The Forgotten Vending Machine


There is a village somewhere in England that has not been inhabited for over twenty years. It has long since been forgotten off of most maps, and only has one road in and out of it. If you manage to find it, it will seem a peaceful enough place, the derelict buildings being overgrown and nature taking back the land for herself.

However, somewhere within the village is a vending machine which still has power. It will still have its original look and sell ordinary brands of drink (though with 20 year old packaging). The one at the bottom will be marked “E.” Pay only in 10p pieces to buy this drink.

Before drinking the mysterious beverage, peer inside the can to check its color. Do not try to pour some out. It will refuse to leave the can despite any vigorous shaking you may attempt. If it is green in color, drink heartily, as it will give you an unnaturally long lifespan and good luck in everything you do.

If it is red, however, drinking it will spread a horrific pestilence over you, claiming one of your senses every ten years after the date that you first imbibed.

Original Author: Inunah

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  • Commented on November 5, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I feel like I have read this before. … But suspicions aside, I do not like this pasta, to be blunt. It isn’t scary or creepy or anything like that. It just tells you that something good will happen, or something bad will happen. So what?

    I do, however, think that this is well written grammar wise.

  • Commented on November 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Good pasta I will recommend it to friends

  • Commented on November 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    it is a creepy pasta i have seen on youtube
    it is actuly not that bad

  • Commented on December 31, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Or you could just not buy the soda. Oh no! 10p saved!

    How the Hell are you supposed to drink it if it won’t come out of the can? Or even deduce what color it is?

    The vending machine “will have” it’s original look? Or it “does” have its original look? Passive voice makes it sound like the machine isn’t there yet, but you promise you’ll make it someday.

    This story is boring. Sorry.

  • Commented on April 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    its not even good how did it make it past reviews?

  • Commented on April 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I very much like the first paragraph but the rest is just silly

  • A6458O
    Commented on June 3, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    i sure do love drinks not obeying the laws of gravity

  • Commented on October 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    It’s ok

  • Commented on October 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    How do you know a soda’s color if it’s inside a can, which basically a little dark if you don’t have enough light? This story has many holes and the first line of the first sentence gave it up, like, ‘somewhere in England’. Dude, just give us a specific place so your pasta won’t be as boring as when you read that line first and foremost.

  • Commented on November 13, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Wow, I would not call that scary 2/5 sorry to whoever wrote it

  • Commented on December 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    It is an ok pasta ,but how is it a ritual ,and I don’t understand the last part.

  • Commented on January 25, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Those liquids are basically saying: Fuck physics!

  • Commented on February 24, 2016 at 3:53 am

    This has much potential. Its only downfall is being so short; if it was longer, there would have been more buildup, making it scarier. You could also give this a story as opposed to just instructions for a ritual.

  • Commented on April 8, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    It’s ok even though it’s not that creepy but something is something.

  • Commented on September 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Hey can I narrate your story for my YouTube channel?

  • Commented on September 19, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    What if….hear me out here…Just what if, you use a straw…..wait for it… get the drink out and then hold it and take the straw out to see the color of the drink? Science is fun

  • Commented on November 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    R.I.P those whom drunk the drinks •-•

  • Commented on July 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I could really use that green stuff right now. My parents can barely pay the rent so I have no idea how I’m gonna pay off my college debt.

  • Commented on January 4, 2018 at 6:16 pm


  • Hayli Anderson
    Commented on March 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    What? Just… what?

  • Commented on July 10, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    jeez everyone is so picky
    this is an awesome little short – i would love to hear a more elaborate version of the vending machine because i do really like the creepiness of the idea.

    AND if you cant see what color a drink is when you look at it in the can, thats your own problem … and also when he said ‘WILL HAVE’ he was saying it in the way that WHEN you go it WILL have. ‘when you go it does have its orginal look’ sounds weird and matter of factly instead of just a regular statement.

  • Commented on October 30, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    i found it interesting that there would still be a vending machine that works there and liquid does not defy gravity so i am sceptical that this is even real.

  • Commented on November 2, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    It’s more of an idea for a story rather than, you know, a story.

  • Mariah
    Commented on November 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    you all suck this short story was amazing and i really enjoyed it

  • Cooldude1545
    Commented on February 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    it’s short and straight to the point Though I would like more of a buildup p.s where is this machine I NEED it

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