Home Alone


You are home alone, and you hear on the news about the profile of a murderer who is on the loose. You look out the sliding glass doors to your backyard, and you notice a man standing out in the snow. He fits the profile of the murderer exactly, and he is smiling at you.

You gulp, picking up the phone to your right and dialing 911. You look back out the glass as you press the phone to your ear, and notice he is much closer to you now.

You then drop the phone in shock. There are no footprints in the snow.

It’s his reflection.

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  • Commented on May 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Hooooooollllyyy shiiiit.

    Short and fucking terrifying.

  • Commented on May 13, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Yup definitely made me say “what the FUCK”

  • Commented on May 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    … Sounds like me, but you know, no smiling.

  • Commented on June 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    then continue what i should be doing as a killer

  • Commented on June 26, 2013 at 12:39 am

    oh god

  • Commented on June 27, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Holy turtle piss, that’s freaky.
    A small and simple, yet bone-chilling pasta. Easy to remember, so I’ll probably use this as a scary campfire story! :3

  • Commented on August 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    This was amazing. I could just imagine that feeling, frozen with fear, not knowing whether to turn around or not.

  • Commented on September 14, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Short, scary and to the point.
    Remind me to NOT look out my window again anytime soon.
    Great Pasta

  • Sar
    Commented on September 18, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Ooooh nice! It’s awesome that you can make it so short, but still have a huge impact. That takes talent, son πŸ˜‰

  • Commented on September 27, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Not snowing, still watched at the window by reflex. Good thing I had the shutters down πŸ˜›

  • Commented on October 11, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Short and satisfying. πŸ˜€ But… I’m scared to look out my window anymore. ;_; WHY ME. lol

  • Commented on October 16, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Short, yet seriously scary. HELP.

  • Commented on November 11, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I was reading this at 11:44 P.M. in my room alone…thanks a lot! Liked it!!!

  • Commented on December 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    just shit myself

  • Commented on December 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I had to reread just in case I was wrong.
    JESUS that was terrifying.

  • Commented on January 4, 2014 at 4:25 am

    its snowing at my house… its okay i dont need to sleep anyway… let me just go grab my bat out of the closet

  • Commented on February 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

    omg, i should stop reading pasta’s in the night, i get terrified

  • Commented on February 6, 2014 at 4:15 am

    This is especially creepy considering my computer is right in front of a sliding glass door to the backyard and it’s winter…

  • Commented on February 8, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I’m near the sliding glass door to my back yard, there’s snow outside, and it’s night time.

  • Commented on February 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Shit man, short but sweet. Brilliant!

  • Commented on April 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    So I’m a murderer?! :b

  • Commented on May 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm


  • Commented on May 30, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Love this. Heard it before I think. But…. hat to say at this point your not really home “alone”

  • Commented on June 30, 2014 at 7:09 am

    holy shit the exact same thing happened to my best friends cousin only her cousin didn’t call 911 she ran to her nabore’s house then call ed 911

  • Commented on July 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I’m gonna be honest here,I thought it was gonna suck considering it was tiny.But its actually a really good pasta! I like the idea of fhe reflection and the suspense when you left it at that! Really good -w- b

  • Commented on July 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    the solution is to go super saiyan on his ass

  • Commented on August 26, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Home Alone! This is quite creepy! I got chills reading it.

  • Commented on December 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    kid you did a very good job on this one:)

  • CreepsMcShockley
    Commented on December 8, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Shorts like this are the BEST!!!!

  • NAtatie
    Commented on December 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    OMG so sccaare

  • Annalise
    Commented on December 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Damn if that shit happens to me ha I would still be frozen but tf people don’t care these days the don’t watch their backs all those bitches out there this shit could happen to you for messing with the fucking wrong guy so I suggest you find the right one

  • Kristina
    Commented on December 28, 2014 at 1:12 am

    This scared the crap out of me.

  • Commented on January 2, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Didn’t get it at first, then freaked out and checked my windows once I got it.

  • Commented on January 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    It would be better without the reader as the protagonist.

  • Commented on February 17, 2015 at 5:38 am

    From the view of the killer would be extraordinary. Though it would be hard to relate to a murderer. Bravo!

  • Commented on April 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Very good creepypasta i did read one just like yours

  • Commented on April 7, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    if that happened to me I would be skared

  • Commented on April 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    O_o wow

  • Commented on April 20, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Good, although a more precise title could be used, nice twist though.

  • Commented on April 30, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    i taste a finger nearby

  • Commented on May 12, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    that was one of the best short pastas ive read. its really short, but its amazing at the same time. thats hard to do. KUDOS!

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

    Oh my god! That was unexpected, quite a good little tale.

  • Commented on May 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    omg so scary! cx loved it!!! been a while till i actually got scared by a pasta in a WHILE!! thanks for the good story!!

  • A.nonMember
    Commented on July 14, 2015 at 2:23 am

    You’re “Home Alone”, so there’s only one person who’s reflection that could be… ( -_・)

  • Commented on August 4, 2015 at 5:03 am

    damn i would have shit my pants of fear 8-/

  • Commented on August 7, 2015 at 5:05 am

    I’m a writer myself, with five pastas so far. I’d like to say i specialize in micropastas like this one, and this is one damn good one. I DID NOT expect that ending. I live in Michigan, where it typically snows September-April, and this story is terrifying. Keep writing, mate!

  • Commented on August 12, 2015 at 10:09 am

    wow! this was some pasta the best tiny pasta i ever read.

  • Commented on September 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    That was exquisite paata, I loved the noodles and sauce.

  • hey
    Commented on October 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    That’s some tasty pasta.

  • Commented on November 6, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Could possibly be my favorite!

  • Commented on November 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Brief but powerful. Nicely done!

  • Commented on January 7, 2016 at 11:10 am


  • Commented on January 18, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I don’t really like small pastas but, this was AMAZING!

  • Kel
    Commented on February 21, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Nice dude, sent chills up my spine.

  • Commented on March 10, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    This one is a classic! The example of what a short pasta should be!

  • Commented on April 7, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I have to stop reading creepypastas when I’m home alone it’s not gonna end well .-.

  • Cileun
    Commented on April 17, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Well, I have no sliding doors, it’s spring and I’d probably grab a knife and run towards him. So, yeah. Run killer run!

    Side note I think he was smiling because the character was being stupid because they thought he was outside.

  • Commented on May 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    i laughed so hard at this πŸ™‚

  • Danae
    Commented on June 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Wow. SOOOO creepy! Thank GOD I neither have a sliding glass door or live where there’s snow. That one won’t leave me for a while….

  • Commented on June 21, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    THAT was disappointing.

  • Commented on September 28, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    i think i just pooped myself….

  • Commented on October 5, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    OMG Hollyshit I froze for a good few seconds when I read the end!

  • Commented on October 18, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    If I was actually there, I would have back-kicked him in the knees and would have started applying my Karate techniques.

  • Commented on October 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    was he the same person as “you” or was he behind them?
    btw this was awesome

  • Commented on October 31, 2016 at 12:07 am

    I just looked out my window, just to be sure…
    My heart jumped at the ending, like that moment when you realize ur parents found out you did something really wrong kind of jump.

  • Anonymous
    Commented on November 8, 2016 at 6:28 am

    But if you can see the killer’s reflection, who’s behind you, wouldn’t you be able to see your own reflection in front of him? That’s why I initially thought that the protagonist was scared because he realised he was the killer on the loose…needless to say i was confused before reading the comments.

  • Commented on December 29, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Good thing there’s no snow where I come from. Great scary read!

  • Commented on January 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Really good!! =0

  • Commented on February 7, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I personally think that this can be read 2 ways. Either the replection is the murderer standing in his house already or the murderer is himself, his own reflection,maybe a split personality and not recognizing himself at first

  • Commented on February 16, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    i am sory , i did not like it. I LOVED IT

  • Commented on February 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Hate to be that negative, overly strict critic, but how does he not recognize his own reflection?

  • Commented on April 29, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    very creepy!

  • Commented on May 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    *Que dramatic slasher music.*

  • Lisa Argon
    Commented on June 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Disappointed, I saw that coming from a mile away. Why.

  • Clara
    Commented on July 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    My god! You have my compliments. It was one of the best stories I’ve read here.

  • Commented on August 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I stay home alone a lot. thank god it doesn’t snow where I live!

  • Commented on October 19, 2017 at 9:54 am

    At first I was thinking, oh yes, I know how this is going to go, predictable. But then the ending came, I love it!

  • Commented on December 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    this was my favorite pasta for the longest time, but rereading it now, one thing bothers me. Spoiler : why did you feel the need to say it was a reflection, the build up was so good and that soul crushing reveal would have been perfect if you just had left it at footsteps. like do you think we won’t be able to figure it out? Spoiler either way, still a great pasta! I give you a 4.5/5

  • Commented on December 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    this was my favorite pasta for the longest time, but rereading it now, one thing bothers me. why did you feel the need to say it was a reflection, the build up was so good and that soul crushing reveal would have been perfect if you just had left it at footsteps. like do you think we won’t be able to figure it out? either way, still a great pasta! I give you a 4.5/5

  • wesliexflowers
    Commented on February 21, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Umm for me it’s snowing.. SH-

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