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I’m trapped in a nightmare.

It’s dark all around me. Even though there’s a lamp shining next to me, I’m still suffocating in the complete darkness. I’ve never felt so isolated in my life, yet I know…

I know that I’m not alone.

Outside, the sun is high in the sky. It’s taunting me. Mocking me. I see it shining in the heavens, but somehow it’s still dark here. I can see so very little, no more than five feet in front of me. It’s as much of a curse as it is a blessing. Lights glow, but don’t illuminate anything. I can just barely discern the movement of something traveling on four legs from my peripheral vision.

I don’t know where to run. No sense of location is left in me. I’m utterly lost. A feeling of complete helplessness engulfs me. I wish I’d never woken up this wretched morning.

Trapped in oblivion. It’s repeated over and over in my head. I hear claws scrape against the pavement not far away. I’ve been wandering outside for god only knows how long now, practically welcoming my death. My only hope at this point is that whatever is stalking me makes quick work of my demise.

It appears I’ve stumbled into a dead end. Footsteps echo behind me. As I turn around, all I can make out is two luminescent glowing red eyes. I thought I couldn’t be any more afraid than I already was. My heart is beating so fast that my body feels hot.

Closer. It’s getting closer and closer, snarling at me, bearing what I’m sure are its teeth. Something is dripping from its maw. Finally it steps before me and I know my hell is soon to end.

The beast lurches forward and holds me in a god like vice. Cold blood runs from my neck, cooling my overheated body. The pain is indescribable, but I’m sure it’ll all be over soon. I clench my eyes shut as tight as I can, my teeth grind as I try to ignore the sounds of my flesh being torn from my body.

Suddenly I spring forward, my eyes still closed. Only a fragment of the pain remains, and I feel a familiar fabric in my gripping fists. It’s my blanket. Finally I can open my eyes. It’s still night outside, but I’m so joyful that the experience was all in my mind. I pull the switch on my bedside lamp, eager to bathe in light once again.

My heart sinks. The lamp glows, but my room is still dark.

I’m trapped in a nightmare.


Credited to Poizn.

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Willkommen zu Der Dunkel, 8.0 out of 10 based on 91 ratings
  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t very creepy…but it wasn’t bad either. Good job.

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  • MetalGearBidoof

    I probably wouldn’t have liked this as much, but the ending was so… bizarre. It just felt perfect.

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  • Anonymousity x 2

    Good job.
    Somehow I didn’t see this on the forums.

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  • I the whole thing

    I have actually had cycling dreams like this before. A++ will brix again.

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  • Anon E Mouse

    Wasn’t creepy,
    But the end was like…awwww……damn…
    XD

    Good job!

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  • SugarD

    Excellent work on this pasta, kudos to the writer. I’ve not only had dreams that cycle, which can be creepy enough, but imagine the utter confusion I’ve felt when I had a dream in my dream….in my dream…etc.
    Might be nice to see a pasta about something like that
    (hint,hint)

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  • Paranoia

    That was good.
    I liked it =)

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  • Doomian

    Nice stuff, it seemed more theatrical than some of the other pastas here, like we were watching it on the silver screen as opposed to being in it.

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  • MooMoon

    GAARRRRRGGGGG I hate dreams like this
    I have had 4 of them in my life time,THEY SUCK!!
    *brix*

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  • http://www.epixxloot.de aSak

    “Willkommen zu Der Dunkel” isn’t correct. It’s the word-by-word translation of the sentence “Welcome to the dark”, but as a native German speaker I’d prefer to read “Willkommen in der Dunkelheit” (“…to the darkness”) or something like that.

    Also: WHO WAS NIGHTMARE?

    aSaks last blog post..Left 4 Dead – Interview with a Zombie

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    • Die modrer

      STERBEN Justian Bieber STERBEN!!

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    • ToneDeaf

      Thank you for the clarification. When I read the title, my brain decided that phonetically it was close enough, and therefore would be taken with as much seriousness, as “Welcome to the Jungle.”

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  • Lol

    It was all right… Kind of common, the writing style, and possibly the concept. It wasn’t very creepy. But it’s more well-written than others.

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  • Tezmara

    This is an amazing pasta. The writing is a lot better compared to some of the other pasta’s I’ve found.

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  • Grangan

    BUT THEN WHO WAS LAMP?!

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    • GPLink

      No just No ok?

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  • Lupus

    Ending was excellent.
    Seriously, good job on this one.

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  • Sir Shoop Woopington

    most “good”pastas lately have had good story and whatnot but then fudged the ending
    you didnt make that mistake, wonderful job

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  • Marie

    I like. :3 It probably would have been scary if the room that I’m in wasn’t bright and CaramellDansen wasn’t playing. But I still twitched a little

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  • Lamp

    I really suck at my job.

    I think my wife’s cheating on me.

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  • GreyGanado

    I hate it when people want to look cool by using a language they don’t speak nor understand. Especially when the language doesn’t even relate to the story.

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  • deschain

    Not a new concept but nicely written, and the ending was great, didn’t feel cheap.
    lol Lamp

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com Nightmare

    I BE COMIN’ FOR YOU

    Nightmares last blog post..Willkommen zu Der Dunkel

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  • FAKEtofu

    I LOL’d at the end.

    Nice job nevertheless.

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  • Shuleeps

    Uhm, this was a good idea, a really good one in fact. It was well written in a simple format, though I think what was missing was the heart in it? You know, like it didn’t really give off the feeling that it was trying to portray.
    More detail, more one word sentences, and description would have done a lot better.

    The attack was brief, so it didn’t give off any feeling whatsoever to the reader.

    But! I love the plot!

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  • katie

    wow, really nice. good job. I’m scared to sleep now. D:

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  • lolol

    I’m sorry but my lack of sympathy makes it almost impossible for me to enjoy a pasta that doesn’t make me the main character. (my self esteem could’ve helped either.) It isn’t you personally, it’s just that the question “How does this pertain to me?” keeps me from thinking this as creepy. The story telling technique and the irony at the end was great, but I personally didn’t get anything out of it. All I can say to a pasta like this is……Sucks to be that guy.

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  • lolol

    @ GrayGanado: I hate it when people try to look cool by pointing out useless facts about a story like the fact that the title is in a language that isn’t English. It’s German and it means “Welcome to the dark”. See, you learned something today.

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