We Danced


Footsteps aren’t an uncommon thing to hear when you’re sitting in a basement, so I think nothing of it when I hear quiet thuds coming from my upstairs hallway. I just assume it’s my brother, and continue doing whatever pointless little thing I was doing at the time. They go on for another couple minutes, and I’m starting to get pissed off. They keep getting louder and louder and I sigh, wondering what the hell my brother’s doing this late at night. I sit there, because it’s impossible to focus with the racket. I mean, it sounds like someone’s power walking all over my main floor.

I sit there and listen as the thumps get faster and wilder. They just keep moving, almost starting to form a rhythm. They move even faster and get even wilder and they’re thumping all over my main floor. I realize that whatever this is, it can’t be human. No human can move like that.

“What the fuck?!” I finally yell. After that, all the noises stop. Everything is quiet for a moment, and then I hear calm, slow footsteps moving to my basement door. The door is pushed open, and the footsteps stop again. I listen to my breathing for the next three minutes, then sigh, thinking it’s over. Turns out something else was listening, too. Suddenly I hear it thudding down the stairs, and I knock my chair over in my haste to stand up. I start to run towards the nearest closet, just in time to see a grotesque, hairless, four-legged creature, dancing towards me, tapping it’s swollen feet in an intoxicating rhythm. I dive into the closet and slam the door shut. There’s a half-second pause and then I hear that same rhythm on the door.

It just keeps going and going with no pause, no rests, no relief. He’s been at it for hours now, and I find myself tapping my fingers along with his song. But then, just as suddenly as it began, it ends. I wait for a few moments, then look out. He’s gone. I flip on a light and fall into a chair. It’s safe. I relax and think for a few moments. But then I notice my foot tapping. Maybe this song isn’t so bad, I almost like it enough to dance to it. So I drop down on my hands and feet, and I start.

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  • Commented on April 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    A true classic. It is written in a very unique way.

  • Commented on May 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Whaaaaaaaaaaat??? So the thing is like…a werewolf…but it turns you into…by dancing…

  • Commented on May 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

    made me do a poo.

  • Commented on May 18, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Read this before, but it always creeps me out. Great pasta!

  • Commented on May 19, 2013 at 7:04 am


  • Commented on January 21, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    “I feel like dancing. dancing. dance the night away” I found it a bit silly yet still oddly creepy as this song played on my sisters stereo from the other room.

  • Commented on September 15, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I like this, very clever

  • Commented on October 29, 2014 at 1:31 am

    One of my favorites!

  • Commented on December 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind…

  • Commented on December 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I loved this, it’s short and simple with an original and well written plot

  • PlagueWolf
    Commented on December 13, 2014 at 6:36 am

    You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen.
    Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine!
    You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life!

  • Commented on February 17, 2015 at 7:17 am

    When I first read the title, I felt like dancing. Now, I don’t want to dance anymore.

  • Commented on April 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Slightly humorous but nevertheless cleverly creepy.

  • Commented on April 30, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Oh my God that was creepy OnO was the thing her brother or just a creature wandering around? Either way it’s pretty terrifying.

  • Commented on May 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Its not a dance.

  • Commented on May 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I really like this one. It’s really creepy! But then I imagined him dancing to Uptown Funk and it killed the scary mood! XD

  • Commented on June 8, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    It’s pretty creepy. I don’t understand what happened at the end, though. I can’t help but wonder…

  • Commented on August 11, 2015 at 5:52 am

    I like the idea of a demonic influence through music, very intriguing.

  • Commented on August 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    You decided to dance with the devil now you’ll lose your mind to the enchanting beat of Satan’s heart bum,bum,bum dadi da

  • Commented on August 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight.
    Don’t you dare look at him in the eye, as we dance with the devil tonight

  • Commented on September 9, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Not all that creepy but entertaining

  • Pinetree's Revenge
    Commented on October 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    calmz0mbie! I was going to post that comment! I’m going to post it anyway.

    “We can dance if we want to, we can leave our friends behind” S.A.F.T.Y D.A.N.C.E!

  • Commented on May 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    It’s a creepy story, I like it.

  • Commented on June 6, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Awesome pasta! But I don’t really understand why it’s tagged as a ‘Madness’ pasta…


  • Commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    …a grotesque, hairless, four-legged creature, dancing towards me, tapping it’s swollen feet in an intoxicating rhythm” – It was another human who fell victim to “it”. Apparently, “grotesque” because it had a crazed insane look on its face, hairless because it was really old, and swollen feet because it had been tapping its feet for a really long time.

  • Commented on November 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Feels very creepy when you get to the last line These comments are funny too!

  • Commented on January 31, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    This is an amazing pasta. It gave me chills and it was very creative. Keep up the good work.

  • Commented on February 6, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Gosh, that thoroughly spooked me! Quite chilling, luckily the comments are funny and helped calm the fear. Great story

  • Commented on February 27, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    oh now the idea of dancing creep me out .. cool simple pasta

  • Commented on April 24, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    So a dancing monster

  • Sirrmo
    Commented on January 22, 2018 at 10:25 am

    …. and we danced, and we cried, and we laughed, and had a really really really good time

  • Commented on January 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    “What the fuck?!”

  • Commented on April 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Not that creepy, weird way to end it, but it was ok, a bit average. 6/10

  • endodz
    Commented on May 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Does anyone have any idea on who wrote this?

  • Commented on May 31, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Well, this is a good one.
    The fact that the storyteller became another victim of the devilish rhytm is the part that gives you chills. And the circle goes on. Good pasta.

  • Commented on February 21, 2021 at 12:58 am

    i like this one! (also first comment in 3 years lol). would def rate it if i could

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