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The next time you go to the library, be sure to keep an eye out for a certain book. There is no other book like it, and no copies. It can turn up anywhere in the library. It can be on any shelf, any table, in the hands of any person. The cover is made of leather, and the book is titled “YOU”.

Once you find the book, don’t open it. Go to the librarian to check the book out. The librarian should give you a strange look and utter “Oh… that one…”.

Bring the book home. You may be tempted to open the book, but make sure you don’t. At midnight, step into your closet, book in hand, and shut the door. Make sure that all you see is darkness, and that the only noise you can hear is your heartbeat.

Open the book. In the book contains all of the knowledge of your past, present, and future. As you flip the pages of the book, moving from past events to present events, stop once you reach the end of the present events. You will know when to stop when you see yourself in the closet, reading the book.

Before you move on to read future events, think about whether you REALLY want to know about the future.

If you decide not to read further, close the book, leave it on the floor in your closet, and leave. Be sure to keep the book INSIDE the closet. You will notice in the morning that the book is gone.

If you decide to read your future events, begin to turn the pages of the book. It is extremely important that you DON’T scream when you read about your death. Don’t take your eyes off the book when you see yourself being dragged into the depths of darkness that was once your closet. Don’t blink as you see yourself being torn apart by a hungry beast, the bloody book laying on the floor next to your severed limbs. Don’t be surprised when you feel the beast’s hand on your shoulder…

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  • Mr.Sarcasm

    Ha Ha! I liked it! I probably would’ve kept the book like an ass. :p

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  • Kat Bailey

    I felt this one had great potential. (Especially—though now that I think of it, I’m not sure it was intentional—the idea that this Ritual Book could have been in the hands of another library patron, and for the purposes of The Ritual you just went and ripped it straight out of their grasp and ran off. That image made it 1000% better for me.)

    The ending… meh. The whole point to GOOD ritual pastas is that you have to do all these horrible things, or let horrible things happen to you or the people you love or whatever, and in return you get a wish granted or some eternal power or get crowned the King of Everything or something like that. This? The only “reward” you get for seeing The Ritual through to the end is being dragged to your death, which you see illustrated in the Ritual Book, a concept that seems uncomfortably closely inspired by The Sun Dog by Stephen King.

    (For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, kid takes pictures, pictures aren’t what he’s taking them of, dog begins appearing in pictures, with each successive picture gets closer, preparing to eat the kid.)

    Sure, the “big reveal” is pretty scary. Oh no, the monster you’ve been seeing illustrated in your Ritual Book is touching you! You’re about to die! Aaaaahh! But seriously, why even search OUT the Ritual Book if the only way to survive is to leave it in your closet? Why bother looking for it at all?

    To use the pasta terminology, this was like a lasagna. Excellent on top, soggy and cold and undercooked on the bottom. Refine your cooking (writing/plotting) skills, or at least get to know your oven (the horror genre/ritual pastas) better.

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    • Kurt

      You have an excellent point. When I wrote the pasta, I didn’t really have an idea about how it would go. I just typed what came up in my head and got this. I will make sure to keep your advice in mind next time I write a pasta, though. Thank you.

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      • Anon

        Wow you guys are so smart. So smart in fact that you overlooked a giant fucking plot hole: how the hell are you going to read a book in the pitch dark closet? It’s def not a haunted kindle. Haha.

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        • xXDalavue_WhiteShadowXx

          Be nice you dont need to cuse and you should give him tips to make his story better next time he writes

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        • RAWRichard

          Why? It is the author’s job to entertain. No one said this was english class.

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        • Dusty

          I don’t like cursing either, but how would you read a book in the dark? o-o

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        • Anonymous

          The assumption I formed was a sort of magic book. If it can show past events, why can’t it glow?

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        • Ashe

          The way I imagined it was that you could “see” the events (like an illusion or something) as you flipped the pages.

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      • WhatisthisWinter

        Well regardless keep it up man. Sure the ending threw me off, but you got me hooked with the intro. 7/10.

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      • xXDalavue_WhiteShadowXx

        You could of also like added something to continue a series or something like a webpage and you view your life ( same plot) but this time their is light so you could see. This was just an idea

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        • The Defenestrator

          I’ve seen a creepypasta like that on here, (the twist is that if you edit it, bad things will happen, or something like that) but I’m not sure what the title was.

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      • Jason

        It was a good one! I just wish that you would have switched the events at the end (beast’s hand on your shoulder and then being eaten or torn apart. Didn’t really need a being eaten part to still be good though…

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    • Jhe

      It would be a good book for someone with Amnesia.

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  • Ryanne

    Y’know, I already have a thing about darkness, and closets…now I’m going to end up wary of books.

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    • Cynnical Person

      Really? I find hiding in the closet at night kinky. Then again, that only applies to women. I do enjoy finding a lovely girl in the closet refusing to sleep with me because I’m not her type.

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      • WhatisthisWinter

        You won the internet. And I feel like I should call the police for some reason…

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  • Rolo

    But how can you read it if there is no light in the closet?

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    • Elizabeth

      Rolo, I am guessing that the words are in a special type of paranormal liquid that glows

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  • WolfOfNight

    I think I’m going to try and find this book now…

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  • zak12

    Hey if I find it I will look for the book you

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  • Ha.

    It’s funny, I’m actually going to a libary in 49 minutes time, I think I might actually look around and see if there’s actualy a book called “You” in there. (Obviously I know the story is fake)

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  • Anonymous

    What I want to know is how did I gain the ability to see in the dark…and when did reading a book = seeing a series of images? Close, but not perfect. 4/10

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  • THEN WHO WAS….nevermind…

    I…..would…..prefer…..to ….NEVER…..check…that..EVIL….book…out!!!!!!! Good story however!

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  • http://www.youtube/cockneypasta cockney pasta

    mate, this is very good. left me…creeped out. job done. nice one.

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  • J

    Does the book give you the power to read in the dark? Maybe there’s a mini book light you forgot to mention the librarian gives you…

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  • Dan

    Shouldn’t the book be titled “me”?

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    • Candlejackass

      Nah, man. “Me” is the sequel, and the writer is working on the third entitled “I”. It’s kinda like Twilight, in that reading either series damns you to violent, bloody death and the eternal torture of your very soul.

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  • Len Lye

    That last paragraph actually gave me chills, I even glanced behind me. That’s something I never do. Didn’t expect the ending.

    I generally dislike pastas that go, “You! Yea you! Don’t do this thing… but do it!” Luckily you broke out of that concept quickly.

    Still I would’ve liked more on an all-knowing book that details your past, present, and future… unless there’s already one.

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  • Zebra_Lord

    What happens if you don’t have a closet? Also, does the book glow in the dark or something?

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  • Candlejackass

    I’d probably still read this book before reading 50 Shades of Grey.

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  • THEN WHO WAS….nevermind…

    Why every time I compliment a story people vote my comment negative? Why vote at all? Guess ill quit commenting on these sh*ts and just read em!

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  • xXDalavue_WhiteShadowXx

    This was amazing!!!!
    I give this a 10/10

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  • jcsjvlsx

    Loophole – what if you don’t have a closet?

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  • Rhyn

    Ooooooh shit. That was great.

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  • yuppigup

    well written i lovved itt

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  • cascada

    ME

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  • randumb

    What’s the point of reading the book if you couldn’t see the future?

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  • Anonymous

    some grab my shoulder as i finished reading this damn made me have a heart attach

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  • Anonymous

    You can’t read if all you see is darkness, hun.
    However, I like this a lot. I think I can make a book like this. You inscribed on the front with black pages. maybe add on a strange aura to it like the other witches in my family…. idk this has potential.

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  • Tay,

    Will you guys shut up about the lacking of light. You obviously know what he was getting at, so just quit.

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