Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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It’s night time. You’re in bed, trying to get some sleep. The TV is on. You’ve got it on the lowest volume setting so as you don’t wake your parents, the flickering light emitting from it is rebounding around the room, changing the shape of the shadows all around you and playing hell with your mind. Stupid you has already switched the lights off, and the switch is on the other side of the room.

You’re scared. Images of demons and ghostly spectres wash through your mind, your heart pounds like the fall of a hammer on an anvil. Why oh why did you read all those Creepypastas? You kick yourself for being such an idiot, and roll over to try and get some sleep.

Then it happens. Almost as soon as you close your eyes. A Thump, sounding almost like it came from down the hall. You open your eyes and sit up cautiously. Probably your brother falling out of bed or something. You roll back over and shut your eyes again. Another Thump. This time closer. ‘It’s my brother. Or my cat. Or my parents. Or something.’ Thump. Right outside your room. You sit up and look at the door defiantly. The TV is still on. The door stays shut.

Then you have a great idea. You grab the TV remote and turn the volume up. You start to feel better as the sounds of human voices enter your ears. You roll back over and close your eyes again. Then you realise how stupid you were. Then, and only then, do you realise.

If the volume’s been turned up, how are you going to hear the last Thump?


Credited to Azdrazlarr.

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  • Keindrae

    In before who was Thump

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    • jeffy’s step sister

      Thump was…ME

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  • Moar

    My heart jumped at the last line, but then it went back to meh. Its okay. Thumps are okay. Never been a big fan, but theyre okay.

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  • Tezmara

    This is an amazing pasta.
    Especially since I’ve spent many nights in a situation like this (minus the Thumping and with my computer)
    Delicious

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  • Comment Leaver

    Ha, good. A tiny bit rushed at the end, but classic.

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  • Someone

    Not scary. :/

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  • Hippie

    OMG…this sorta happened to me last nite…

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  • Anonymous

    The thump has got to be the heating/air conditioning vents.

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  • katie

    the weird spelling of ‘realize’ at the end ruined any creepiness it may have had for me.

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    • Anonymous

      that’s not a “weird” spelling that’s the proper spelling if only you americans weren’t so keen on fucking up the english language

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      • Captain Utah

        Why does the world hate Americans?

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  • Anonymous

    Hmm… was waiting for an OH SHI- kind of ending but it never came. In fact I don’t even get the ending. Yeah, I won’t be able to hear the last thump, but so what? That’s not scary. That’s just an inconvenience. There’s almost certainly a horrific implication that I’m missing here… can anyone explain it to me?

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    • Anonymous

      the last thump would’ve been on top of your head therefore you would’ve died

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  • Tom

    Hmm… was waiting for an OH SHI- kind of ending but it never came. In fact I don’t even get the ending. Yeah, I won’t be able to hear the last thump, but so what? That’s not scary. That’s just an inconvenience. There’s almost certainly a horrific implication that I’m missing here… can anyone explain it to me?

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  • Shuleeps

    Could have been more foreshadowing or something.
    It was a good one, but didn’t really creep me out.

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  • Epic Fail Guy

    I’m with Tom. I don’t get this ending. What’s so bad about not hearing the “last” thump? Sounds can’t open doors. >:I

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  • Lord McBain

    @Tom : your post made me lol = )
    an inconvenience indeed…
    but I liked this one…
    It has a classic ghost story feel to it

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  • Comment Leaver

    @ Tom:

    The thump has been getting closer and closer. How will you know if it’s on top of you? How will you know if it’s all in your head?

    It’s a matter of imagination.

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  • The One Hiding Under Your Bed

    @Anonymous/Tom (wtf?)

    The only horrific implication is that he won’t be ready when whatever’s doing the thumping thumps its way into his room. That being said, I’m not sure how it’ll get past the door without him noticing.

    Good pasta, though.

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  • UNDEAD

    woah my heart skipped a beat at the end but the i found myself smiling evily and i have no idea why :}

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  • http://www.mybloghasadd.blogspot.com Addish

    Loved this one, especially because I do this kind of crap.

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  • It’s a Secret

    10points.

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  • Azriel

    It could have been a lot better, but as everyone else said, it needs the horrific implication of why the thump needs to be heard.

    Also, if I was in my room and some creepy thumping was going on, I’d hide/pretend to sleep so the mysterious thump wouldn’t “get” me. Personally, in my wildest imaginings I’d only assume some murderer is killing my family and their bodies are the thumps, so I’d go under my bed. The scariest thing down there is a bug.

    But I digress. It’s okay, but needs a heart-stopping ending line.

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  • bricks

    couldent take it seriously after the words “stupid you has”. I can’t offer any opinions on it.

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  • HALP

    i just heard thumps running behind me in the empty room where the only entrance is in my sight. :O

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  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Thump came along and it knocked on your door,
    You heard it once but you casually ignore.
    It gets closer, fills you with dread,
    You turned the TV volume up instead.

    It’s Thump, It’s Thump
    He’s in your bed
    It’s Thump, It’s Thump, It’s Thump
    He wants you dead

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  • Repoman

    Then who was TV?

    *THUMP* turn up TV – no thump.
    No moar plz-k-thx. Thumbs down.

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  • Cthulhu

    OH MY GOOOOOOO-

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  • Ohwow

    @Weird Al Yankovic

    That was more entertaining to read than the creepypasta itself, bravo!

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