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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.

Original Author: Unknown
11 comments on “The Thing in the Window
  1. Well I must say this succeeded in creeping me the hell out :D !

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    461 days ago
  2. This was pretty creepy, well done.

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    452 days ago
  3. Pretty creepy…how did it get in? It broke the window?

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    439 days ago
  4. creepy reminds me of a horror movie i saw once

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    432 days ago
  5. it reminds me of the things that were in FULL METAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD that were towards the end of the series

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    425 days ago
  6. Creepy…

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    335 days ago
  7. Pretty creepy compliments to the author

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    282 days ago
  8. I remember reading this pasta last year, it screwed me up so badly.

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    174 days ago
  9. Compliments to the author, you succeeded in fucking me up so badly I had to close all the curtains in the house, well done :D

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

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    150 days ago
  11. I LOVE THIS STORY IT TOTALLY CREEPS ME OUT!!!!

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    99 days ago
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