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The Portraits

The Portraits

There was a hunter in the woods, who, after a long day hunting, was in the middle of an immense forest. It was getting dark, and having lost his bearings, he decided to head in one direction until he was clear of the increasingly oppressive foliage. After what seemed like hours, he came across a cabin in a small clearing. Realizing how dark it had grown, he decided to see if he could stay there for the night. He approached, and found the door ajar. Nobody was inside. The hunter flopped down on the single bed, deciding to explain himself to the owner in the morning.

As he looked around the inside of the cabin, he was surprised to see the walls adorned by several portraits, all painted in incredible detail. Without exception, they appeared to be staring down at him, their features twisted into looks of hatred and malice. Staring back, he grew increasingly uncomfortable. Making a concerted effort to ignore the many hateful faces, he turned to face the wall, and exhausted, he fell into a restless sleep.

The next morning, the hunter awoke — he turned, blinking in unexpected sunlight. Looking up, he discovered that the cabin had no portraits, only windows.

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DeathSpamZ
6 years ago

Wow. Stalker Level:90000

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AaronPen
6 years ago

WOW . . .

No words, just WOW . . .

Good Job! Keep up the good work! 10/10

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JessicaMerkling
6 years ago

Wicked to the power of Wicked!

God Damn Wonderful

Hufftimber
Hufftimber
6 years ago

Nothing special…

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Me.
6 years ago

Short and sweet pasta. 5/5.

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Selkie
6 years ago

Short, elegant, complete and disturbing.

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MutantSushi
7 years ago

I think the hunter needs medical help

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1encoded1
7 years ago

Wow. That was a solid short story! Well done

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death
7 years ago

900/10

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ArtistGirl504
7 years ago

That was scary!

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Eminems
7 years ago

i remember going on a retreat with my friends and telling this story myself. Defo a classic for me. Loved it. 5/5! Love it! 😀

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Crystal07
7 years ago

That was twisted. Good job. I like it.

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I thought it was something like mona lisa. LOL. I like the concept though, sent chills.

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MetallicaFan
7 years ago

Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GREAT JOB!!!!!!! 🙂
5/5 😀

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brownboy
7 years ago

This pasta was truly incredible and accomplished what few pastas could on this website. It gave a detailed story within a few paragraphs and packing quite the scare at the same time. The twist was somewhat unexpected, but still turned out great.

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Danae
7 years ago

Holy shit. Chills.

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Voices
7 years ago

Well done, my good sir “Unknown”.

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Fujoshi
7 years ago

Just reminds me of a Foreigner song (Long, Long Way From Home)

It was my destiny
It’s what we needed to do
They were telling me
I’m telling you
I was inside looking outside
The millions of faces
But still I’m alone
Waiting, hours of waiting
Paying a penance
I was longing for home

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CarmillaKarnstein
7 years ago

Beautifully written and wonderfully creepy.
5/5.

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Challen115
8 years ago

Keep writing these mind**** stories.