Finally, I’m home. After working a late night, I finally finished a project that my boss pushed on me. It was all worth it though, because I had a great day ahead of me. The part I was most excited for though, was seeing my son. I finally won the custody battle against my ex-wife, so now I actually get to see him. I fixed up my old spare bedroom for him, although it looked bland in all white. I figured we would have some spare time later and we could make any changes he wanted. I lumbered up the stairs, and when he finally heard I was here, he quickly called me into his room.
“Daddy, I can’t sleep, there’s a monster in the window!”
Monsters, huh, that’s original for a kid.
“Oh don’t worry about that, it’s just the tree’s branches blowing in the wind, see?”
I pointed and showed him the branch tapping against the window pane. He trusted me enough to calm himself down, and I kissed him good night. Finally, time for sleep, I could hardly even see straight at this point. I walked across the hallway, and collapsed into my bed. I had too much on my plate to be dealing with monsters. I had to go with him to school the next day to get him signed up in our district, I had to buy him school clothes, I couldn’t even think straight. That’s when I heard him calling again. Man, I love the kid and all, but I needed some sleep!
“Daddy, the monster is back again!” he shrieked.
I looked to the window: nope, nothing but the tree’s branches. I walked over, and to prove it to him, I opened the window and turned back to him.
“See, it’s nothing but the tree, I told you, now go to sleep, you’ve got school in the morning.”
He was still a little startled from what I could see, but what could I do, I was just too damn tired. Again, I fell into the comfort of my bed. Then I heard a cry, and I had just had enough.
“Fine, I’ll just sleep in your bed with you, if you see any monsters, just hold tight to me.”
I walked back into his room, pulled back his red blanket, and lay next to the kid.
While I lay, eyes closed, my mind started wandering. Didn’t I buy white sheets for the bed? I looked at my son’s slit neck and realized my mistake. That’s when I heard the monster, except it wasn’t tapping at the glass; it was the footsteps from the opened window. I couldn’t help but laugh, how didn’t I realize I had no trees in my yard?
47 Comments on 'Branches in the Wind'
It was ok, I didn’t think it was that scary, but that’s just me. Keep writing and try to improve.
I just reviewed this like 20 minutes ago.
Damn….I’m not sleeping tonight.
…… And that’s so creepy
I love it
the link is from a freaking crappypatsa site. wow. just wow.
Wow… Excellent story, just a bit short 4.6/5
The love for the kid shown in the first part doesn’t seem to match the feeling in the last part. I know some characters laugh out of helplessness but, if it was that, it didn’t get through.
Also, I think if he went to his kid after the cry, he should’ve felt the wet blood and not just have seen the redness of it.
Eh it was OK, not really all that creepy though.
The father seems to be all like, “Pfft, oh yea, there’s no trees in our backyard. Oh well. I’ll just let my family be under the hands of a monster.” He’s okay with it.
This is why I keep my window blinds closed all the time.
The dadss just like “Lol oops! Sorry!”
How did he not remember he didn’t have trees and did not fell the blood when his son was killed… But all that it’s 9/10 good work
I’ve learned that when your are near full sleep, some of your senses are turned off and your mind will not always work properly. So with this in mind, I can see how he didn’t recognize the redness as blood at first glance and how he didn’t remember that there were no trees in his yard.
;-; Oh.. *locks window* ..
Not very creepy, I can say that this is more of a light horror story, NOT a Creepypasta. It was not that creepy to me
Great story, if I were the dad I wouldn’t be laughing after my son died though…
He was just like… whoopsies
Kid: there’s a monster!
Me: what does he look like
Kid: he has no face and long fingers! Come save me!
Me and the dad in the story: lol nope
Finally, a super short creepypasta that’s actually creepy!
I want there to be like a laugh track at the end,it would be perfect
Wow, father’s just like: “well, sorry kid. Well, time to let the basement family up here!” (Sorry, I got that last bit from family guy)
No creepiness factor but a neat tiny mini pasta. I liked it. couldn’t help but think lol that’s life. No dad would not be like that
Hmmmm… Erlkonig, anyone? Pretty good pasta anyway
wow I love those creepy mindblow endings, good story longe time since I saw a short story with a good plot
*father sees dead son*
If I were in this situation, as the child, I would pull out a MP3 with the NOPE.avi remix, and give the finger to the monster as I do an Irish Tapdance while playing the NOPE.avi remix on loop.
Plz don’t judge me, I’m merely a man.
Sounds like an interpretation of the song “Erlkönig”
That really sucked and I can’t help. But be turned off by that type of dark humor… the fuck u mean u couldn’t help but laugh!? Kid should stayed with his mom! No wonder took this dad so long to get custody. Ffs 0/5 it wasn’t scary, creepy, or even startling… it was just evil.
His dad is like welp, this is normal around here! *Chuckling noise*
That dad is crazy. He sees his son is dead and laughs because he doesn’t have trees in his yard? 5/5
that was… disturbing. but the end was more funny then scary
That was a great pasta. I was impressed, due to the usually low quality of the shorter pastas, and had a great surprise ending. 10/10
great pasta .. short dark and simple
great story keep writing stuff like this
damn I bet was the ex-wife
I was actually tense through the second half of this. Really good and scary!
This story is more for laughs then creepy. But I really enjoyed it. The dads like, “Oh shit I’m dead!”
Slightly unrealistic response to having a monster in the room.
dad be like, da sheets! day ruined! %$#& you son! u ruined da sheets!
I have to windows in my room on both side of the room. I will never open them ever.
i liked the title most of all. i was hoping for something more with this story, but we all have those times or those days when something might not seem too good but really is, so i’ll say 1- 10 a 5 and a half.
8/10. Interesting. Nice but small twist at the end. “Wait, there’s no trees in my backyard” XD and creepy
I think it’s funny lolbut I give it a 5/5
The story would have made sense if he lay on his son’s bed and this happened: Once I lay on his bed, I pulled his red spotted blanket on me, and felt some type of liquid. And so on and so forth, oh well, nothing can be perfect this days.