A Mask


Will I ever be free? Will I ever be free of this tormenting life after death? To exist as a ghost wandering around in my own despair, just longing to be put back to rest?
I remember how peaceful the long rest was. There I was, sleeping in my ancient tomb without a thought to the living. Complete solitude. I was not being a bother to anyone living.

But all of that was snatched from me, many years later. Everything I had in life, and even in death were all taken away. Gone. And I still don’t know why to this day, and I probably never will. Suddenly, the past came rushing back to me. I remembered who I was, yet still not why I was here.

I never did any ill deed in my life. I was born a human, for Christ’s sakes! Not this, this… fiend! This creature, lurking through the night and mad with anguish as I gloss over everything I have lost! This legend of campfire tales and nightmare fuel, the scary stories that small boys tell in the dark!

But all I have left is this damned mask that taunts me so. I can’t be separated from it. Everywhere I go, it trails behind me. Everywhere I turned; it would follow me like a long lost puppy.

I passed by a graveyard, Lavender Town was its name, to be exact, or at least the town name. The cemetery did not really have one that anybody knew of. There were many rumors and hoaxes surrounding it. Stories of how the dead came back from life to haunt the living. The stories of buried corpses sucking victims in, or of ghastly hands clasping around the living. The most frightening of them all being a ghost, a devil, giving its trainer immense power, just to take it away. But all I have to ask is, why?

What sick, twisted monster would torture us so?

I took out the mask, my mask…

Except it was not always a mask, it was once my face.

Hesitant, frail tears came to its eyes as I gazed upon it.

My face… was once so beautiful…

All I could do was stare at the mask, and weep silently to myself. I can never be free.

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  • Brody
    Commented on November 10, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Pretty interesting. It confused me a bit. Was the town named after the Pokemon creepypasta: Lavender Town Syndrome?

  • Commented on November 12, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Same question as Brody. Nice job though. You are no stranger to writing.

  • Commented on November 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    The Mask was pretty well written although I did not get too creeped out. But over all good story

  • Commented on November 20, 2014 at 8:14 am

    more please

  • Cmatrix
    Commented on December 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Lavender town is a town in the kanto region of the pokemon series. the pokemon is obviously a yamask, being the only pokemon that carries its face around in the form of a mask

  • Commented on December 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Its supposed to be a Pokémon called Yamask. It’s a newer Pokémon that wears a mask that was it’s face in life. Don’t know what it’s doing in Kanto though.

  • Commented on December 9, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Besides the Pokemon factor, the story is quite interesting and has some meaning of change and transformation behind it

  • Commented on December 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Loved it, but not so much the Pokemon part :/ Good job in general 🙂

  • Commented on January 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Is this about yamask?

  • Commented on March 25, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Loved it. Nice Pasta! 5/5 I have no Idea why people wouldn’t rate it 5/5

  • Commented on April 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    reminds me of a batman villain/ It is of a guy who have a mask burned onto his face when he was doing something can’t remember the name black mask I think. And the entire story is ruined when you put Pokemon in it there is to much Pokemon related pastas I give it a 2/5

  • Commented on April 21, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Could not be understood by everyone.

    Interesting pasta.

  • Commented on May 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    nice bro two thumps up

  • Cam Ash
    Commented on June 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Hoenn Remakes Confirmed???

  • sethpenton
    Commented on June 3, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I liked it but why pokemon that’s not a scary topic. pic a spookier topic next time. I give you a 1/5

  • Commented on June 24, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Though the story was brief, it held surprising depth. Nicely done!

  • Commented on September 10, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Guys to clear the confusion, I think it’s a yamask (as you all said) OR my idea is that it is the cubone in one of the episodes of pokemon red series. It does fit perfectly.

  • Commented on September 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I didn’t really get creeped out. I didn’t fully understand this.

  • Maren Riedemann
    Commented on September 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Good but did not get scared or creep out

  • Commented on September 24, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    well written, but have no idea what it was about.

  • Commented on October 5, 2015 at 2:06 am

    hmm pokemon from what I am reading in the comments? Not sure if Pokemon constitutes as “creepy” but ok. It was well written but not my plate of pasta.

  • Commented on October 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    great story, 4.4/5. I was confused though on the second tag though, video games? Why video games?

  • Pinetree's Revenge
    Commented on October 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Nice even though at first I didn’t know it was about Pokemon. Sorry about that, I don’t play/watch Pokemon. Still a good story 4/5 For being nicely written even though I didn’t know it was about Pokemon.

  • Commented on November 2, 2015 at 6:52 am

    When I understood my mind was blown.

  • Commented on January 25, 2016 at 2:39 am

    A Yamask, eh? I haven’t kept up with the newer generations. I assumed OP was going for the time honored tale of the Marowak, it is in Kanto after all.

  • Commented on January 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Good ^_^ good!

  • Commented on February 3, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    i feel like a lot of the people dont understand this. but if you actually understand the reference and think about it, its pretty eerie

  • Commented on February 13, 2016 at 2:21 am

    I found the twist startling.

  • Commented on February 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I’ll give you a 11/10! I Love the way you made Yamask seem so human, I was like ” Wut? HE IS FACELESS!??” AMAZING!

  • Commented on May 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I like creepypastas that only give the definition at the end.

  • Commented on July 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Very well created. For such a short story, the atmosphere was nailed almost to perfection. Also, nice alteration to the Yamask pokedex entry.

  • Commented on September 1, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Here’s what I thought it could be. It could be Cubone’s mother, Marrowak, and the mask is actually her skull that the Cubone wears. Because Marrowaks’ head and therefore face are pretty much just its skull, it would still fit what was said, and it would also feed into the restlessness of the Marrowak in the actual game, and how when you beat it, it goes free, just as it desires. (it also keeps it within Kanto region, pokemon wise)

  • Commented on September 16, 2016 at 12:51 am

    NOTHING against people who love pokemon, but i just never really got into it
    Im sorry, if there was no pokemon, i would have rated higher, but this is just my opinion,
    good job on the build up though!
    ill change my vote to 3/5 🙂

  • Commented on October 18, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    The ‘thing’ which is narrating the story sounds so much like one of my favorite pokemons, Yamask, and moreover you even mentioned Lavender Town.

  • Commented on December 20, 2016 at 1:00 am

    THIS IS A POKEMAN CREEEPY PASTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I’m sorry it’s just that a pokeman was a human once and they have their old face on their belly, a mask. Do you not like that pokeman???
    Midnight out!!!!! p.s. No p.s.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Commented on March 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    8.5/10, it was really good but I didn’t know what it was about until the 5th paragraph. Still love the story.

  • Commented on April 2, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Pretty nice story. I give 10 stars!

  • dew
    Commented on May 9, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Its not pokemon you idiots its probsbly majora’s mask

  • Commented on August 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    A pokemon story! Cool! very interesting. I was confused at the beginning but I get it. Scary. I like it

  • Commented on December 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Poor Yamask… I will never look at them the same again. 9/10.

  • Commented on January 5, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Good story, but why tag it with “Video Games”?

  • Commented on June 24, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    I believe this was about Pokemon; Yamask who is holding a mask of himself.

  • Commented on January 8, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I hate how cliche this was. Lavender town being put in it? That is so overused and cliche. Also, yamask is in gen 5 forwards, not gen 1 or 3

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