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An elderly man was sitting alone on a dark path. He wasn’t sure of which direction to go, and he’d forgotten both where he was traveling to…and who he was.

He’d sat down for a moment to rest his weary legs, and suddenly looked up to see an elderly woman before him.

She grinned toothlessly and with a cackle, spoke: “Now your third wish. What will it be?”

“Third wish?” The man was baffled. “How can it be a third wish if I haven’t had a first and second wish?”

“You’ve had two wishes already,” the hag said, “but your second wish was for me to return everything to the way it was before you had made your first wish. That’s why you remember nothing; because everything is the way it was before you made any wishes.” She cackled at the poor man. “So it is that you have one wish left.”

“All right,” he said hesitantly, “I don’t believe this, but there’s no harm in trying. I wish to know who I am.”

“Funny,” said the old woman as she granted his wish and disappeared forever. “That was your first wish…”

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  • Monkey Face

    Man, I love this one!

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  • Maran Doll

    OH SHIT.

    Yeah, sucks for him.

    I liked this one!

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    • http://creepypasta.com Lola

      Hahaha that’s exactly what I thought, I was like OH SHIT

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/P4INKiller P4INKiller

    Is there something I’m missing?
    Why would he possibly want to forget who he is?

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    • Anonymous

      maybe he has something to hide in his past that he prefers to stay there, given the chance to forget, he took it.

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      • christa doyle

        creepy,butcool

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  • Royal-Sovereign

    You’ve definitely posted this before.

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com WHO WAS PHONE?

    You know, I totally thought I had, too… but I can’t seem to find it, so I guess I didn’t?

    Am I losing my mind?

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  • Xatherian

    Ah, I’ve read this before, though I’m not sure it was on this site.

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  • Z

    I read this on some other creepypasta site, but not this one.

    Anyhow, I really like this. Again, it’s vague, but has a wonderful story behind it…

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  • Ben

    @5

    If you’re losing you’re mind then so are we. I’m sure I saw it here too.

    Still, it’s one of the best. I love it :D

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  • Anonymous

    Re: P4inkiller:
    He wanted to know who he was, not forget. Until of course, he found who he was and hated it or was scared by it and wished to forget it.

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  • Me

    i really like this one its great

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  • Le sheep

    Favorite one ever, it’s not creppy, but makes you think and it’s really well writen.

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    • godsband4life

      I agree. I hate creppy pastas.

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  • The Violet Nurse

    Ooh, very clever.

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  • comment leaver

    LOL funny dude

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  • Anonymous

    I liked it too but Its almost a word for word copy of something that happened in the Planescaoe campaign setting. The nameless one has that exact conversation with a witch. the onyl difference is that the witch doesnt disappear forever. she just leaves.

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    • rafael

      No, that is not right. The nameless one reads the story on a sphere, in a museum like place. It hints at the character of the story being the nameless one, but it doesnt happen. It might have happened. wow, now I want to play Torment again.

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  • DJLoONa

    maybe he was the same old man that lost his legs and is gonna chase you with his stubs if you let him talk after midnight…=\

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  • Anonymous

    But…WHO WAS HAG?

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  • crimson

    i read this when it first came out on this site.

    i just realized what had happened in it at about 9:30 pm last night.

    g’damn.

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  • Reptilian Liar

    I like big circles of madness like this. Nice!

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  • shortys roc my sox

    wishes
    1. to know who i am
    2. to forget who i am
    3. to remember who i am

    ok if you were you, you would already know who you are right?

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    • Ryan

      Amnesia

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  • Latrijams

    THEN WHO WAS MAN?

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  • i get up at mdnight to go home

    wow he must have been really bad too forget himself, in a way its kind of a sad story but very clever :D

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  • asdf-man

    very clever indeed, i like it!

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  • shortys roc my sox

    on my last wish i would wish for 3 more wishes

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  • Violet

    LOL the man got told what his second wish was, did it not occur to him to ask about his first…or would that have been a wish o_0

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  • Casey

    Oh, I really like this one. Brings my imagination to life :D

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