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Raindrops and a half-eaten riceball | Who the hell is Mitchi?!
The incoherent ramblings of a Tzimisce trapped by a Tremere in a Toreador's body. Or maybe i'm just a Malkavian. My bad.
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And this is why I never go walking at night

Posted 08-21-2010 at 06:50 AM by Mitchi
Updated 08-21-2010 at 06:54 AM by Mitchi
The other night, I was out on a walk with my dog. It was already late, nearly midnight, but he hadn't been walked yet, as I had been out that day. So even though it was cold and foggy out, I grabbed a jacket and leashed him up.

The night was pretty normal for this area. I was damp out, and slightly drizzly from the fog. It was so cloudy that the moon wasn't visible at all, making it just a little bit darker out. My dog was energetic and exited, and we walked around the neighborhood a bit.

Strangely, I realized as I walked that it seemed to be getting darker. Even the dog's pace slowed, and his tail was down. He looked up at me, like he was uneasy. We were halfway back to the house, and had been out walking for almost 15 minutes at this point.

I whistled to myself, but stopped, like something was off. It was pretty quiet, a bit too quiet, even for the neighborhood where I lived. Something was weird about the streetlights too. It was like only every other one was on, and they all seemed dimmer than normal, even for the fogginess. I could actually see the fog swirling in the light when I looked up.

Without really realizing it, I started walking faster, hoping to get home just a little bit sooner. Even the dog seemed to be whining a bit, and he was matching my pace.

I was back on my street, but was at the tail end of it, about three blocks away from my house. As I was breathing a sigh of relief, one of the streetlights, the one right in front of me, suddenly went out. This light was always dimmer than the rest, and was known to dim suddenly at random intervals, but this is the first time I've ever seen it just go out. It didn't even flicker.

I kept walking, the hairs on the back of my neck feeling kinda prickly. Even through my sweater, I could still feel the chill.

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something scuttle away. I glanced over and saw a storm drain, and assumed it was just a raccoon, but I kept seeing things at the edge of my vision. Shady things, much too high for it to just be a passing cat or raccoon. I looked around, noticing that my dog's tail was pretty much between his legs now, and he looked very nervous. As I looked up, I saw something behind one of the street signs.

Something had moved. And it wasn't just a tree branch.

I hurried my pace, wanting to get home sooner. I live in one of those cookie cutter neighborhoods where all of the houses literally look the same, which is probably why I didn't notice this right away, but it was taking me much longer than normal to get home. I looked up and the road seemed to stretch further in front of me than I originally thought. In fact, it seemed like I had barely walked half a block when I should have been almost home at this point.

I broke into a jog, the houses around me all seeming more like clones of each other than they normally did, except everything was darker than normal, and slowly getting dimmer and dimmer. I looked up and saw that I was directly below the streetlight that had gone out. The very same one I was sure I had passed at least...maybe five minutes ago? It should have only taken less than a minute to walk under and past it, yet here I was standing beneath it. I looked up and saw that the light wasn't just off, it was almost completely enshrouded in black, as though it were generating shade and darkness.

I immediately broke into a run, pulling my dog along. Clearly, he didn't need to be convinced very hard, as he started running too, almost pulling the leash completely out of my hands.

I stopped to catch my breath, and was sure at this point that I was almost home, but when I looked back, I was only at most ten feet away from the dead street light. I felt a hard tug at my hand and the leash flew from my fingers. I snapped to attention and ran after my dog, calling him to come back. He stopped and looked up at me pitifully and I grabbed the leash. We were about a block away from the house at this point, which was a little odd, since the street light and the spot where I was standing was too far for us to be this close.

I looked back and saw that it was significantly darker under that streetlight than it was on the other side of the street, where there was no light, and out of the corner of my vision, I saw something move again. I glanced back over to the blown out street light, but it was like something was forcing me not to look, and in my peripheral I could just barely make out a man standing there. I forced myself to look over, and immediately regretted it.

The man, tall and thin, looked at me, a seemingly curious expression on his face. He was dressed in a dusty old suit, but appeared to have severely elongated arms, so much so that they seemed more like tendrils than arms, with long, pale, bony fingers curled like claws at the ends. He seemed to be moving towards me, and that was all the incentive I needed to turn tail and run.

As soon as my dog and I got inside the house, I locked the door and took a deep breath. I laughed at myself for getting so freaked out during a walk and went over to get a glass of water before bed. I happened to glance out of the window and nearly dropped my glass.

There was a man in a suit outside, staring intently at my kitchen window.

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  1. Shiki's Avatar
    I AM SCARED. WHY MITCHI. WHY.e
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    Posted 08-21-2010 at 09:36 AM by Shiki Shiki is offline
  2. Torikakae's Avatar
    Pics of your dog please~

    Your writing style gave it away halfway. Too detailed to be a true story :P
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    Posted 08-21-2010 at 11:00 AM by Torikakae Torikakae is offline
  3. Mitchi's Avatar
    I scared Shiki, so Mission accomplished. Also, that's how I would have written something that was true anyway. I'm weird like that. It's hard to get paranoia across with only simple writing. Thanks for the comment. this is my first time trying a creepypasta type thing, so I wanted it to be vague enough that anyone could imagine it, but detailed enough that it gets the fear and paranoia across. If you don't know what slenderman is though, I highly suggest looking up the Marble Hornets videos, they're awesome.

    also:




    so hard to not just burst out and be all "OMFG PUPPY CUUUUUTE" while writing that shit.

    Writing this was more fun than it had any right to be.
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    Posted 08-21-2010 at 11:36 AM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  4. Sandrie's Avatar
    OMFG PUPPY CUUUUTE


    really. ;_;
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    Posted 08-21-2010 at 01:01 PM by Sandrie Sandrie is online now
  5. Torikakae's Avatar
    ^ What she said~ <3

    Though shedding is a nuisance for long-haired indoor puppies
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    Posted 08-21-2010 at 08:45 PM by Torikakae Torikakae is offline
  6. zgmfx19a's Avatar
    Cute dog you have.
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    Posted 08-21-2010 at 10:51 PM by zgmfx19a zgmfx19a is offline
  7. Mitchi's Avatar
    Actually Tori, my pup is part Yorkie, so he doesn't shed /o/

    I just brush him and it comes off like human hair does.
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    Posted 08-22-2010 at 03:50 AM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  8. Torikakae's Avatar
    Aww, isn't that nice?~ <3
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    Posted 08-22-2010 at 05:56 AM by Torikakae Torikakae is offline
  9. Mitchi's Avatar
    I gave him a snuggle just for you. And he love his snuggles.
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    Posted 08-22-2010 at 07:06 AM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  10. weissritter's Avatar
    Lols, sounds pretty exciting, although somehow, it doesn't seem very scary for me. Some important element seems lacking. Probably have to do with sound and the way you describe the environment without describing the "light" of the environment.

    oh and please watch the School Day game, first before judging makoto in the game.
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    Posted 08-22-2010 at 11:40 AM by weissritter weissritter is offline
  11. Chesters's Avatar
    D8 i was scared. Although I was thinking that a face/image would pop up when I clicked spoiler olol.
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    Posted 08-23-2010 at 02:27 PM by Chesters Chesters is offline
  12. Mitchi's Avatar
    lol chesters. I'm not that evil.
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    Posted 08-23-2010 at 05:14 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  13. Milkshakes's Avatar
    ;A;
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    Posted 08-26-2010 at 06:57 AM by Milkshakes Milkshakes is offline
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