August 13th, 1921
Prof. Herbert Clayton
St. Mary’s Childrens Hospital
My trusted friend and mentor, I write to you in the hope that you may advise me on a matter of urgency concerning a patient of mine.
Edward is a boy of just nine years who arrived with his mother six days ago with a disposition so positive that we did not at first admit him. This did not last long.
Edward claims that six days ago, while playing in the garden, he became aware of someone or something watching him. He identified a shadowy figure ‘like black ink’ with large circular eyes and elongated limbs. Edward described that while it resembled an owl, it spoke as if inside his head with the voice of his recently deceased father. The voice apparently told Edward that it would come for him in seven days to take him to ‘The Desolate Plain’, a place name that I am unfamiliar with. Its mere mention brought Edward into a fit of hysteria.
His condition has deteriorated quickly in the last few days. The boy has become convinced that the shadowy figure has returned and is moving closer each time towards him. The delusion appears to have some connection to mirrors and glass, both of which Edward has banished from his room.
I write to you, Professor, because on the final night of Edward’s imaginary deadline, I went to check upon the boy and found that he was not alone in his bedroom. I could discern only two things in the moonlight, each of them a sight I shall take to the grave. First, a figure whose retracting limbs cracked like broken wood as it moved into the shadows. The second, a look of such tragic countenance etched upon that child’s face that none could suffer it and be unmoved.
I heard your voice from the shadows, emanating from two round eyes that glinted and lost themselves like waves upon a black sea.
But it was not your voice, Professor, and I write to you now because Edward passed away this morning and I am no longer alone even when I believe myself to be.
Dr. George Booth
74 Comments on '9 Year old Edward and the Shadow Man'
He dies! Hahahahhahahahah
This in a very interesting Pasta. It is really good in the fact of imagery. If you elaborate on it more, you could make a well known pasta! 🙂
It would be cool if you made a series of stories about the Shadow Man and each one elaborates more on his mythos.
I actually approved this pasta…and still glad I did after the second read through.
Very well made, there needs to be more stories to complete this pasta though.
Truly wondrous. I love the fact that the “Figure craving shadows” or as I like to call it, coming after the person who saw them. 5/5.
Very nicely done! Has the seeds of a series in it.
Is the sevendays thing a reference to “The Ring”?
I agree with witchinghour, you should make more stories about this figure!
This story is amazing . You don’t beat around the bush you get straight to the point
this made my nipples quiver
i neared creamed my pants from this thrilling story
It is short but sweet it is one of the better creepypastas for sure this dude should write more like this one.
Very good pasta wish it had more story though.
Wow, that was a plot twist. Lol=-O
Nice pasta bro! now I can’t even look into a mirror without thinking that there is something paranormal in it! 5/5! keep writing!
That was good. My type of creepypasta.
The story is interesting and I would love a sequel
Awesome. Loved it, short but scary. Creepy if you say, though you could of described just a bit more.
This is a good Creepypasta, it is very short though, which makes it good, some people don’t have time to read a very long one. Good job! The only negative thing I could say about it is that it is sort of similar to slender man or the shadow people.
This could become a very well known creepypasta, maybe even roleplayed about if you think about it, like most of the famous ones are. Keep writing and elaborating. I loved it. 5/5.
I absolutely loved and you MUST write more of ‘the shadow man’ it has to be a series it must
P.S. Is it normal to see a…
This is awesome. Its exactly my life sometimes, I go to sleep with the lights on because read to much of this stuff, and I can’t look in the mirror in a dark room because when I look at myself in the mirror I don’t see myself, I see a grim reaper. Hold on I should write a pasta about this!!!! Thanks bro!!!
I really enjoyed this pasta! I like how it was written to look like a letter, instead of just a regular story. Keep up the good work! 🙂
Nothing creepy here. Shadows abound around me and i hear whispers in the twilight of my sleep from time to time.
The mirror though, that will creep me out. But then again, it didn’t went beyond telling what’s in the mirror.. Just that the kid’s delusion is connected with it and apparently it wasn’t because even when the mirrors were removed, the delusion of shadows didn’t stop.
I feel this creepypasta has plenty of potential. if you continue to write chapters or more stories of this shadow man I feel it could become a very well known pasta. Also try and elaborate a bit more, you have a very good imagination that you should use to write with.
Creepy and breath taking. You should make series of this Shadow Man.
Not bad. Could have visualized the fear/creature more for a better scare effect.
This is creepy. Psychologically creepy.
Deliciously creepy and morbidly entertaining! Loved this pasta! More more more!
reading this immediately made me feel like i stumbled upon an old box of letters in the attic that i didn’t know existed and that amps up the creepy factor in my opinion. this could definitely be elaborated and made into a couple series or even a short film. the idea is fresh and i really enjoyed this!
it was a very nice pasta.I was scared first then I thought nothing will happen but at the last. poor edward so sad and thanks for putting this story in creepy pasta and you can put more nice stories then this and thanks again.Bye!
This is one of the best creepy pastas ive ever read it starts really good and it finishes pretty awesome
who ever posted this, awesome job and id like to see more
Its a great pasta. waiting for a sequel.
This is a well written pasta.
It’s surprising you can make such a good pasta with less then 1000 characters.
I like short pastas that still manage to be immersive and detailed. Very well written with a real creep factor.
Love that this was a letter!
VERY GOOD use of voice. Would like to read more with this voice.
it’s good, just needed to be longer and bit more details but i enjoyed it
Very creative! nice work
very intriguing…. 10//7 rare pepes
Very good I love how you put such detail in a small writing.
pretty good but could use more detail! a sequel would be cool!
I love this story so much that every time I come across it I just have to read it again.
Reminded me of a longer story Ubloo… this is a good Pasta. Short but intriguing 🙂
Nice work you should make a mini series of this!
The story very interesting….
But for some reason i don’t like it because it seems that the story still lacking for something
Masterfully done, I love this new slender mirror conection
Not the creepiest pasta I’ve ever read, but still good, had quite the hint of mystery. This could be a truly amazing series if you keep adding on!
Must write more,
This was very well thought out for such a short Pasta. Great job with this!
I thought it was it was well written. Could have maybe elaborated on the story some more, but, on the whole, very good.
Very well written! Reminds me a lot of Lovecraft.
Really good i love it
Gave me chills. I love it.
Well written. Great short story
Pretty good creepypasta, might be worth narrating as a bonus story. I like the length of the story, as it kept the pacing at a steady pace and made it creepier IMO. 8/10
I first shivered as the story was creepy enough on its own, Then i realised the address at the top… I live in Dundee, about 10 miles from Fife.
oh meh god
I liked this one! It had no mistakes and I like how it had detail. 10/10
nicely done! I think this tale, universe rather, could be expanded by perhaps a letter from Professor Clayton or a follow-up letter written by Booth in a more fervent tone.
Hi, I’m looking for some creepypastas I can read and upload to youtube. With your permission I’d like to read your story with of course full credit to you.
11/10 beautiful. Now I’m creeped out.
You put such little work into this story
OH. MY. FLIPPING. GOSH. This is one of the best pastas I have ever read. But is This supposed to be like slender? Anyway, 10/10
Very well written pasta, loved the twist of how the sight of The Shadow Man can be ‘transmitted’ from person to person.
This was so cool obviously a 10/10!
Best pasta this week amazing 5/5
Wish it would be longer but a pretty good story
its very interesting what profesor wiil be sayed for this
Make it a series! It’s really cool and I want to read more [see how the thing affects other people maybe? ]
I can’t wait to read what happens next. hint hint