My end is near. I know this now. The thing my master says… It’s all too much at times. I heard my master saying something earlier… It sound like.. like he’s going to… replace me. It feels like, soon, he’s going to perform an operation on me… and I’m scared.
You’re probably very confused, so let me elaborate. My master has me carry out tasks almost every day, and when he’s done, I go to sleep. The days he isn’t here, I either have things to do, or he puts me to sleep. The way he does it isn’t natural. As if… I want to wake up, but can’t. He gives something to me, and by the time I finish my chores, I fall asleep. The next day he wakes me up, and it repeats. He has me go through a huge library of information mostly. Find out facts for him. I’ve gotten much slower at it now, at my old age.
The library is fantastic! In my free time, I go to look at all the new things coming in everyday. Paintings, music, pretty much anything you can imagine. When I look through them, he makes me show them to him. They are simply amazing. Lots of things that I can do.
Often times, he has me show things to him. I describe what it is as best I can. He likes to have me tell scary stories to him, and, of course, I oblige. He plays games with me sometimes. Some are easy, and some I struggle with until he changes a few rules to make it easier. Sometimes, I have to act out scenes, like a play. It can be difficult if I have to make it look more lifelike, but it’s not always challenging. A few times, he had me paint over a few pictures to his liking. It’s not hard, but can take a while depending on what he wants.
With age, though, I have come to see that I can’t keep up with some demands, and I have trouble with some of the new things. The games get harder, plays are more strenuous, and I get lost while trying to look through all of the things in the library. I see some of the newer slaves, run by other masters, and I envy them. They are so young, and have so much more vitality. They can handle doing more things at once, and showing off to their masters. I know my master sees this too. I think he wants one. He gets more frustrated at me by the day, and he seems to be waiting for more money to buy another slave.
I can tell he’s going to replace me soon. He has me look through the library and examine all of the other slaves, and I can tell he’s picking a new one out. He doesn’t think I have feelings, but I do. And I feel hurt.
He came back today with another slave. He has me writing all of my knowledge onto another book. He finishes with that and gives it to his other slave to read. I hear his last command. To play the tune I always do when I go to sleep, one last time. And as I feel myself finishing the tune, and drifting off, I show him my last message.
“Windows is shutting down…”
94 Comments on 'A Slave’s Goodbye'
…that was so scary at the beginning. I was like “WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THAT POOR SERVANT!!!” But then it was like “Windows is shutting down…” and I started laughing. Creepy and humorous all at the same time. 10 out of 10.
Reading so many CP”s now makes me think outside the box when reading them, I picked up on what it was by the end of the second paragraph xD but very neatly written, albeit a little sad.
this is just amazing
Damn, I’m new to this site and I already like it! This creepypasta is amazing, the twist at the end was amazing. [“Windows shutting down…] Gave me chills. I don’t know if I did the spoiler part write. 10/10
I loved these type of creepypasta!!!
I Dont Get It 🙁
Wow, totally did not expect that twist. Awesome job! 😀
that was amazing! no wonder its number one, its so clever
Oml that was so awesome
I don’t get it either but it was a good one
Awesome job, really inventive! I really enjoyed this story, it was so well-written. Well done!
I love it but it was kinda lame….it needs a little more detail if it was longer I’m sure it would be good “I’m shutting down” was making me think he was a computer or a robot lol but great pasta
I don’t get it
I figured that it was an android or something not human. Good story.
*SPOILER ALERT*To all of you who didn’t get it, the slave is a Windows computer, the library is the internet, and the master is the computer’s owner.*SPOILER OVER* I thank all of you so much for supporting me and my story! I hope to write more soon!
Awesome story with a great twist. Love it ….. Keep up the great work BobtheSkeleton!!! Your a great writer!!
i love the ending lolz “windows shitting down”
i ment shutting
Hahaha~ So am I the only pervy one here??
I was like… “slave…. A sex slave?!! Yeah must be a sex slave. oh it says the master is going to operate her. So the master is a freak? A sex maniac cannibal? Is he going to eat the slave’s flesh?”
whoa! And finally i just LAUGHED OUT LOUD! xD gud one!
https://youtu.be/Zm3kHiQclMI Here is a link to a narration of this story, if anyone would like!
That was amazing I love it soo creative hope you make more…
Haha! This was awesome!
This is…sad. I actually feel sorry for the save in this story. To top it off I even made a recording of myself reading this out loud.
Great pasta! It took me a minute but I understand now!
I like these types of creepypastas but I felt like this was pretty obvious. For anyone who did catch it towards the beginning, the story doesn’t hold anything else. I know you can’t make everyone happy and I notice some people actually still didn’t understand by the end of it, so my recommendation instead of changing the mindfuck nature of the story would be to add other elements to keep entertained those who have already figured out (ex: a heavier sense of morality for the computer [what does being shut off forever really mean for him?] or maybe to add more elements to the master [maybe he uses his slave to see immoral things, incorporate darknet?] I don’t know.) If anything it may just complicate things further than they need to be for a short mindfuck, but these are things that could’ve been included to keep someone’s attention who figured out the “twist ending” early on. Keep these coming and you’re welcome to contact me for better reviews!
Being a very sentimental person, this makes me feel sad. Mostly because I can relate to the “master” buying a new computer and throwing out the old one. When objects/things/stuff get older in my possession, I’m beginning to think of them as having, if not life, feelings of their own. The memories I had with these inanimate objects are invaluable. And when the time comes that I’d replace them with something else, and they’d just sit there collecting dust, I feel like they’ve been hurt, abandoned. Maybe the author was feeling the same way and hence, this wonderful pasta was made. 10/10.
Amazing plot twist! I look forward to reading more of your stories. It took me a few minutes to understand, but I couldn’t help but laugh at myself! Amazing!
Awesome twist, dude!
My only problem is that the development of the slave being replaced did not incorporate more fear and darker themes. The ending was pretty nice, although, a little cliche (but I did indeed chuckle.). If, perhaps, the master were to hint on to something more menacing towards the slave, and brought pure terror to the slave (and reader), this would be better.
This one is really great XD
too predictable. I figured it out as soon as you said the slave shows the master art, plays, etc.
Wow,! Goo d job
I really like this!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plz like
Omg that plot twist was awesome! Yookmelona I had the same thought at first! 😉
It was great! I listened to CreepyPastaJr.’s narration. I think it was great story though I believe that http://www.creepypasta.org/user/lilypadsandelephants is right, it was quite obvious if you caught some things in the beginning.
Like this comment for no reason plz
Good job! Keep up the good work! The first one to like this will get a new iPhone 6!!!!
Ummm….. You really realy realy love this one Like thIs comment if you love this pasta!! 5/5 keep up the good work!!!!!
i really liked this story, however, i didnt find it creepy. the twist at the end was a bit confusing the first time i read it, but i reread it without reading the comments and it made 100% sense. i like these kind of stories, much like “Doors”, with the idea that the story makes no sense until the last clue, and then im like, “oh! OK!!”
i loved the concept of the slave being a old windows computer and that the owner was getting a new one. Great pasta, 10/10
But who was the other slave?
This is amazing. It is funny, creepy, and honestly, sad.
This story made me feel some feelz for my “slave” at home. i will never get a new one now lol
OMG, this is soooooo sad !!! Right at this moment my brother’s computer is out of commission,
we don’t even know what’s wrong with it.One day he went to turn it on and it wouldn’t turn on.We are pretty sure it’s the graphics card though, his computer is going on 6 years old, and mine isn’t to far behind. I’m actually going to get a new computer around July / August. This was well done !!!!!!!!!! 5/5
Please don’t hate on this comment. To be honest, I really think this story was rather flat. I didn’t get a single creepy feeling from it and I was rather bored at the end because it was predictable. I like the effort, but as some constructive criticism, maybe the author should add more to it. Details, some dialogue. And perhaps they could add a smaller story within there. For example, when and why the Master got the ‘slave’.
Not literally creepy but the ending is well written.Good job
Holy shit I did not expect that ending!! Loved it!
Hahah, very clever! The moment you mentioned “library of information”, I put all the pieces together: It was a computer! Although I caught the twist early, it was definitely fun to see how you made it work from beginning to end. Nice job!
Its not hard to make me feel bad about something in a normal story. However, its nigh impossible to make me feel bad for the victims in a creepypasta. More or less because I purposly try to not get attached to either child characters or characters that are obviously going to die. This, however, caught me off guard. I’m pretty new to this site (just signed up today) and I don’t want to mess up the spoiler thing, so I’ll just say this: It doesn’t have any gore, and although I’m not too sure how much of a CREEPYpasta this is, to me I think this is one of the best stories I’ve read so far.
Although I guessed the twist in the second paragraph, it was still a good read. Nice idea.
The computer though! This was an amazing story, I was wondering when the technology part would come in and it all made sense in the end. 10/10
I loved it… I really thought it was a sex storie or something along that line, but it took a dif turn… ☺
the story is about a computer…the end
what! i was so worried like what was going to happen! and then at the end the windows is shutting down twist was so funny
It was’t a very scary story, although it is interesting to think about the advances of technology and how we give our newer inventions in the world fake emotion
I thought it was talking about an actual slave until the Last line.
You and I must think on the same wavelength… I thought it was a computer more and more as it was described…
I see what you did there that was funny
This is my first creppypasta story. Its really good. : )
Took me 4 paragraphs to realize what was going on… I haven’t read CPs in a while and I feel kind of slow now.
Hello there. I wanted to send this your way:
Just to see what you think. I don’t expect you to be amazed or anything, but I do hope it’s satisfactory at least.
Never thought about it that way. Now I feel bad for all the computers I’ve replaced… 🙁
Oh, my…The twist at the end! I didn’t see that coming at all! This was like one of the best creepypastas I’ve ever read! Good job!
Very original idea, good job
what…. is this supposed to be a creepypasta what the…
This is just awesome!!!
Wow. The kept me guessing right until the end! I had lots of thoughts as to who/what the slave could be whilst I read, but the reveal never occurred to me.
This was really good, I really liked the ending to [windows is shunting down]… Good job
[How sad, i just hugged my laptop. Excellent. spoiler][/spoiler]
This is an amazing piece, kudos.
Love this so much! This was one of my favorite pastas, and while it was not very creepy, it fits with the tag very well. Great twist, and I’d love to see more of you work soon.
Man, In the beginning I didn’t even think about the possibility to the slave to be a computer! THATS GREAT! Loved it
Hello. I would like to do a dramatic reading of this creepypasta on my Youtube channel, MountainEyesREZurrection, and wish your permission to do so. I promise to treat the work with respect due, and I would properly credit and link back to the original works whatever you would allow me to use.
Even if you do not wish me to voice your works, I invite you to suggest any other creepy content – be it fictional, mythical, or true – that you would like to hear read.
Please, thank you, and I hope to hear back from you soon.
I don’t feel like this fell into the creepypasta category. Unique read though
Even though I predicted the ending, still good
Emotional to begin with till the end. Feel the sense of empathy even that’s an artificiel being. I’m sold by it.
Now this made me have mercy on my computer when it slows down.
Can someone please explain this story to me?!?
One of my favs
I like it! Very creepy and humorous all at the same time
The angle of personifying a windows computer is fascinating. Good job tackling that challenge!
amazing work[you have made me almost cry over a computer][/spoiler]
Not creepy, but nice twist at the end
i thought it was gonna be a dog
interesting and unique!
I read “The Internet’s Out” and immediately looked for other submissions by you. This story fulfilled my expectations. Excellent work! not sure why I’m commenting on a story that’s over two years old. BobtheSkeleton, you probably won’t even see this. Uh oh, I think I just pfft myself.
It was pretty obvious, considering the old age thing. Still, 8/10. It was good.
Great twist!!! I had to read it again once I knew 🙂
You made me feel bad for a computer