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.
43 Comments on 'A Mask'
Pretty interesting. It confused me a bit. Was the town named after the Pokemon creepypasta: Lavender Town Syndrome?
Same question as Brody. Nice job though. You are no stranger to writing.
The Mask was pretty well written although I did not get too creeped out. But over all good story
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
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.
Besides the Pokemon factor, the story is quite interesting and has some meaning of change and transformation behind it
Loved it, but not so much the Pokemon part :/ Good job in general 🙂
Is this about yamask?
Loved it. Nice Pasta! 5/5 I have no Idea why people wouldn’t rate it 5/5
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
Could not be understood by everyone.
nice bro two thumps up
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I liked it but why pokemon that’s not a scary topic. pic a spookier topic next time. I give you a 1/5
Though the story was brief, it held surprising depth. Nicely done!
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.
I didn’t really get creeped out. I didn’t fully understand this.
Good but did not get scared or creep out
well written, but have no idea what it was about.
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.
great story, 4.4/5. I was confused though on the second tag though, video games? Why video games?
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.
When I understood my mind was blown.
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.
Good ^_^ good!
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
I found the twist startling.
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!
I like creepypastas that only give the definition at the end.
Very well created. For such a short story, the atmosphere was nailed almost to perfection. Also, nice alteration to the Yamask pokedex entry.
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)
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 🙂
The ‘thing’ which is narrating the story sounds so much like one of my favorite pokemons, Yamask, and moreover you even mentioned Lavender Town.
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.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8.5/10, it was really good but I didn’t know what it was about until the 5th paragraph. Still love the story.
Pretty nice story. I give 10 stars!
Its not pokemon you idiots its probsbly majora’s mask
A pokemon story! Cool! very interesting. I was confused at the beginning but I get it. Scary. I like it
Poor Yamask… I will never look at them the same again. 9/10.
Good story, but why tag it with “Video Games”?
I believe this was about Pokemon; Yamask who is holding a mask of himself.
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