Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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It’s about 9:35 at night. The show on your TV is silent, the volume turned down. Maybe you’re one of those people that has to have a static noise and picture, even when listening to or watching something else.

The living room light is on. Two of the five bulbs have burnt out. The one in the back seems the next to go, but you don’t think much about it as you stretch out in your chair.

Something begins gnawing at the back of your mind. It’s just a normal Monday night, the rain outside a steady drizzle that freezes as it hits the road. Something that makes you want to look out the large pannel window beside you, covered up by a Harley Davidson blanket to keep the warmth in the house.

You try and distract yourself, turning on your favorite band. Maybe it’s Collective Soul, or Rammstein, or anything. Something to take your mind off of it. It’s only 9:37 now, just a few minutes later, and you still have this urge to turn around and look out that window, shrouded by a black and orange blanket. You hear a slight tapping on the glass, like a fingertip trying to get your attention. You turn the music up louder, trying to drown it out. It becomes louder and more insistent now, faster and faster, still trying to draw your attention.

“It’s in my head, I’m just worked up, too little sleep. Last night was crazy.” You tell yourself. The rapping on the window ceases, and you begin to settle back in. It’s 9:41. You turn your attention back to the TV, commercials flooding your brain.

The tapping returns. A simple, sharp tap. Curiosity overwrites fear, and you lift up the blanket with your left hand, expecting to see a stray limb from a tree smacking the window from the wind outside, or maybe nothing at all.

A long, pale white tongue drags across the window, smacking back with another tap. Your heart stops as you look up, seeing two great, white staring eyes bulging from an elongated face, lacerated with boiling cuts and keloid scars, coated with burns, it’s face nearly as long as your window itself. It’s upside down, hanging from your ceiling. It’s mouth is lined with razor-sharp teeth, there may be thousands or millions of them. Several are rotten and pulsating, and it keeps staring at you. It’s cavernous mouth seems to be smiling. Like it knows something you don’t…

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  • Anonymous

    So there’s a horrific creature just outside your window, and you’re worried because you think it KNOWS something?

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    Rating: +63 (from 65 votes)
    • Liu

      It’s the wash day demon!

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      Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
  • Ahmea

    WHAT DOES IT KNOW THAT I DONT?! ITS KILLING ME!!

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    Rating: +25 (from 25 votes)
  • Not Person

    Maybe it knows WHO WAS PHONE!

    …I’m sorry.

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    Rating: +76 (from 80 votes)
    • phone

      god dang it how does he know

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      Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  • Hippie

    This story was getting really good…I just didnt like the ending…

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    Rating: +19 (from 19 votes)
  • Wheat

    This is good. The story itself I didn’t like, but the description of the monster was very good. It’s hard to write a scary description of a monster, so usually the author leaves it up to our imagination. This one actually spelled out what the monster looked like, and did it well.

    The description was the only part I liked though.

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    Rating: +9 (from 11 votes)
    • Baker

      i dont know who you are, but i will find you and make you into bread.

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      Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
      • Candle Stick Maker

        Hey!

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  • Anonymous

    It knows WHO WAS PHONE.

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  • Cyarm

    Remember that creepypasta with the murderer in the reflection? I think that ending would have worked better here in my opinion.

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    Rating: +7 (from 9 votes)
  • Comment Leaver

    This one made me flip out lol. Verrrry nice.

    It should probably tell us who was phone if it does know.

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  • that asshole

    it knows pyramid-head-man is behind you fool! prepare for Pain In your ass!

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  • hurrrrrr

    i actually enjoyed this one

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  • http://wrybeauty.blogspot.com WryBeauty

    I enjoyed this one. The ending could use a tweak, but it’s a great story overall.

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  • PHONE WAS WHO?

    It knows…

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  • I R NAT PHONE!

    Meh, the tension built up was great, although the ending was just…really anti-climatic. :(

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  • Black Star

    I am liking the strange description of the creature from outside the window. Although, would be interesting to see what happens when the lights go out…

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  • Z

    The description of the monster is VERY good, but the story itself has been used a lot already. :\ I very much enjoyed the creature, however.

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  • Jesus Christ Super Star

    A bit anticlimactic…

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  • Jennycat

    wait… it says the creature is hanging from the ceiling. so the monster is INSIDE??? SHIT SON!

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  • Not Person

    I noticed that too, but I didn’t really think anything of it.

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  • Lachesis

    The description of the pictures reminds me strongly of those surreal illustrations Stephen Gammell did for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series…you can see a few of them floating around the net if you know where to look, by the way. Evocative wordplay indeed…though it could’ve done with another closing paragraph.

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  • deschain

    How can it be inside if it’s tapping the window from outside?

    Is this what Lachesis is talking about?

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  • Eilamme

    I should not have read that.

    I just got over that whole zombie-on-the-outside-of-my-window thing from when I was a kid.

    just when I finally can leave my window open at night THIS is what you do to me. D:<

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  • Zombie

    muhahahahaha!

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  • Miss Betterdone

    You know what it knows? It knows that it’s on your CEILING, which means it’s on the INSIDE of your house, not the outside.

    NOW WHAT?

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  • Russel Crowe fan

    marry me, Russel!

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  • Creature

    Who the hell is this “phone” person? Is it that guy from the DS game? Oh I forget the title…something about the world ending? Oh bugger, forget I even asked.

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