Delete

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It started with my friend in Japan. He was a hacker and pirate and always left his computer on, along with AIM and MSN. When he logged out on both, I assumed his computer finally died from overload. It was then I noticed all his posts on our favorite sites were gone. All his accounts, all his videos, all his comments.

Sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself. My name is Nathan and I’m a shut-in. Agoraphobia. I live in North Carolina and I program for a living. My sister does the shopping for me and I live in a basement. No windows. That might very well be the only thing that’s keeping me safe.

I woke up a month ago, at 3 AM and sat down at my desk, ready to work a bit but mostly chat. That’s when I noticed KaosSrida was gone. I don’t know his real name so don’t bother asking. Besides some spelling issues, he was a fairly good English speaker and I enjoyed talking to him. He also knew everything about computers, stuff I could never imagine possible.

That’s why I wasn’t worried. It was well within his expertise to hack into sites and delete his own posts. I assumed he had gotten sick of the internet. He’d been complaining about it for years.

I tried discussing his disappearance with a mutual friend. He seemed confused, like he was forgetting who Kaos was. This friend was really old. I worried about his mental health. I decided to let it go and talk about sports a bit.

By this time, three or four people had stopped logging on. Not the most unusual thing in the world. People got busy sometimes or just didn’t feel like talking. Only, their posts disappeared as well.

Now, it had been a couple of days since Kaos went missing. And I was getting fairly freaked out so I turned off the computer and watched TV for a while.

That’s when shit got scary.

One of the news anchors was gone. The other would sometimes look to the spot her patner should be and look confused for a while, only to return to speaking as usual. A local show called Three Sisters or something, was now Two Sisters. And yes, the third sister was gone. As with the news, sometimes there would be times where the third sister was important and for a moment they seemed to remember. But then they just kept acting. A cooking show just showed the studio, with no host.

I am a rational man and I was quick to rationalize everything. The news anchor wasn’t used to working alone while her partner was sick and the show with the sisters was part of a plot, I wouldn’t know, I didn’t watch it. The cooking show was harder to explain. Perhaps they left the camera running while they had to leave for some reason, and the network guys didn’t notice.

I had calmed myself and decided to watch something else. I got a TV guide my sister had gotten me and flipped through it. That’s when I noticed the freakiest thing yet. The Two Stooges. I stared blankly at the name, squished between an old britcom and one of those shows about how good the fifties were.

It was soon to start so I flipped over to the channel. Sure enough, the title screen said The Two Stooges. Surely, this was some joke or a rip off.

But no. It started as I remembered it. Only with a stooge less.

I freaked out and turned off the TV.

So here I am. It’s been a month and around a hundred people are missing that I know of. My sister is gone as well. I’m posting this in every site I can, hopefully reaching as many people as I can. If you can notice the people missing as well, my name is Nate Creek and I live in a small town in North Carolina, pleas e PM me as soon as possible.

“Hey Bob. Bob, help me out here.”

The man stared at the computer screen, furrowing his eyebrows.

“What do want, Jim?”

Bob walked over to him, a bored look on his face.

“One of the AIs has a glitch.”

“How so?”

“I deleted several other AIs and an entertainment pack so I could install the new versions but this AI didn’t delete its memories and is panicking. I thought it was the lack of a support AI because I deleted the sister file as well, but the memory logs show it started much sooner. He’s been at his computer for hours.”

“What’s he doing? Working? Creative writing?”

“Autobiographical-diary, it says. I thought we didn’t install that module on this one.”

“It’s probably a glitch of some sort. Just delete and do a clean install with the others.”

Jim sighed.

“I kinda liked this one.”

“It’s just a program Jim. It’s not like it’s sentient.”

Jim watched the visual representation of Nate_Creek_5 type furiously.

“I guess you’re right, Bob.”

Jim right clicked the AI and choose delete.

Original Author: Fire

38 Comments on 'Delete'

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  • Commented on March 3, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Please don’t delete me! I have a wife, and kids, and pets!

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  • Commented on August 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    That was a twist… There should really be others like this.

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  • Commented on October 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    So does this mean that paranormal activity are “ghosts in the machine”?

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  • Commented on November 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    To the people that are confused;

    The story starts in the perspective of Nate Creek, a tech nerd with lots of friends.
    He notices that his friends and family start going missing, one by one. He finishes his call for help, and the scene switches to two new guys.

    In the end, it turns out that Nate was a computer AI (Artificial Intelligence).

    He was a computer file basically.

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  • Commented on September 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I liked it, and the ending was great but, I think the beginning could use some work, it just seems a little to direct. I think if it was in blog-post forum, a little like that, it would add to the affect. 🙂

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  • Raven
    Commented on October 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    uhh… My mind went.. “WHAT THE FUCK?!” Duude. That. was awesome. Serious mind fuck.

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  • Commented on December 30, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    wait….rewind…..what happened?

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  • Commented on June 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I liked this one. It did not demonstrate the resolution as clearly as expected, but that did not completely change my opinion on this pasta.

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  • Commented on December 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    O_O whoa. i did NOT see that coming.

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  • Commented on April 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    It ended really well, a little more development of the beginning and this would be an even better pasta. Great job.

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  • Commented on August 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Really cool, there should be more creepy pastas like this!

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  • O)_(O
    Commented on October 10, 2015 at 3:53 am

    I like how it’s open to the reader’s interpretation. Are they the AIs we’re controlling, or are we all AIs? 7.5/10

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  • Commented on December 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I have read other creepypastas with people going missing. But the way this one twists creating an entirely new concept is just too good.

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  • Commented on March 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    i dont get the end….is there a second part coming soon? i just dont get it!

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  • Commented on July 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    0___0………………………………………………………… now i hate hackers

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  • Commented on September 10, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    That was a very tasty pasta!

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  • Commented on June 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    It was irking and satisfying five stars

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  • Bebe
    Commented on July 17, 2015 at 4:15 am

    LOVED IT! 5 stars for you friend!

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  • animegurl
    Commented on October 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    that was a complete shock what happened

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  • Commented on July 29, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Creepy one, hey i made a reading video about this one check it out if you want : http://bit.ly/2aEATPf

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  • Commented on April 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    That a mind fuck

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  • Commented on June 13, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Wowww

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  • Commented on June 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I never knew of this Creepypasta. Now i do!

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  • Commented on January 26, 2015 at 1:40 am

    This one was pretty cool

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  • Commented on February 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    The guy who’s name is stop asking is using improper english more than what I allow, I have seen him at a different story and he says the same thing so just stop

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  • FluffyCay
    Commented on March 11, 2015 at 2:46 am

    I loved it. I thought it was gonna be borring but it wasnt! 🙂

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  • Commented on August 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Nice twist! Didn’t see that coming!

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  • Commented on March 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Classic. 9/10.

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  • Commented on May 25, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Did not expect the ending at all, nice job! 5/5

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  • Commented on July 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    No! Please don’t delete me! I have a pet named Steve I need to take care of!

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  • Commented on August 30, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Nice read. I love it

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  • Commented on November 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    omg thats some creepy-ass shit

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  • Commented on September 5, 2015 at 3:38 am

    i’m so confused but i get it at the same time

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  • Commented on May 23, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Amazing.

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  • Commented on January 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Can someone explain thus, im a bit confused, i do not get it!

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  • Commented on April 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Not creepy, but 2/5 for the story telling.

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  • Commented on February 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    It was barely creepy 🙁

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  • Commented on December 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    did he died

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