Bad Dreams

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“Daddy, I had a bad dream.”

You blink your eyes and pull up on your elbows. Your clock glows red in the darkness — it’s 3:23. “Do you want to climb into bed and tell me about it?”

“No, Daddy.”

The oddness of the situation wakes you up more fully. You can barely make out your daughter’s pale form in the darkness of your room. “Why not, sweetie?”

“Because in my dream, when I told you about the dream, the thing wearing Mommy’s skin sat up.”

For a moment, you feel paralyzed; you can’t take your eyes off of your daughter. The covers behind you begin to shift.

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  • Commented on July 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    OMG…………….. and that is why i sleep with a light on and a baseball bat beside me. and a Cross hanging above my head and a bible on my bedside table

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  • Commented on October 16, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Hahahaha….hahaha… ha…. *looks at my girlfriend*

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  • Commented on December 29, 2013 at 11:08 am

    No.
    Just… no.
    NO.
    NO GOD.
    WHY.
    WHY!?

    10/10 Good job, gave me chills.

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  • Commented on June 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Well, as I am a mother to a little boy and girl, I don’t think I will sleep tonight this writing is well put together. 5/5

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  • Commented on July 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    No.
    NO.
    Nononononononnonooooo.
    Just no.
    NOH.
    ;_;

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  • Commented on December 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Holy crap! I had to retread this like five times to really grasp it. But it is amazing and bone chilling. I just wish it had more to it. 5/5

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  • Commented on June 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Really left me with a feeling of dread after reading. Definitely added to the overall creepiness of the pasta. Especially since we see the child as an stereotypical innocent character, helped as well.

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  • Commented on October 29, 2013 at 7:41 am

    “damnit then why did you tell me!”
    I enjoyed this one

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  • Commented on September 2, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Wow too creepy bc kids DO tend to say creepy shit like that. Great story!

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  • Python
    Commented on January 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Why the HELL is this NOT A MIND FUCK

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  • Commented on May 13, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    ARRRRGGGHHH OMIGOD I’m traumatized

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  • Commented on April 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    oh shit! wow nice pasta…….I liked “the thing wearing Mommy’s skin” so much! ……………it gave me the chills…………

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  • Commented on May 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

    oh god

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  • Commented on July 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    that’s not fair I sleep next to my mom at night T^T

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  • Commented on April 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    no no no no nonooononononono why

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  • Commented on August 17, 2015 at 4:25 am

    welp… now im scared of my wife

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  • Commented on June 5, 2013 at 12:31 am

    No no nononononononononoooooooooo… D:

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  • Commented on June 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    The cliffhanger totally makes this particular story; well done.

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  • Commented on July 7, 2015 at 2:24 am

    A good short can be difficult. Very well done.

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  • Commented on August 1, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Nuu whey?!?!? ;-;

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  • Commented on September 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Im in bed next to my wife, and covers are rustling… goodbye cruel wor

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  • Commented on November 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

    0_o CREEPY

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  • Eva Rogers
    Commented on November 3, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    It’s actually called The Thing That Wears Mommy’s Skin. Just so you know. Love the story.

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  • Commented on September 13, 2015 at 12:09 am

    this lets the imagination run wild, I like it a lot, good work

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  • Commented on November 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    The best creepypasta i have ever read

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  • Kaleigh
    Commented on April 29, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    It would have been funny if the wife just woke up because she heard the daughter talking, and the dad is just flipping out. LOL

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  • Commented on April 3, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Not amazing, not terrible.

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  • Commented on March 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    that’s awesome

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  • Commented on June 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    That. Is. Good.
    The way you’ve made it just a little story is really nice. I like it a lot

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  • Commented on July 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    This may be short but gave me a genuine chill, maybe it should be longer though? Even so, it was good. Keep up the good work!

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  • Commented on October 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    No
    No
    and hell to the NO

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  • Commented on October 30, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    This is should really be in the mindfuck tag.

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  • Commented on November 6, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    WOW even though the story is really small, it was amazing I loved it!

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  • Commented on November 29, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    i seen this on another website.

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  • Commented on December 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    This is pretty creepy.

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  • Commented on January 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Ahh, one of the classics. Never gets old.

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  • Commented on October 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    That’s why I always keep checking behind and in front of me when I lay awake in bed.

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  • Commented on December 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    When a pasta is so creepy that it legitimately gives you chills, it deserves praise.

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  • Commented on June 3, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    God, I hate the present tense.

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  • Commented on February 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I saw this after watching Sword Art Online, I ended up thinking about Kirito, and Asuna when they had Yui before she was deleted while reading this, it’s so sad. ;'(

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  • Commented on April 20, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Well done. Creepy.

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  • Pinetree's Revenge
    Commented on October 28, 2015 at 12:52 am

    OH GOD!!!
    RUN FORREST, RUN!!!

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  • Commented on October 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    BUT WHO IS MOM

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  • Commented on November 2, 2015 at 6:56 am

    This is pretty awesome.

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  • Commented on November 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    My heart was pounding like crazy after reading this!!… Whoaw… Great job 5/5

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  • Commented on December 3, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    So… CREEPY. I love this kind of creepypasta, so freaky. (0-0)

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  • Commented on April 3, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    DAMN TASTY PASTA

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  • Commented on April 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This is one of the first creepypastas I read and it was just perfect then, I’ve read about 300 creepypastas and this is one of the once I remember reading the most

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  • Commented on July 6, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Short and sweet, just how I like it

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  • Commented on January 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    OMG… this pasta creeped me out and reminded me why we are scared of the dark

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  • Commented on February 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    BUT WHO WAS PHONE??

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  • Commented on April 11, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    No
    Just no
    10/10

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  • Commented on January 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    it was a pretty great story good job man just practice making them longer lol :3

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  • xXx_Slender_xXx
    Commented on June 15, 2015 at 2:16 am

    This gave me nightmares

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  • Commented on July 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    this is so creepy 0.0

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  • Commented on November 5, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    … a violent fight breaks out after who wins?…

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  • Commented on November 7, 2015 at 5:35 am

    As if horror movies weren’t enough. Now I feel like my children are medium demons.

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  • Commented on December 3, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    that’s the reason why i sleep with a sword

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  • Commented on December 20, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Good one, not long but somehow still descriptive.

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  • umNOPE
    Commented on February 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    ;-;

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  • Commented on February 10, 2016 at 6:19 am

    *waits for someordinarygamers to read this great story on youtube*

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  • Commented on June 3, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Is it gonna be like one of those Russian nesting dolls?

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  • Miss Muffet
    Commented on June 18, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Jesus.
    No.
    Like 5 sentences and you gave me more chills than The Rake, i’m not sleeping for….ever….

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  • Commented on August 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Ooooh Mom, plz tell me ur reaaalll!

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  • Ariyana
    Commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    That gave me chills.
    Not even kidding, why did that give me chills/

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  • Commented on November 6, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Literally the best scary story I have ever read and probably will ever read.

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  • Commented on December 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    It is a great story, pretty original idea but I think it could be a bit more detailed. However, if you were going for short and sweet, I think its okay. 3.7/5

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  • Commented on December 29, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Oh no! Tell me that it’s her daddy that’s just dreaming..

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  • Commented on January 23, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I haven’t witnessed my bedsheets moving on their own, and I don’t want to.

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  • Commented on January 30, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Amazing 10/10

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  • TheDestroyer
    Commented on March 3, 2017 at 6:41 am

    wow…..this is good Im pretty sure the “thing” is the rake

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  • Commented on March 17, 2017 at 12:51 am

    (To wife) “I’m going to go sleep on the couch”
    (Calls police)

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  • Commented on April 1, 2017 at 5:25 am

    This is REALLY creepy for me to think about…. Why? Because I used to do that as a kid. I wouldn’t wanna wake my parents up after having a nightmare because of that EXACT thing and I just went into their room, sat on the floor, and cried xD

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  • Commented on May 13, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Children always increase horror factor. Brava

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  • Commented on July 23, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Quite the interesting little story. I would have preferred a little more description to it, but as it is it’s still pretty good. The descriptions give just enough to see what’s going on, but also leave picturing the scene to the reader’s imagination. It’s hard to write super short things like this and still have a decent impact, so this’ll get a solid 7 or a possible 8 out of 10 from me~.

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  • Commented on October 7, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Scared me so bad. Add a picture maybe though?

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  • Commented on December 3, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Jesus Christ. That was fricked up.

    10/10, tapped into my reality because of how realistic the words flowed into my mind.

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  • Commented on February 11, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Boring and unsatisfying. 2/10

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  • Commented on May 25, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Good one! God, kids are creepy!

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  • Commented on June 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I don’t really get it

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  • Commented on June 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    OMG

    just make it longer and then maybe i will see to reading it again

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  • Commented on February 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I dont get it <(-.-<)

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  • Commented on April 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I’m not sure I get it.

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  • Commented on May 26, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I fond it very good but did not make any sense

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  • Commented on March 21, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Didnt Read Lol

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  • Commented on December 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Why was he scared? What if her mom just heard noise and woke up, LIKE A NORMAL HUMAN? Or maybe nature was calling. Or she was thirsty. -1/10

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