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Deeper Darkness



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There is a moment each leap year, at exactly three minutes past three on the morning of February twenty-ninth. If you possess the courage, await that moment in darkened room, with no other present. At that moment, the darkness will deepen. If you were to hold you hand directly before your face, you would not see a thing. But you must not do so. No, for that would be to waste the moment. Instead you must reach out, into that impenetrable darkness.

And it will reach out to you.

An unseen hand will grasp yours. You must not flinch away, nor tighten your grasp. To do so will only slough away more of the decrepit flesh that covers it, and anger its unseen owner. Remain perfectly still, as the withered fingers move over your palm, tracing unknown patterns. Do not move an inch as it crawls slowly up your arm. And most of all, do not even breathe as it caresses your face, touching what cannot be seen.

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Should you remain still through this, the hand will be withdrawn and a voice will speak, so close you can feel its breath on your face, smell the scent of decay it carries. It will ask you for one simple piece of information: your name. Answer truthfully. Answer truthfully, and the presence will retreat, leaving only a whisper in the air as the darkness lifts. “It is done.”

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From that day on, untold good fortune will be yours, and mysterious power. You will lack nothing, and have everything. But in a year, perhaps two, you will feel your skin begin to decay, and smell the sweet smell of death upon your breath…

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38 thoughts on “Deeper Darkness”

  1. :O I CANT FUCKING WAIT TILL FEBUARY 29th! I wonder if its true though, if your fucking with us! I WILL FORCE YOU INTO A DARK ROOM ON FEBUARY 29th, AND FORCE YOU TO LIE TO THAT DARKNESS THINGY!

  2. SluttyUNICORNZZ

    I’m sure im not the only one that probably will try this.
    I Always wanted to smell of decaying flesh. ^.^

  3. wHaT tHe fUcK? tHaT’d Be pRettY fUcKeD uP sHiT iF iT wErE aCtUaLly rEaL..
    WaIt..wHaT hApPeNs iF yOu lIe aBoUt yOuR nAmE??
    hEhEhEH..XOD

  4. Damn, I missed the last 29th feb, guess I gotta wait another four years. Btw: good fortune befalls my family and those around me and the only side effect is me decaying after 2 years? sing me up please.

  5. @Natalie:…wtf….can you speak english at all?

    this story was, again, a ritual pasta with no valid reason to do it. Except instead of you just getting a crappy reward for risking your life you get killed /:

  6. If you answer with “Puddintane, ask me again I’ll tell you the same”, the shadow will give you head.

  7. What if I didn’t tighten my grip… but took a swing at the body with an iron pipe drenched in holy water?

    I WIN! Arcane knowledge and no emminent doom!

  8. next leap year is 2010 not 2012 although i find it quite humerous that you would hope for it to be 2012 i must say that if your good fortune was one the kills the earth then you would be a god itself ending a life of bliss and starting one anew…

    1. Username or no username, there is no nameuser

      dudea, it WAS 2012, its simple math, every four years there is a leap you, 2000 is divisible by four, 4+4+4 is 12, so the next leap year for you is 2012

  9. wow, that is SO sad!!!! That poor shadowy thing that has to give you a gift for disturbing it’s peace.
    You should be ashamed of yourselves, trying to disturb it for your own profit!

  10. I’d love to try this
    But I really don’t think it’s worth it if your just going to die a few years later
    Plus, does anyone really want to have to look at and smell that for like twenty minutes?

  11. Oh, I tried this, and it works completely.
    Plus, it’s been 2 years and I haven’t even started to decay yet.
    *eyeballs falls out and maggots crawl through the hole*
    Fuck.

  12. Why is this worth the trouble if I die anyway. This is a common flaw in many creepypastas like this. They tell you to do a series of things that end in a result not worth the time.

  13. Do you have you have an over active imagination? Or do you think that is or do you wish it was your girlfriend?

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