Upstairs

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When I was a child my family moved to a big old two-floor house, with big empty rooms and creaking floorboards. Both my parents worked so I was often alone when I came home from school. One early evening when I came home the house was still dark. I called out, “Mum?” and heard her sing song voice say “Yeeeeees?” from upstairs. I called her again as I climbed the stairs to see which room she was in, and again got the same “Yeeeeees?” reply.

We were decorating at the time, and I didn’t know my way around the maze of rooms but she was in one of the far ones, right down the hall. I felt uneasy, but I figured that was only natural so I rushed forward to see my mum, knowing that her presence would calm my fears, as a mother’s presence always does. Just as I reached for the handle of the door to let myself in to the room I heard the front door downstairs open and my mother call “Sweetie, are you home?” in a cheery voice. I jumped back, startled and ran down the stairs to her, but as I glanced back from the top of the stairs, the door to the room slowly opened a crack. For a brief moment, I saw something strange in there, and I don’t know what it was, but it was staring at me.

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  • Commented on April 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    It’s not like I was planning on going to sleep.

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  • Commented on April 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Haha, another classic. I believe this to be a variation of the “come to the kitchen sweetie” and in the same time the mom screams: “DON’T GO! I heard it too.”

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  • Commented on June 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Good pasta; I may never sleep again.

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  • CCS
    Commented on January 12, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Damnit, I meant to rate a 5, but accidentally rated a 4. My bad! This was well written and spoopy despite how short the story is.

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  • Commented on January 4, 2014 at 4:05 am

    this is why i have a bunch of pets and am always on the phone with someone when im home alone

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  • Commented on September 25, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Shiting bricks now.

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  • Commented on December 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Just throwing this out there because I saw a lot of comments saying that this was a duplicate of “Don’t go, I heard it too”: There are no new stories. There are only new ways to retell existing stories. Good vs. evil, good vs. good, evil vs. evil, good wins, bad wins, it has all been done before. Don’t get too bogged down in your own head because you power through these pastas and lose your respect for an author telling an old story in a new way.

    Furthermore, I didn’t think it was really that close to “Don’t go.” It has the same spook element and the character being mimicked is the mother, but the similarity really ends there. I thought it was a tasty little pasta, and I like it as much as I liked “Don’t go.” 🙂

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  • Commented on April 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Ha! I actually thought it was hilarious. I loved it dude. “Yeeeess?”

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  • Commented on September 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    f$%* THAT!

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  • Commented on December 15, 2015 at 2:46 am

    I loved it

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  • Commented on June 1, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    And as I looked closer, I saw it had ears and a tail. It bit down on a mangled object, I heard it again “yeeees?”

    I watched as my dog walked out of the room and dropped a doll I used to play with as a child. It had a button that, when pressed, makes the doll go “yeeees?”

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  • Commented on September 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    And that’s the story of why i’m in jail for arson…

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  • Commented on June 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    It was okay… Might make a young kid shiver if told right…

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  • Commented on November 17, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I live in a old two story house…and I’m alone. Great….10/10

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  • Commented on April 22, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    This would be much better if you didnt just copy a already existing pasta called “Don’t go, I heard it too”

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  • Commented on November 15, 2015 at 5:39 am

    it was a little short, but it got me good, so the job was done right 🙂

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  • Commented on November 19, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Cool oNE

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  • Commented on April 10, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Honestly the scariest thing to read since I’m usually the first one home for a couple of hours

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  • Commented on September 3, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Great pasta and well written.
    Thanks for the nightmare fuel
    9/10

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  • Commented on October 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    [I love cliff hangers but the one at the end of the story didn’t even qualify as one. It sounded like you just stopped at the middle of the story. Additionally, it was such a short pasta that it seemed as if it had no plot. Two sentences isn’t enough to make a good pasta.] 2/10

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  • Loenna
    Commented on April 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    This creepypasta has also been made into a game:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejBo9Nj-8iM

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  • Commented on April 22, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Not my favorite pasta, but good nevertheless.

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  • Commented on July 5, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Oh. Cry read this on Youtube. 🙂 It was very creepy when he read it. I love it!

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  • Commented on August 5, 2015 at 4:42 am

    It’s creepy but I like the story!

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  • Commented on November 29, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    i didn’t like this

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  • Commented on March 29, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Reminds me of that film… Mommy, is that you? In that creepy voice?

    Great pasta!!!!!

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  • Commented on April 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Feels like a duplicate of “don’t go I heard it too”.

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  • Commented on March 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    It was not as good as I thought it was. It might have been better if you added a little more but keep the cliffhanger.

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  • Commented on April 15, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    respect

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  • Commented on March 12, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I like it it left me at a cliff hanger hanger. I hate cliff hangers but this one was a nice one and it was creepy and calming at the same time

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