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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38 Comments on 'We Danced'

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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.

  • Ben
    Commented on January 3, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    We danced… Out there on that empty hardwood floor… Chairs up and the lights turned way down low…

  • Candy
    Commented on February 24, 2020 at 3:53 am

    God it’s so creepy! The fact that this unknown grotesque swollen creature is intruding this persons home and standing outside their hiding spot for hours just stomping its bruised feet onto the ground….yet words like ‘intoxicating’ is used. Its so mismatched and uncanny. I love it <3

  • 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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