmao.
    Quiet is always Good.(:

    rest assured, no one will hear a thing; you won’t even hit the floor.

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    Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
  • Keindrae

    @_@

    Never again will I venture on the third floor of my apartment complex.

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    Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)
  • Ohwow

    7/10

    Very well written, but at the end i got that feeling as if i just missed the punch line of a great joke.

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    Rating: +15 (from 17 votes)
  • http://hack.cl GraveOne

    Holy Sh*t!!!!!!!!! I love it I have a second fav story now XD

    who is the author of this excellent pasta?

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    Rating: +2 (from 6 votes)
  • Teira-chan

    Haha, I read this one on the forum last night. :D Creepy in a sort of realistic, paranoia-causing way~

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    Rating: +2 (from 6 votes)
  • Azriel

    Nothing scary, but definitely a creepy story. Good job, there should be more stories like this on the site.

    I predict… comment 20.

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  • http://www.mybloghasadd.blogspot.com Addish

    Wow, nice and creepy, just the way I like my pasta.

    I wouldn’t dine with someone that damn quiet anyway, it’s always the quiet ones!

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  • anonymous

    BUT WHO WAS KINDLY OLD MAN???

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    Rating: -1 (from 7 votes)
  • hgsfhs

    THEN WHO WAS ROHYPNOL!?

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    Rating: +7 (from 11 votes)
  • Sawstel

    Congrats to sadClown for getting her story posted up here!

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  • Revus

    THEN WHO WAS ROWDY TEENS?

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  • Anon23

    Rape? or Murder?

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  • Anon

    BUT WHO WAS MAN!?

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