Irrational Fear


Everyone has the same fear at some point in their life. They think its waiting for them. Some people think it’s stupid and not real. But some people aren’t unfortunate enough to be a victim to its lingering attack.

The thought of it to those who haven’t been targeted is senseless; the thought of someone turning off the light and sprinting up to the first floor in attempt to escape only from their paranoid thoughts? The thought of something or someone chasing you up the stairs, and the only shield these deluded people have is the shield of light when they get to extremely bright room?

I will always remember that horrible night. Thinking I was running only from a thought. The feeling that someone is chasing you up a staircase surrounded by darkness is one thing, but to be hunted, surrounded in total darkness and be dragged back down into the abyss is another.

All I can remember is the room I was plunged into after being dragged down what seemed like never ending steps. The smell of fresh blood, and the sick aroma of decaying flesh filled my lungs. Seeing things were difficult, the room was almost pitch black. After waiting for my eyes to adapt to the darkness, the first and last thing I saw was writing on the wall which I could only assume was written in blood. “Don’t you wish you could run faster?” No sooner had I examined that crazy statement, the only thing I remember from that night was it sprinting towards me.

I will never go up a staircase in the dark again.

Original Author: callum fellowes

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  • Commented on February 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    YES! I always feel like something is chasing me up the stairs in the dark… never going up the stairs in the dark thanks to you. Haha! Good creepy pasta though

  • Commented on February 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    This was an amazing pasta…except for the end. You died? How would you write this story if you died? If you were to have a character die then you should write a story about another person.

  • .
    Commented on February 12, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    @MinerGirl1212: that wouldn’t make sense. another person wouldn’t know what happened. if nobody who was supposed to have died or had something horrible happen to them ever told the story – which everyone reads knowing it’s not true to begin with – there would be a LOT fewer pastas around.

  • Commented on May 31, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I guess that being chased up the stairs has led down a dark path…… To the cellar!!

  • Glory
    Commented on August 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    ive tripped going up dark stairs.. it was pitch black plus i was on a haunted road.. that’s where the house is at.. thanks for scaring me again

  • Commented on September 25, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Not a spine chiller.

  • Commented on October 9, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I think this pasta would have benefited from some elaboration and good old fashioned story telling. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE short pastas, but with this story I would have like more detail about the incident.

  • Commented on October 17, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Great. I am downstairs ready this Pasta and my room is upstairs… The light switch for the stairs is at the bottom, now I have to think about this as I run, terrified to my room.. Ugh

  • Commented on February 9, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    What ran at you in the end?

  • Commented on April 3, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Hah! In my house, from the basement to the ground floor, the light switch is at the ground floor and from the ground floor to the upstairs, there is a light switch at the bottom and the top of the staircase xD rekt

  • Nathan
    Commented on January 15, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Exactly why I don’t have a basement

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