The Thing in the Window


That thing has been there for almost a week. The figure in the window. It looks featureless, only skin on a human frame, and it’s pressing itself against the glass somehow. I don’t know how it got there, and I don’t know how to get rid of it.

At first I thought it was a prank, a doll or mannequin that some jerks put there to scare me. But I realized as I walked out of my house to pull it away… it wasn’t there. I shrugged it off, thinking that someone had hidden it while I was talking through my door. But I went back in and looked out that same window, and it was looking in, staring at me. I walked aruond my house, yelling for whoever it was to come out, but no one was there. The thing is hairless and naked, and it didn’t look like it actually had eyes, or even a face at all. But its head is turned towards me when I enter the room. When I sit on my computer, I can feel its faceless hatred boring into my neck. But when I turn around, it’s innocently turned in a different direction.

Finally on Thursday I tried to open the window, but it’s stuck. I think the thing’s hands are keeping it down. But I got a good look at its face. Its eyes and mouth are behind the skin, pushing outward.

It stared at me, smiling.

Of course, I screamed.

I pulled back a fist and smashed it onto the glass, determined once and for all to get rid of the glaring monster. I know I’m strong enough. That glass should’ve cracked. But it didn’t. It shuddered under my hand, but it didn’t break. And that smile just got wider and wider and wider, until I thought its head would break in half. It raised its own hand and bashed the window with its palm. It was mocking me. But I saw the faintest crack begin to appear where it had hit, and I backed away. No way did I want that smile in the same room as me.

So I got a roll of duct tape, and I started covering the window. I couldn’t look directly at it; I nearly shit my pants just knowing it was watching me. But I couldn’t help it, I took a quick glance at the skin covered face. A small peek.

It was angry.

That grin was now a gaping frown full of teeth. The skin had ripped away from its mouth and I coul see down its cavernous throat. A menacing rumble started to fill the house, and that hairline crack began to spread like splintering ice. I pulled down the duct tape. The rumble stopped, the split skin healed over, and it began to smile again. Now it’s night, and the noise hasn’t started again. There are no sounds, no rumble, no crackling glass. Everything’s quiet now. I can feel its claws gripping the back of my chair. I can hear its skin stretching as it smiles.

It’s watching me type.

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  • Commented on April 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Well I must say this succeeded in creeping me the hell out :D!

  • Commented on May 1, 2013 at 2:58 am

    This was pretty creepy, well done.

  • Commented on May 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Pretty creepy…how did it get in? It broke the window?

  • Commented on May 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    creepy reminds me of a horror movie i saw once

  • Commented on May 27, 2013 at 8:07 am

    it reminds me of the things that were in FULL METAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD that were towards the end of the series

  • Commented on August 26, 2013 at 3:32 am


  • Commented on October 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Pretty creepy compliments to the author

  • Commented on February 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I remember reading this pasta last year, it screwed me up so badly.

  • Commented on February 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Compliments to the author, you succeeded in fucking me up so badly I had to close all the curtains in the house, well done 😀

  • Commented on February 26, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Dang man… That sent chills down my spine! Few of these have actually done that for me! Thanks!

  • Commented on April 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm


  • Commented on July 30, 2014 at 6:23 am

    I also like to live dangerously!

  • Commented on August 9, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Well done very creepy. Closing my curtains now.

  • Commented on August 18, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Never looking out the window ever again.

  • Commented on December 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    nice job

  • Commented on March 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    It’s you who has been following my friend… This is no made up story! This person is following my friend Chase! Stop!

  • Commented on March 5, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    10/10 well done, believe me, I’m that one guy.

  • Commented on April 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Whenever people talk about things always watching them it creeps the f out of me, so really good ending.

  • Murpisgonnakillu
    Commented on May 7, 2015 at 10:31 pm


  • Commented on August 25, 2015 at 12:46 am

    pls stop writing this stuff i am running around the house screaming whenever a bird taps on my window!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Commented on August 25, 2015 at 12:47 am

    otherwise … nice

  • Commented on September 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Time for curtians

  • joe
    Commented on September 25, 2015 at 1:56 am

    I’d just stare back at it after that happened.

  • Commented on October 27, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Ooh. Creepy and well done. I like that there’s enough left to the imagination to really scare the reader.

  • Commented on November 9, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    That was really good! I love these kinds of Pasta’s and it was definitely worth the read.

  • Commented on December 8, 2015 at 8:12 am

    I’ve been reading this pasta sooo many times and I can the whole story in my head. My mom says she’s gonna get a man to cosplay Rake and crawl up my window

  • Commented on May 15, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    This was great!

  • star lord
    Commented on July 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    get me my shot gun pls I will end it

  • Commented on December 31, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I was reading thiswhaen my friend knocked on my window….never moved so fast in my life…..

  • Commented on January 13, 2018 at 2:44 am

    wowwee that ruined a lot of childhood but then again the character my user is tortured someone for 50 mins strait so…

  • Commented on May 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Nice Description, but how did it get in the house? Did it break the window? Vague…

    Overall 9.25/10 would be better if fixed thing above

  • Noonespecial
    Commented on May 24, 2020 at 10:52 am

    My little sister is the one who wrote the rough draft of this story. She had others just as good but never posted them. I don’t know why but she gave up writing these

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