The Girl in the Photograph


One school day, a boy named Tom was sitting in class and doing math. It was six more minutes until school let out. As he was doing his homework, something caught his eye.

His desk was next to the window, and he turned and looked to the grass outside. It looked like a picture. When school was over, he ran to the spot where he saw it. He ran fast so that no one else could grab it.

He picked it up and smiled. It had a picture of the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. She had a dress with tights on and red shoes, and her hand was formed into a peace sign.

She was so beautiful he wanted to meet her, so he ran all over the school and asked everyone if they knew her or have ever seen her before. But everyone he asked said “No.” He was devastated.

When he was home, he asked his older sister if she knew the girl, but unfortunately she also said “No.” It was very late, so Tom walked up the stairs, placed the picture on his bedside table and went to sleep.

In the middle of the night Tom was awakened by a tap on his window. It was like a nail tapping. He got scared. After the tapping he heard a giggle. He saw a shadow near his window, so he got out of his bed, walked toward his window, opened it up and followed the giggling. By the time he reached it, it was gone.

The next day again he asked his neighbors if they knew her. Everybody said, “Sorry, no.” When his mother came home he even asked her if she knew her. She said “No.” He went to his room, placed the picture on his desk and fell asleep.

Once again he was awakened by a tapping. He took the picture and followed the giggling. He walked across the road, when he was suddenly hit by a car. He died instantly, picture in hand.

The driver got out of the car and tried to help him, but it was too late. He saw the picture and picked it up.

He saw a cute girl holding up three fingers.

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  • Commented on May 17, 2013 at 8:50 am


  • Commented on May 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

    this was true

  • Commented on May 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Wow, this is a really good concept, I’m so used to hearing of monsters counting the deaths they cause like Mr.Widemouth, but a picture? Now that’s what I call original 😀

  • Commented on May 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I just died inside :’c THAT BITCH!!!

  • Commented on June 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    This is a really good concept- very original.
    My only problem is why he found the need to get the picture.

    I guess it can be put down to supernatural baiting…

  • Commented on September 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Very easy way to end this, burn the pic burn the girl. Simple as that, KILL ALL EVIL WITH FIRE.(except a cosby sweater wearing asshole drown him)

  • Commented on December 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    wow, nice! probably my favorite story about attempted (and successful) killings (that sounds weird) since Mr. Widemouth.

  • Commented on January 5, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I do recall from long ago, a companion of mine telling me such a vivid and wild tale… Oh, did those majestic orbs of thyn glisten with demonic glee as the plastic tome thee doth passed to… me. I read! And approved… Struck dumbeth at the marvels of creation before I me saw… AND SO…!
    I must proceed to jump to these conclusions three:

    #1 The world of t’ interwebz is a minuscule plaice, I see the light and this indeed be thy story… eth. In which case thy should calleth me immediately or at an appropriate hour, ‘cos baby I misseth you.

    2# They lied, I have the wrong persons cat and I am incredibly, most ashamedly embarrassed at my irreverent behaviour…

    #3 Cool story bro! Seriously though, nice plot development and twist. Reading was like stumbling into a cold wall, cannot believe I missed the red herring. Almost feel bad for sullying the page with a ridiculous and potentially annoying comment.

    P.S. He-man is dead.

    p.s.s. you had me at math.

  • Commented on January 14, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Look at this photograph. Evey time I do it makes me…. DIE!

  • Commented on January 17, 2014 at 3:30 am

    This is nice, I guess.
    Creeped me out a bit, but it was nice….
    And creepy. 🙂

  • Commented on March 30, 2014 at 12:39 am


  • Commented on June 12, 2014 at 3:12 am

    I’m not sure if it was intended but what creeped me out about this was the feeling that the image of the girl has actually been alive all along. The moment I read the last three lines, the idea came up that the girl has been staring back and observing the boy until the moment he died. (And I actually was imagining a picture of a smiling girl.)

  • Commented on November 5, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    *clap* *clap* *clap*

  • Commented on December 9, 2014 at 4:14 am

    nice story

  • Commented on April 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    The end was a jaw dropper

  • Commented on April 19, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Interesting idea. I enjoyed it. Nice!

  • Commented on June 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    awesome got me thinking at the start why was she doing a peace sign but when it got to the end i got the shivers

  • Commented on July 27, 2015 at 1:52 am

    what a great story im hoping for a part 2

  • Commented on August 31, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    umm … i have the picture with me but she’s holding up 4 fingers….HELP

  • Commented on September 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    nice loved it

  • Commented on October 12, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I love the concept of this story but there could have been more dialogue and dragged a but farther. You could have went into a little more depth but the story is good none the less.

  • Commented on October 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    -goes to another page- -.-

  • gwen
    Commented on November 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    i think the person who picks the picture up is prob going o die next

  • Commented on January 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Wow that surprised me!

  • Commented on January 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    DUDE, Freabear, R U SERIOUS?!

  • Brayan Eduard
    Commented on March 19, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Hi guys,

    This is my version about “the girl in the photograph”. It’s a brazilian movie adaption.


  • Commented on April 1, 2016 at 12:25 am

    This story had me feeling so many emotions. There was anticipation of what’s to come, disappointment when it came, and laughter at the end! Well done.

  • Commented on May 19, 2016 at 1:26 am

    I thought I knew what was going on, but that was awesome!

  • Commented on May 19, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Love it, It would be funny if she held up the middle finger though! XD

  • Commented on July 1, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I completely loved this!
    YES! God this pasta tasted good! I just think it would be better with a little bit more spice. (Details)

  • Commented on July 6, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Who else came here from MostAmazingTop10

  • Commented on July 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Great story! It has an eerie feel to it and I feel it’s a great and original idea.

  • SxC_KinG
    Commented on August 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Nice CP…..

  • Commented on October 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    *great round of applause*

  • Commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Love the twist at the end!!

  • kaleigh
    Commented on November 10, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I need to do this when I’m a ghost. Just counting the deaths I cause.

  • Commented on December 20, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Oh, ok. This reminds me of Smile dog. But I like Smile dog and I liked this creepy pasta. It’s nice that more people like the ” pics are creepy and nobody wants dog pics or cute girl pics.” It feels much better I hope that anyone from voe, my school that like me to read this.

  • Commented on December 20, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Oh, and I give this story a 8/10. Why I did not give the story a 10/10 is she did not just kill him and why the three fingers did she kill three people? I’m so sorry. Midnight out!!! p.s. so far this is the best creepy pasta. I’d tell it to my friend but she doesn’t know what a creepy pasta.

  • Commented on January 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    omg what a delicous pasta *licks fingers* heh

  • Kaveh
    Commented on May 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Dude i translated your story as my essay. Hope you dont mind.

    Commented on May 30, 2017 at 10:43 pm


  • Commented on July 1, 2017 at 2:26 am

    holy shit that was so dark 5/5

  • Commented on July 1, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Decent idea, could have used a little more descriptive wording but otherwise nice. Wasn’t what I expected, and was short and sweet. Dig the end twist.

  • Commented on July 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Very good! its a very interesting concept and the writing was perfect!

  • Commented on November 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    so basically the entire story is this kid is dreaming about some chick and then gets hit by a car and dies and theres also this photograph

  • Commented on January 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Loved it just don’t get why 3 fingers

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