Earwig

The Earwig is a scary story about a man who puts a creepy crawly in another man’s ear. It is based on an old episode of the TV series Night Gallery, which in turn is based on an old horror story by Oscar Cook called “Boomerang”.

Earwig

Many years ago, in Borneo, there was an English man named Clifford Macy who was young, handsome and very vain. He fancied himself as God’s gift to women and often boasted about his success.

Macy was part owner of a tobacco plantation and his friend and business partner was another English man by the name of Leopold Warwick. Despite being old and fat, Warwick had a wife who was very young and very beautiful and she was the envy of every man who set eyes on her.

The three of them lived together in a big house on the plantation. Macy slept in the first bedroom, while Warwick and his wife slept in the second.

It was rainy season and there was precious little to do. Macy was bored and he could find nothing that would keep him entertained. As time went on, he developed a passion for Warwick’s wife and began to wish that he could have her for himself.

He tried flirting with her, but she wouldn’t have anything to do with him. One evening, when her husband was away, Macy made a pass at her, but she slapped his face.

However, Macy was the kind of man who didn’t take no for an answer. Every time she rebuffed him, he became more and more obsessed with her until he was determined to have her at any cost.

Although his heart was burning with a white hot passion, Macy had a devilish and cunning mind. He soon came up with a way to get Warwick out of the

In Borneo, there is a type of earwig that lives on waxy secretions. It has a special liking for the human ear. It’s so small and light that it could be crawling on your face and you’d barely even feel it. If it gets into a man’s ear, it creeps down the canal, unable to turn around, feeding as it goes and causing weeks of hellish torment until… well, I’m sure you can use your imagination.

Macy paid two native men a large sum of money and instructed them to creep into Warwick’s bedroom in the middle of the night and place an earwig on his pillow. He went to sleep that night with a smile on his face and dreamed about the horrible fate that was about to befall his friend.

The next morning, when Macy came down to breakfast, Warwick seemed bright and cheerful. He watched the old man closely, looking for any signs of discomfort.

Just then, Macy felt a strange tickling sensation in his own ear. When he poked his finger into his ear, he discovered that he was bleeding. Jumping up from the table with a look of horror on his face, he shrieked, “The damn thing is in my ear!”

It appeared that the men he paid had made a terrible mistake and during the night they had gone into the wrong room and placed the earwig in the wrong man’s ear.

That was the beginning of weeks of unimaginable pain and agony. There was nothing the doctor could do for him. He lay in his room, tied to the bed with his wrists lashed to the headboard to prevent him tearing his ears off.

Day and night, he writhed and screamed as the earwig crept and crawled and twisted through his head, slowly driving him insane. Occasionally, when the earwig was resting, Macy would get a break from his torment, but when it woke up, he would scream and scream and scream.

The pain was so unbearable that being flayed alive, burned at the stake, put on the rack or even hanged by the neck would have been an act of mercy. Every time the doctor came to see him, Macy begged him to put him out off his misery.

Then something very unexpected happened. Miraculously, the earwig crawled out his other ear. Macy had come close to the brink off death, but he had survived the torment.

When he was well enough to talk, the doctor came in to see him.

“I suppose they’re going to call the police and have me arrested now,” said Macy.

“No,” said the doctor. “They’re not calling the police.”

“Why not?” Macy demanded. “I suppose they’re trying to avoid a scandal.”

“No, they’re taking pity on you. They know about your condition…”

“What do you mean?”

“You see, the earwig was a female,” said the doctor, “and it laid eggs…”

Comments

  1. popsicleunicorn says

    thats what happens when you pay someone to do something bad to another person just because you want his wife๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

  2. brynwriteshorror says

    This is the most cringeworthy horror story I have ever read. Oh god. Oh dear god.

  3. DemonicQueenzilla says

    I feel the pain he was in. I can imagine having an earwig in my ear. My aunt told me about those creepy crawlies when I was about 8, and they scare me. I used to see them everyday as a child. They would crawl right next to me, and I would be too scared to kill them. I thought they’d come hunt me down and come in my ear. I couldn’t take the risk. I’ve become a person who likes to kill these creatures, and will kill all if I could. Even though that man did something cruel just to win that woman’s heart, I feel terrible for him. That disgusts me, eww.

  4. misscreepellacrackelfur says

    pooooh! IT WAS horrible, disgusting, repulsive!

    for disgusting rating….
    8.5/10 earwigs

  5. XxiloveSFKxX says

    This scared me really much but when i searched it,it said that its just a ‘myth’ that earwigs crawl in ur ear. Also ,in the pic,thats a male earwig. Females have different sort of pincers

  6. The Light of Lilly says

    Fantastic story. I must say that it could have been more realistic and therefor more terrorfying, but it was certainly a good story.

  7. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    What goes around comes around. Great story, though it was a bit boring (no offense). Happy New Year! :D

  8. TamasakiLion says

    @my crush earwigs can lay up to 20-80 eggs, but honestly, the ear canal is not a good nesting place, and their pincers are not strong enough to do a lot of damage

  9. SiennaScary says

    This was a really nice story! 8 out of 10 eggwigs
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  10. my crush love me too says

    I only have 1 question… How many earwig’s egg in his ear?? Can’t imagine what will happen when the eggs hatched…

    Happy new year 2016 to everyone… :D

  11. Love angel says

    Woah a cool one , he deserved what he did , anyways Happy New Year to SFK and all those guys out right there

  12. FAN OF SCARY FOR KIDS says

    GOD! That means the earwig’s eggs would hatch and many more earwig would crawl! If he had such a terrible pain due to 1 earwig then i wonder what would the condition after the eggs hatch. He will surely die.

    Anyways HAPPY NEW YEAR to all who are a part of this site.

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