In Gjoberdik, a small fisherman’s village in the country of Bulgaria, on the dawn of January the first everyone closes their curtains and hold their breath for half a minute. Hours after the craze of midnight’s celebrations, children look questioning at their worried parents, but can not help to shiver in the embrace of their shaking parents.
One can hear the sound of bells being struck exactly 25 times last year, in this short timespan. The nearest church however, is over 32 miles away. You will find no one out on the streets in these faithful 30 seconds, and even the birds will stop whistling.
Some have gone out of their houses, roaring boldly in disbelief of this century old tradition. On the first sunset of this year, two people gambled their fate in the very first rays of sunlight.
The next dawn, the bells will be struck 27 times.
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40 thoughts on “Gjoberdik”
Anon for anonymous
Well its ok.
Not much here to feed the imagination. It raises more questions without answers. If it went a little deeper in description of the tradition like what started it and why etc.. then it would be on its way to becoming a tasty pasta. There just isn’t enough here for a side dish much less a full meal.
if anything, the name of the town sounds Icelandic (is that even a word?) or Nordic.
but wait, how did those people die?
When that tradition happens, you have to hold a fart 30 seconds, or else the townspeople will hang you, and toll the bell for the number of times someone died.
There is no village named Gjoberdik in Bulgaria…
Candlejack stop stealing kills from me.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
I’m not even going to try to pronounce the name of this..
Everytime someone dies the bell is struck one more time, also, the name sounds like a typo from hell.
Sunset is not sunrise.
OH, YOU DON’T SAY?!
What happens when the bell tolls 30 times? Does it matter? Does the whole village explode? LOL, that would suck.
There’s nothing to this. Just another fail “ritual” pasta.
I really like this. Although the ending kinda makes no sense….
Haha, I saw this in a joke thread once. ‘Twas funny.
u can suck a gjober dick LOLLOOOLOLOLOL
when is it ever implied that they ever died? They could still be alive and well. They only “gambled their fate”. It is uncertain what happened next. Why do people always jump the gun and think someone died?
this is creepypasta… You wouldn’t be expecting nice little happy endings here
Oh, I see someone noticed my bell. That’s always good to know.
Hey everyone! Look, it’s Candleja
Uh you hAve to actually say Candlejack befo
Nice pasta, although I’ m from Bulgaria and, sadly, there is no such place here. Also the name isn’t Bulgarian, should be Gioberdikovo or something :D
Gjoberdik sounds more like Norwegian or Danish. XD
maybe that church just has an abnormally LOUD bell.
Well, that’s different. Here we just settle for a dark haired man being the first to enter the house on New Year’s Day to avert bad luck. Whatever works for you, I guess.
I’m from Bulgaria, and there’s no such village here. The name doesn’t even sound Bulgarian :/
Nice pasta though.
Neither does Anon
It would have been cooler if it had been counting down instead.
Maybe it’s Candlejack, though I’m not sure if he owns a be
HAHAHAHAHA! i win
Is it alright if I pronounced this as Jobber Dick in my head?
Probably. It all depends on what you think ‘Jobber’ means.
The bell tolls for everyone who died by not heeding the tradition.
the number of times the bells rings means number of people it’s killed
i dont get it…