Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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As Jake trudged through the cornfield, he recalled the argument he’d had that morning with his Pa. “But they’ve only been up a month– they don’t need changin’!”, he had yelled.
“Yes they do, Jake, every one! And I want that first scarecrow replaced by sundown!”

He shifted the heavy bag slung over his shoulder and cursed at himself for not thinking of something more clever to say. He clutched the stepladder in his other arm like a lance, and fantasized about different endings to the fight. “I do all the work,” he thought to himself, “and just once I’d like some say-so as to how and when things get done.”

Striding up to the stoic figure, he put the bag down and planted the ladder. “Damn things last almost two months with proper care,” he fumed as he stepped up. He pulled off the garish hood and was met with a chorus of buzzing horse flies. Jake had just enough time to see the the boy’s glazed eyes, and the dried blood in his nostrils, before the head slumped forward.

“Huh…” he mused, “Pa was right.”


Credited to RavenFlesh.

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  • RemickZeroLight

    I remember seeing this on the forum. Short and sweet with minor brain shatting.

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  • Lachesis

    Methinks Pa read the instruction manual wrong. Really wrong. I also suspect that nobody goes to the farm, else they would’ve had their mistakes pointed out to them by a police officer.

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  • Cow~

    I IS TEH SCARECOW~
    glazed eyes n milk trickling down from me udders…meh- Pa = Milhouse D=

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  • Nathara

    THEN WHO WAS SCARECROW?

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    • Everyone

      Was is right. Check the obits.

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  • Comment Leaver

    Now, this could have been better with a little change at the end. If we had gotten more of a reaction either way from the son it would have been much more unsetteling. I’m taking it as this is normal on their farm? I could be wrong. But if that is changed, this will make a very good pasta.

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    • Captain Killjoy

      OR, the entire family could just be demented, kidnapping children and using them as scarecrows. which could lead to the possibility that the son also kidnaps children. and i think alot of people agree that children killers are much scarier than adults. the innocense of a child corrupted to the point where he can take down the body of a child only to replace it with a new one? eerie

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  • Feaster of Fear

    Ah….this is a pasta I can really sink my teeth into. Short-lived, simple and sweet to the taste, just like all of you.

    I look forward to my next meal…

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  • http://blog.guedesav.blog.br Creepy Mole

    What creeped me more in this pasta was something left open in there: was the scarecrow alive one mon th before? Otherwise, a good dose of formaldehyde solves the problem…

    Nice pasta. Short and swift. I was missing those…

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  • greenshorts

    :|

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  • Cthulhu

    Interesting

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  • VickyBee

    i really don’t get it

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    • James Carroway

      The scarecrow was actually a dead body

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  • Sawstel

    @5

    The point is that it is a common occurance for them to use dead people as scarecrows. It wasn’t meant to be a surprise for the boy, it was meant to be a surprise for us that they use corpses like that.

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  • Ravenflesh

    Listen, they use live children as scarecrows, bound up underneath the costume, to keep the crows away, and replace them when they die, and this one died sooner than usual.

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  • Marie

    Since ravens/crows are omnivores, wouldn’t they be more attracted to the smell of the meat?
    I did get a chill when I read this, though. :]

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  • Caedus

    Was hoping this would get on the main site. Very creepy. Very creepy indeed.

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  • Comment Leaver

    Thank you ravenflesh. That actually increases the creepy factor. i just wish that had been more clear in the story. ^^

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  • Yep

    Nice, back to the old short stories. Can this be under insanity?

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  • Hamster Cabbage

    Do ravens/crows just start gnawing on living creatures?
    no.
    Birds in general tend to avoid people.

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  • Shuleeps

    I like it :]
    It’s great the way it is, but it could also be a good idea to go into it more, and develop a longer story with it.

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  • Anonymous

    @RavenFlesh

    Ooh, that’s even better!

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  • the Person Formerly known as ‘Noneya’

    its kind of neat seeing the ‘other side’ of creepy pasta. You know, instead of the poor saps going into the large, bloody mess we get to see the aftermath of the people who set it up.

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  • MooMoon

    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE
    D:
    *brix*

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  • Maran Doll

    @Ravenflesh

    Maybe you could put a short bit in about feeding them or something? ‘Cause when I first read it, I thought they were dead at first too. Very good, though.

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  • FAKEtofu

    Yay. I liked it.
    Am I the only one that snickered at the end? O:

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  • Ma Cherie

    …huh.

    Well, that’s one way to keep little hooligans away from your farm.

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  • Girlie

    ….*shiver* Nice and creepy. (b ‘-‘)b

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