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When I was a little boy, I was afraid of monsters. They always lurked in the dark places where the light didn’t reach. It didn’t matter how many times my father shone a flashlight into the dark corners of my closet: I knew, the moment that the light was gone, the monsters would come back.

And they always did.

When I grew up, I learned why: the real monsters don’t hide in dark corners and closets. The real monsters are the ones that live behind your eyes, in the darkness of your mind, and it takes more than a flashlight to send them away.

You’ll find what you’re looking for in my basement. She’s still alive, but the others are long dead. (I’ve kept their teeth in ziploc bags in my file cabinet. Maybe you can identify them from dental records.) She hasn’t eaten in days, and she’s lost a lot of blood, but she might still live if you hurry.

All I ask is that you leave the light on when you go. This prison cell is very dark, and I’m afraid that the monsters will come out when you leave.

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  • http://www.cellphonesgiant.com Eric Lee

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  • Anonymousity x 2

    and just for the sake of it:

    WHO WAS MONSTERS?

    I don’t understand the “you might still live if you hurry.”

    Is the man in a mental institution cell?

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    • Anonymous

      The man telling the story is mentally unbalanced and has taken a number of victims to his basement where he has starved and severally injured them, he is the monster.

      He is not in a mental institution but will wind up in one or in prison soon as he is most likely telling this story to the police.

      there was a typo that has since been corrected she might still live because if she is taken to a hospital they might save her

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  • Anonymousity x 2

    shucks. correct the “you might” too “she might”

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  • http://misterwelldone.wordpress.com Mr. Welldone

    Hello.

    Ah, this is indeed what happens to those whose minds cannot comprehend the potential of the Dark.

    Even if such individuals never see, the results are quite fascinating.

    Terribly fascinating, indeed.

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    • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY!

      I just love your comments

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  • neverendingrain

    Sine this is my first comment, here’s the obligatory WHO WAS TEETH?

    I like this one a lot. That is all. :)

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  • neverendingrain

    Boo, typos. Since*

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  • Wudu

    Wait…so he’s the ‘real monster’ (a psycho serial killer) and then there are also real monsters (when you turn off the lights)…what?

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  • Dr.Creepy

    lolwut?

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  • Aguythathatesrap

    I dont understand.

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  • Hunterotica

    wut

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  • Someone

    I quite enjoyed this pasta, really gives you chills when you think about what really lurks in the dark. But I have a feeling what the man in this pasta has is called schitzophrenia(sp?)

    Please make more like this :]

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  • http://www.cafepress.com/cutelyevilinc Addish

    I didn’t understand it at first but this is actually kind of creepy.

    Although I’m not sure I understand why he was some sort of serial killer….did the monsters have something to do with it?

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  • TIJ

    Does Not Comprehend..?
    ._.

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  • Snazzy Cheese Scarez

    I disnt undastand this one at all. teeth????
    wut???
    hu doesnt survive???
    wt???
    please xplain!

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    • DerpDeDerp

      Proper grammar, please. Thanks.

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  • BonerFruit

    A thinker.
    Mainly because my brain is running on half power. But srs, lolwut?

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    • lol

      what do mean about you don’t understand?

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  • Dani

    For those who didn’t understand — the narrator of the pasta is in a prison cell. He’s a serial killer who has been caught, and he’s telling the person interrogating him that his last victim (a woman who “hasn’t eaten in days” and has “lost a lot of blood”) is trapped in his basement. He kept the dead victims’ teeth as trophies. The stuff about the monsters is just his craziness, about the monsters in “the darkness of [his] mind”.

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  • Nathara

    I …. don’t get it at all.

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  • RazDaz

    He means that, when the lights go out, the monsters within him come out.

    I really liked this one. Not necessarily creepy, but really cool, all the same.

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  • Aye

    I definitely liked it. Had a chill, kind of, and considerably well-written. Very delicious.

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  • shortys roc my sox

    i think those of you that don’t get this have not experienced the true fear of dark… even if your scaredof the dark, because you’ve never actully seen what you think could be there

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  • Mr. A

    ahem…since noone has said it yet..”But who was girl!!?”

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    • lol

      what girl are you talking about?

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  • Rahhh!

    Awesome story, really makes you think.

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  • Johanna

    wow.

    this one had a very nice twist to it, I thought it was going to end up like some sort of story that as the father goes away the monster comes and is like whew that was close

    or something like that lol

    but I

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  • Grey Ganado

    It’s all just your imagination.
    But you know what your imagination can achieve.

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  • The Jester

    THANK YOU, DANI.

    I would never have understood this if you hadn’t explained.

    And just because I want to: WHO WAS BASEMENT?

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