Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction


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You are lying in your bed, the dull whirring of your air conditioner is the only thing separating you from total silence.

You know, that particular silence that is so heavy, and so thick, it’s almost the equivalent of a loud noise itself? The kind of silence where you could hear a pin drop three rooms away in; the kind of silence that fills your ears with the sound of your own heartbeat as your ear presses against your pillow. That kind of silence.

The dull whirring is the only noise you can hear, a noise that typically goes unnoticed, until it is the only noise present. It’s comforting, whether you realize it or not. A sort of white noise. But suddenly, your room is back at the temperature specified on the thermostat, and the whirring comes to a stop, as the vent makes a dull clang. To your misfortune, you are not yet asleep, and the silence sets in.

You should be comforted by the knowledge that you could hear anything and everything in your surroundings; making up for the lack of vision provided by the darkness. But you aren’t. It’s this very environment that sets you on edge, causes your heart to beat a bit faster, makes your body tense without explanation, and that makes you aware when you are not alone.

But you are alone right? You’ve been laying there with your eyes closed for almost 15 minutes now, and you made sure everything was normal in your room before you turned off the light; you’re a smart one. All those Facebook quizzes you took have just reinforced what you already know, if you were in a horror movie, you’d survive until the end. You’ve even made a carefully laid plan of what you would do in any of the situations you’ve read about on But that stuff is just nonsense anyway, right?

You aren’t scared. Or at least that’s what you keep telling yourself.

But wait…what was that? Was that the rustling of fabric? But, you didn’t shift in your bed, or make any movement. Did you make that noise? No, you couldn’t have. You’re paralyzed your bed, stiff with an unease that was not present until these very moments. You must have imagined it…you must have.

You roll over to face the wall. Out of sight, out of mind. If there’s something in the room with you, it will just have to accept that you are much to tired to deal with it at the moment. You’re still stricken with uneasiness as you hear rustling again. This time, the rustling is accompanied by a soft thud on the ground.

Your heart seizes in your chest…did you really just hear that? No no, you’ve just gotten yourself worked up about nothing. You really should stop play horror survival games so late at night, it’s messing with your brain. You’re a rational person, stop acting so childish and just fall asleep already.

You close your eyes tightly, silently hoping sleep would whisk you away soon. You’re practically begging for the safety of the nonexistent dreamworld of your own creation. You’re running away in a sense; but there’s nothing there…right? You’re just tired. I know, I know.

As your eyes are clinched tightly shut, you become aware that no matter how much you want to, you can no longer move your arms and legs. Come on now, are you really letting this get to you? What are you? 12 years old? Suck it up and fall asleep already.

Now, more tense than ever, that unnerving sound echoes across the room again. The rustling of fabric, followed by a soft thud on the ground. Unwittingly, you’re holding your breath now, eyes shut as tightly as possible. You have childish urge to pull the blanket over your head. You’re imagining it all! It’s all in your head; I thought you were better than this.

You heart is pounding loudly in your ears now, but not loudly enough to drown out the now repetitive sound approaching from across the room. What’s that rustling!? Maybe you left some paper on the ground. That has to be it! And that thumping? Probably the cat, or the dog, or something. They probably ran in when you weren’t looking before you closed your door. Yeah, you’re just paranoid.

The noise is now within a foot of your bed, and with your back to it, you don’t dare turn around to investigate, not that it’d do much good; the only light in your room is the dull glow of your cell phone on the nightstand next to you, you plugged it in before crawled into bed remember? But you don’t dare turn around and look; there’s nothing there anyway.

Minutes that feel like hours pass as you face your wall, stiff as a board, unable to will your uncooperative body to move. You haven’t heard the noises in a while now, not since it reached the edge of your bed. You know there’s nothing there you silly. It’s this silence. It’s messing with you. You really should have turned on some music or something before you went to bed. Oh well, maybe next time.

Suddenly, a familiar clang echoes through the room, followed by that familiar whirring. You exhale deeply, your body relaxing as you are flooded with relief. Thank God that’s over, now you can finally sleep in peace. That silence was really getting to you. You roll over and open your eyes to check the time on your lit cell phone, it must have been at least an hour since you first went to bed.

You are greeted face to face with his ear to ear grin. Dimly lit sockets where eyes once resided stare intently at you.

Ah, I see you’re still awake.

Credited to Shadow Lovely.

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You're Not Scared, Right?, 8.5 out of 10 based on 457 ratings


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  • Naris


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    • Nagalaga

      Pickachu used shock!

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  • LetItBe

    Suh-naaaaaaaap. X-x

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  • finally a pasta…

    man that was weak had so much potential
    ending 3/10
    intro and build up 9/10

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    Rating: +43 (from 67 votes)
  • Archfeared

    Stupid as hell.

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  • Bearstronaut

    pretty good

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  • Blah

    The thing watching you is the dead skull from the last story.

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    • Cleanand sober

      Uhhhhh,aren’t ALL skulls dead?

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      • Hensman

        Not the ones who aren’t!

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        • Undead Skull

          True that.

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  • http://creepypasta Mashum

    You guys have to consider the fact that it has been the best Pasta in a long time. It actualy makes your heart beat faster! Why? Because it makes you think, that’s why. And it’s in that sort of enviroment so.. also, what if someone reads this and they actually are 12… hmmm.

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    • Azzinoth

      I’m 13 and I found this funny the second time I read it… the first time I heard it I pissed myself. :'(

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      It didn’t scare me

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    • Mrs. Peanut

      thing is, this happens to me all the time, just without scary smiley man.

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      Rating: +7 (from 11 votes)
    • http://Ney-maru Ney

      I was in bed when i clicked on the connection. It was silent, hot. I started to read and i have dreaded the main character was me. I was scared and… I have realized on reading this “What are you? 12 years old?”, i’m 13… I turned on all the lights and i have closed the door. “Now, i’m not scared” i have thought.
      But at the end of the text,i have make an error: i looked at the door whence the sound of footsteps come… A hand rested on the handle…
      My mother entered in my room and said “Ah, I see you’re still awake.”

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  • DigitalMadness


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  • lol

    really weak ending; good build up, but lame ending

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  • no

    Terrible. Complete and utter shit.
    The antagonist lacks any sort of description, and his intentions are unclear at best. “Thud thud thud also you cant move lol” isn’t a good formula for a scary pasta.
    Literature is not your niche.

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    • hello there

      You’re an idiot

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    • ModernZelda

      If you paid attention the story, it was in second person narrative. Which means(get this!), the whole story is being told as if it’s happening to YOU.
      “You have childish urge to pull the blanket over your head. You’re imagining it all! It’s all in your head; I thought you were better than this.” This is the narrator telling you what’s happening to you.
      YOU’RE the antagonist. The narrator can’t tell you what you look like, or how you act, because it’s written for EVERYONE the relate to you.
      The being unable to move is actually known as being “paralyzed with fear”. It’s when your muscles contract and strain as your brain attempts to process the situation going on.
      Sure, it might be a little cliche, but the pasta has a pretty good recipe, it just needs a few things here and there to expand it and make it a little better. Clearly, your taste buds are corrupted and so is your knowledge.

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      • Casey

        No dumbass, the antagonist is the bad guy, the protagonist is you. However, this story is awesome

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        • Anonymous

          No, the story’s being told by the antagonist a he approaches the protagonist’s bed. “Ahh, I see you’re awake”

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        • Anonymous

          Your all bucking idiots. Except Casey. The story is obviously told from the perspective of the person in bed. “You rollover to face the wall”, “Your heart seizes in your chest”, and the most obvious, “You are greeted face to face with his ear to ear grin”. Don’t think it makes sense for your horrified prey to greet you with a smile. They should have really added quotations around his words, if they were said, and if they weren’t, the author should have made it clear this was the killers thought.

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  • Zom-Bunny

    Very intense.
    Good pasta. Omnom.

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  • Violent Harvest

    “You guys have to consider the fact that it has been the best Pasta in a long time. It actualy makes your heart beat faster! Why? Because it makes you think, that’s why. And it’s in that sort of enviroment so.. also, what if someone reads this and they actually are 12… hmmm.”

    Except it didn’t make my heart beat faster, and the ending was terrible. Cliche at best, sub-par at worst. At least it was something to read besides a meme.

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  • Silencer

    Second-person narrative should be banned.

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  • Lauralot

    I liked it. The ending’s been done, yes, and it wasn’t a particularly strong way to stop the story, but the build up was nice enough that it made me jump although I knew what was coming.

    Not a masterpiece, but much better than anything that’s been on the site as of late.

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  • JesusLOL

    Hell of a lot better than the last couple pastas. Well above average use of atmosphere, with only occasional hints of language repetition.

    Ending was a bit flat though. I like the way you tried for a slightly understated end instead of something more generic, but it didn’t quite make it.

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  • AristaKawaik

    Mmmm tasty pasta. Thank you, Phone!

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  • Lestat

    This is why my cat sleeps in my room with me.

    Pretty good pasta… and I liked the ending.I’d give it a -B.

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  • The Rake (Slendy’s Wifey)

    That was one of the best pastas I’ve ever seen! Srsly, I loved it! I give it a 10/10 because I’ve had the same things happen to me (only I didn’t roll over to see a face, haha I kept my eyes shut).

    But I have to ask…


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    • McCreepyPasta

      I believe it was mr jeff…

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  • anon

    we waited a week for this shit?

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  • Joe Smith

    I’ve been in this situation several times. Bricks were shat.

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  • 22/7

    holy shit a pasta that doesnt suck

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  • Tetotetotetoteto

    I LOVES IT! but you already know that Shadow =3 HEHE!

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  • Orange01028

    Why can all my friends write but me -_-
    Anyways~ That was awesome. I also do that in my sleep I think about all those noises and I spazz out inside my head. I understand the ending was rushed haha.
    Overall it was really good tho.

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  • aaahh

    hmm, so the noise was a DEAD SKULL as it turns out?

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