Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction


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You wake up to find yourself lying flat in an unfamiliar and utterly filthy room. Your head pounds as you sit up and survey your surroundings.

“Ohhhhww. . . What hit me?”

You notice the room is dimly lit by a hanging bulb that threatens to flicker out any moment. Large piles of debris are scattered about the small room, and there are no windows.

“Hey, who said that? Where am I?”

To your left, right and straight ahead of you there are sinister looking doors. You do not fully comprehend your situation, but you must choose one of these doors. One door-

“Hey! Are you ignoring me?”

-Leads to salvation. One leads to an endless maze of halls and passages that will trap you forever, and the third leads to eternal damnation. You must-

“Wait, what? Are you serious?”


“Why? The exit’s right there.”

In the cold, frightened core of your heart, you know that there is no escape from the desolate predicament you now find yourself in.

“Dude, the doors right there. It even says so. See? ‘Exit’, right on the front. Big letters too.”

After a moments struggle, you come to realize the futility of resistance and return once more to the crossroads of passages. There is no way out.

“Only because some bastard locked up the exit-”

You grumble to yourself as you contemplate-

“It was you wasn’t it? Jerk.”


“Fine, fine. Eenie, meenie, miney. . . That one.”

-You say to yourself as you chose the door to your left. Unbeknownst to you is that that particular door leads only to misery, death, and the destruction of your very soul.

“What? Oh HELL no!”

A sudden burst of intuitive clarity causes you to leap away back before the door closes behind you, sealing your fate.

“It wasn’t intuition, you just said-”

You must make your choice between the remaining two doors.


With a sigh, you go towards the one in the middle.

“I know what I’m doing-”

You mutter-

“-I don’t need you telling me. Prick.”

You take hold of the doorknob to the passage that will lead you to wander the maze for all eternity, oblivious to the fate that will soon befall you. Deathless, mindless and hopeless, your rotting corpse will still walk on long after-


-You cry as you once again leap back from your choice of passage.

“Don’t get snappy with me. So, one door left? Salvation, ho.”

-You say as you head towards the final door and grasp the handle. The path you have chosen will be long and frought with peril. You will face unsurmountable, blood thirsty foes and travel farther than the simple realms you think of as ‘life and death’. Should you fail, your tattered soul will serve as one of the tortures spectral servants of the lord of the underworld, Gwyn ap Nudd. Should-

“Wait a minute. . . ”

-You succeed, you will have all the unimaginable pleasures of this world and the next, though you will be doomed to remain in the underworld as Gwyn’s right hand man-

HOLD UP YOU OMNISCIENT LYING PACK OF DOG CRAP! You said one of the doors would get me out of here! Salvation, remember? How is being trapped in the underworld salvation? Get me out!”

There is no escape-

“Don’t give me that! There’s always a way out.”

There is no- What are you doing? Where did you get that pipe?

“It was lying in one of those piles of trash. What does it look like I’m doing? I’m going to bust down the exit.”

You can’t do that! It’s against the rules!

“Oh, there are rules now, ehy? What happened to your big, scary, narrorator voice?”

There is no escape!

“There will be, just give me a minute! Just, a little. . . There! Ha, got it!”

You can’t-

I just did. Goodbye and good luck, Mr. Scary voice. I’m going home, go find another stooge.”

I, ah-oh, fuck. I’m out of here too! This place gives me the willies.

Credited to Astonished Lemons.

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  • Mog

    That was beautiful.
    I cried.

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  • Vaughn.

    That was truly amazing. I’m so glad I read it.

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    Rating: +117 (from 119 votes)
  • KingProgdor

    I SO lol’d at that.

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    Rating: +93 (from 103 votes)
    • Admirer

      That was bloody hilarious!

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      Rating: +13 (from 13 votes)
  • Gabriela Sabatini

    This was good, but not as good as my win over Martina Navratilova at the 1991 Pan Pacific tournament in Tokyo. I overcame my opponent’s formidable accuracy by acing her opening serve on the second set, and won the next three games!

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    • Hart

      If anyone here cared about sports do you think we’d be reading this?

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      Rating: +142 (from 158 votes)
      • alan

        I watch sports a lot and i’m here. But I don’t watch tennis. That shit sucks.

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        Rating: +8 (from 38 votes)
  • ReaderOfPastas

    Bravo, good sir. Delicious pasta.

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    Rating: +80 (from 80 votes)
  • Alex

    Holy fuck, i love this story
    The “HOLD UP YOU LYING PIECE OF SHIT” line cracked me up
    Astonished Lemons, i tip my hat to you

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    Rating: +91 (from 95 votes)
  • Anonymous


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  • Skrapph

    Wait, then WHO WAS EXIT??? No, but srsly, that wasn’t very scary…

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    • Amanda Young

      its called a parody pasta!!!!!

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      Rating: +45 (from 45 votes)
    • slendy man

      its called parody pasta for areason, its not supposed to be scary.

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      Rating: +13 (from 13 votes)
  • Anonymous

    I didn’t laugh at this one.

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    • http://Someguy Some guy

      Woops hold up we got a badass over here! (in a sarcastic voice).

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      Rating: +58 (from 68 votes)
      • jeffthfemkiller

        Haha, anomynous u suk, it was halarious

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        • shadow_911

          what’s the matter, someone stole your grammar?

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        • Mental Hospital Patient


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        • Narrator

          As shadow_911 comments about someone having bad grammar, he has no better grammar as the guy he was talking to.

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          Rating: +19 (from 27 votes)
    • Kenzie

      I laughed. Not out loud, though. I laughed in my head. I smiled a lot, though.

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      Rating: +40 (from 40 votes)
  • Mary Hatchet

    That was aweome. Pure and simple.

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    Rating: +53 (from 59 votes)
  • Mary Hatchet

    *awesome. /spelling fail >.<

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    Rating: +37 (from 39 votes)
  • October

    Hehe. I like :)

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  • Anonymous

    Shittiest pasta in a while

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    Rating: -153 (from 169 votes)
    • Anonymous

      STFU, who are you, the king of food?

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      Rating: +33 (from 43 votes)
    • Kenzie

      I hope you know it was a parodypasta … the writer wasn’t really aiming for scary.

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      Rating: +31 (from 35 votes)
    • Belletrina

      …You’re the shittiest pasta in a while.

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      Rating: +24 (from 38 votes)
    • Belletrina

      That was by far the best thing I’ve read on this website so far… I mean, that was seriously absolutely hilarious, and I couldn’t stop laughing the entire time I read it. Thank you SOOO much for you mind!…You’re parents are awesome people.

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    • Shargo

      BUT WHO WAS SHIT? Oh right, it’s you Mr. Anonymous

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    • Abracadaver

      And yet it has a rating of 9.2 from over a thousand people. That, my good sir, is not a shitty pasta.

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    Mog: 10/10 for your comment.
    Skrapph: You lose
    Author of this work of art: You are beautiful. I love you.

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    Rating: +40 (from 46 votes)
  • Anonymous

    Mine. Om nom nom nom. Mine.

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    Rating: +30 (from 34 votes)
  • Rah!

    Fucking best pasta EVAR.

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    Rating: +28 (from 36 votes)
  • Cow-orker Jim

    This is almost as good as The Prince’s Fresh Start.

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  • Astonished Lemons

    Oh sweet, I’m glad so many people liked it.

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  • Resi

    Haha, that was great.

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  • Charlie


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  • Shira

    Best pasta I’ve read in a while. Brilliant. XD

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  • Anno

    Awesomest pasta evuh!!

    Good job!!

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  • Laura

    I loved this one :D

    Are there also scary pastas with interaction like in this one? I like the concept of the protagonist talking to the omniscient narrator :)

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  • VelocityRaptor

    This is like an irl version of SAW. Legendary pasta is legendary.
    But the last line- >_> nevermind

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  • Mike Litoris


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