I Don’t Sleep Much Anymore


I haven’t been sleeping much anymore. My two room apartment has a window right next to my bed. I’ve started to notice something odd about the people going by. Have you ever seen how video game characters don’t seem to walk? They just glide forward while doing a walking animation, like a reverse moonwalk. That’s what they do, they don’t tip forward with each step, and they keep their torsos completely straight and legs moving beneath them while drifting past my window.

The other thing I find weird about them is that all of them are very, very smartly dressed. All the women wear long victorian looking dresses with puffy, usually red or blue short sleeves. The men all wear tuxedos with pants that go very far up their torsos. Some of the older men have short black canes with metal balls on the top.

They walk by my window every day, about two per minute, their timing not changing when the sky goes dark.

There is still one thing I can’t quite figure out though.

I live on the sixteenth floor.

Original Author: Raizerback

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  • GILLY25
    Commented on February 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    i dont get it… Keep at it though.

  • rosetheepic
    Commented on February 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    oh i get it O.o

  • Commented on February 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Wow. The whole time I was just thinking “ok a haunted house” and then the end was like a slap in the face. Awesome.

  • Jahn
    Commented on February 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Would be good under the “mind-fuck” tag

  • Commented on February 19, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Really enjoyed this pasta. 4/5

  • Commented on February 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I really don’t get the sixteenth floor part?

  • Commented on February 20, 2015 at 10:13 pm


  • Commented on February 23, 2015 at 11:28 pm


  • Lord Pop
    Commented on February 28, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Some people don’t get this, it’s trying (from what I can see) to lead us into thinking it’s a weird street then. It says “I live on the sixteenth floor” meaning that the people walking past are all ghosts from the Victorian era it’s not that hard people>:( also great pasta makes tons of sense and is straight to the point 4.9/5 🙂

  • Commented on March 30, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Wow. wasn’t expecting the last part tho

  • Discopie
    Commented on May 4, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, that ending made me go; wait, what??

  • Plyskd
    Commented on June 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Mindfuckk. I cant even expect the last part. Haha i hope it can be longer. Really enjoyed thisss

  • Commented on June 18, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    That was nice, short and creepy! Loved it 10/10 breads.

  • Commented on August 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    at first i imagined a normal house with haunted backyard but at the end it was like a fear shock

  • HeyPeopleOfTheWorld
    Commented on October 14, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I kind of thought the end was clichéd

  • Creepy Tales 14143
    Commented on October 26, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I will upload a video telling your creepypasta, don’t worry I will post the Author and original story in the description.

  • Dt
    Commented on December 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Get out of that apartment.

  • xarwhoguessedtheplot
    Commented on December 29, 2015 at 12:15 am

    am i the only one who got this before he said about sixtenth floor

  • Commented on July 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I love it! Short, sweet and right to the point. I also like the mystery behind it! Great story.

  • Commented on September 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    16 century = 16th floor

  • Eminems
    Commented on October 28, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    It’s like the 2 second horror story, but longer. I love it. I thought it was going to be longer, but then it just stopped,leaving the rest to the audience to decide.

  • Commented on October 30, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    wouldnt it be creepier if they stopped in the middle of the window and stared at the narrator for a few seconds before turning and walking away?

  • Inimicus
    Commented on January 27, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Nice understated micropasta with an unsettling twist at the end, unfortunately it was spoiled by the illogical penultimate sentence, “There is still one thing I can’t quite figure out though.”. See, written that way it implies that the earlier noted incongruities about the pedestrians had been resolved, which they hadn’t. A simple change to ” There’s one other thing I can’t figure out either ” or something to that effect would fix that.

  • Commented on February 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I get it , they’re actually ghosts walking on air by his window

  • Commented on June 10, 2017 at 7:49 am

    That was fucking shit it was so. God damn horrible dayum u need to stop writing ur so fucking horrible at it

  • Commented on June 10, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    An almost perfect micropasta by any means .
    The only thing that gets me of the (pastatrain) in this one is is when you say :
    ”There is still one thing I can’t quite figure out though.”
    maybe you could say :
    There’s one other thing I can’t figure out either ” like Inimicus stated , or somthing else?

  • Commented on July 2, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Very cool… Love the twist. 10/10

  • Luis
    Commented on July 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    For a moment i thought HE was trapped with them on another realm without him realizing.

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  • Commented on July 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Nice, Its very intriguing

  • Commented on August 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm


  • Commented on September 23, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I loved this , I thought he was like a introverted gamer at first seeing the people “gliding across” then when he said the 16th floor part I was like oh he’s actually seeing ghosts

  • Commented on January 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Some Creepypastas are just better short and sweet than long and horrifying, and I think this is a perfect example of that. Good work, keep at it!

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