I Must Type This Sentence


I must type this sentence to keep the monsters away. I don’t know why this works, but it does. The faster I type, the further away they are. Sometimes, I think I might be able to type fast enough to make them go away. Yet, if I stop for only a moment they will return.

I must type this sentence to keep the monsters away. If I knew why they targeted me, it might be worth some comfort. It would at least let me know what my fade would be when I tire. Will I be eaten? Am I to be tormented? Will they simply kill me? Just knowing what was to come next would be enough.

I must type this sentence to keep the monsters away. I can see them. They wait in the hallway. Their large bestial bodies hunched over, as if they are ready to pounce. Yet their faces, Christ … their faces, have a placid calm. They are in no hurry.

I must type this sentence to keep the monsters away. For some reason, my eyes can’t focus directly on them. I almost mistook the first one for a smudge on my glasses. Yet, Smudges don’t move. And, smudges don’t have fangs.

I must type this sentence in order to keep the monsters away. Can anyone else see them? You will know it if you have. Part of me hopes I’m not the only one who can see them. At least then I would not be alone.

I must type this sentence to keep the monsters away. Oh, god it’s been almost a week. The cramp in my left hand stopped over a day ago; I just can’t feel it anymore. Considering the blood on my keyboard, numbness is probably preferable.

Can anyone help me? I must type this sentence to keep the monsters away. If you see them, start typing as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter what device you use, just type these words. Or maybe don’t, because if you do you will become a prisoner like myself.

I must type this sentence to keep the monsters away …

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  • Commented on December 25, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Sheesh, creepy. 9/10

  • Commented on January 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    ummm ive seen the monsters

  • Commented on January 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Well written and I like the concept; 7/10 🙂

  • Commented on February 5, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Would be a little better with having the ending just stop instead of ellipse off the ‘page’, otherwise not bad

  • Commented on February 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Decent. I like the concept. Could definitely be taken farther into a chapter story. 7/10

  • Commented on May 12, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    it was very good but in the fifth paragraph you say “in order to” but you don’t use it in any other paragraphs

  • Commented on May 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I nice concept without a doubt but if there was only more detail. If you chose to make the person stop typing that would be quite interesting as well. Overall, not bad but the main idea could use a little bit more of supporting details. Just for suspense really.

  • Commented on May 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    A nice concept*. I should have revised.

  • Commented on June 30, 2014 at 7:18 am

    nice not that creepy but still a very good pasta 🙂 😀

  • Commented on July 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Is It ok If I Upload It To The CreepyPasta Wiki. If You let Me Upload it all credit goes to you.

  • Commented on July 28, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    omg i love i love now i must type this sentence

  • Commented on August 19, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    This was a nice creepy concept I like it

  • Commented on September 18, 2014 at 11:40 am

    for some reason, this disturbs me on a deep emotional level.

  • Commented on October 30, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I would think that this would’ve been longer if you needed to type for them (the monsters) to keep the monsters away. However!!! this was neat 7/10 (-^.-)

  • Commented on January 5, 2015 at 3:29 am

    I really like your concept, it is inventive and engaging.

    The text is also very well written, makes you ask for more.

    But a couple of things that, in my opinion, would make the execution more effective (in terms of scaryness):
    1: why a week (instead of a night or an hour)? At that point in the text I asked myself what the protagonist was doing in between the sentences or if he’s is just a very, very slow writer.
    2: It is a bit short, at the point where the scary atmosphere is properly built up it just stops. I would have liked to get to know a bit more about how the situation developed etc.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

  • Commented on January 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Do you mean what your Fate* would be?

  • Commented on March 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Why would make it a week? Why not a day or something. It’s still a good pasta. Great Jo 😀

  • Mim
    Commented on April 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

    love it.
    except ive seen them.

  • Commented on May 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    It was good and innovative. Like Pico

  • Commented on May 18, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    [Pico] PICO

  • Commented on July 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm


    found this

  • Commented on July 15, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    i survived the game inspired by this pasta only for 1 minute and 46 seconds xD

  • Commented on September 27, 2015 at 8:04 am

    It was a great try, but didn’t really pull it off. A little more detail, and more depth

  • Commented on October 26, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Actually If you think about it. It doesnt matter if he keeps on typing because hes going to die any ways if theirs no way out than why type?

  • Commented on March 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Command C command V. Solved! 9/10

  • Commented on April 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I must type this sentence to keep my sisters away…

  • Victoriakoegler
    Commented on May 24, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Haha this was hilarious. JK. I thought it was a really good pasta, actually. The idea was very intriguing and unique. Keep writing!

  • Commented on August 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Great story! I can understand why it ended so soon. The author must have gotten tired, and, well… you know what happens when he stops typing 😉 Keep up the good work!

  • Commented on September 16, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Dang, i like it!
    Good Job! 🙂
    4/5 😀

  • Commented on September 30, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    This is interesting. Not the best pasta, but I like the idea. Wonderfully done.

  • Commented on October 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I must type this sentence to keep my little bro away

  • Commented on October 12, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I like the story but I feel like I’m missing something. What was the text.

  • Commented on October 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    It was a really good pasta except the fact that I must type this sentence…

  • Commented on October 25, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Man omg had to lock my door 8/10 freaky yet not too creepy

  • Mandi
    Commented on July 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Do I your permission to read this for a narration entry? It is the evil idol 2017 contest.

  • Commented on July 6, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    the fact that its like a poem ruined it 2/5

  • Commented on September 30, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Luv it! Keep up the good work!!

  • Commented on April 19, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    This one was ok and average, doesn’t really creep me out, and it feels like reading a poem(but if that’s what you were aiming for, great job). Just keep typing this sentence I guess, 6/10

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