I’m Not Martin

I’m not Martin is a scary story about a boy who goes to hospital to have his tonsils out on Halloween. It is based on an episode of RL Stine’s TV show, The Haunting Hour.

I'm not Martin

It was the end of October and a young boy named Sean was in hospital. He should have been picking out a Halloween costume and enjoying himself with his friends, but instead, he was stuck in a hospital, waiting to have his tonsils removed.

His parents spoke to the receptionist and a nurse led them down the hallway to the room where Sean was going to be staying. The lime-green walls were all decorated with orange and black streamers, white skulls and paper cut-out pumpkin heads.

When they reached the hospital room, they heard a big commotion. There was a boy lying in one of the beds and he was screaming “I’m not Martin! I’m not Martin! ”

Two other nurses were trying to calm him down. One held a big syringe and the other prepared his arm to give him an injection. They pulled the curtains around his bed.

The screaming gradually stopped and when the nurses opened the curtains again, the boy was lying unconscious in his bed.

Sean was curious and asked the nurse what was wrong with the boy.

“He’s having his left leg amputated in the morning,” she said. “The poor boy is so nervous about it that he is trying to convince us that he’s not himself. He thinks if he says he’s not Martin, he won’t have to have the operation.”

“Are you sure you have the right person?” Sean asked.

“Of course,” replied the nurse. “His name’s Martin. It’s right there on his chart.”

Sean’s parents left and he sat on the edge of his bed, reading a book. Another nurse came around with a trolley to serve dinner, but he could only stoach a few mouthfuls. The hospital food was disgusting.

He lay on the bed for a while, staring at the ceiling. He was bored out of his mind. Just then, he noticed that Martin was waking up.

“Hey Martin,” he said, “My name’s Sean. I’m your new roommate.”

“I am not Martin,” the boy groaned as he rubbed his head.

Sean tried to have a conversation with him, but the boy was irritated and didn’t want to talk. He just sat there, silently brooding.

At 10 o’clock, a nurse came in and told them it was time to go to sleep. She said goodnight to them and turned off the lights. Just before the lights went out, Sean noticed the other boy staring at him with an odd look on his face.

He soon dozed off, but his sleep was haunted by strange dreams.

When Sean woke up the next morning, there were two doctors leaning over his bed.

“Let’s go, Martin,” said one of them. “It’s time for your surgery.”

Sean was confused. “What? But I’m not Martin,” he replied.

“The nurses warned us about you,” the other doctor replied. “They told us you’d say that.”

“You’re making a big mistake,” Sean insisted. “I’m telling you, I’m not Martin!”

One doctor reached out and checked the medical chart at the end of his bed.

“Of course you are,” he replied. “It says so right here on your chart.”

“That’s not right,” Sean screamed. “Somebody must have switched them!”

He started to struggle, but the doctors held him down and put him in a straight-jacket. As they placed him in a wheelchair and took him away, Sean was still screaming, “I’m not Martin! I’m not Martin!”

The last thing he saw as they wheeled him out the door was the smiling face of the real Martin.


  1. reppir666 says

    that martin is dead after sean is discharged. He would take his amputated and smack that smiling face!

  2. Nomaken says

    This one is silly. The surgeons wouldn’t chop off a leg for no reason. And if the chart has a reason on it, it would be clear in the middle of surgery that this kid doesn’t have it. Like, extensive infection and necrosis would be a good reason to amputate a leg, but it’s also impossible to mistake that in a healthy leg. Unless it really IS martin and everything he saw was just part of a delusion.


    Do you know i am the real martin and i started this never ending chain. I never expected that my story would be here.. GOSH! but i am not a maniac……i have just killed few children.

  4. dark lover says

    ”poor sean” but the story is great. i think i’ll have my ID with me when i go to a hospital.

  5. bostonceltics says

    If I were Sean after the surgery I woud have beat the (excuse language)shiz out of Martin.🔪🔫🔫

  6. P.S.Y.fan says

    Oh I remember this from a few months ago! In the episode version, Sean’s brother was telling him about the legend of Martin and how he tricked and changed charts with the other kid and the other kid got his leg amputated.Then the other kid cam and told Sean that he wasn’t evil the hopsital was and lured him to the other side of the hospital and Sean woke up and then they said that he was Martin and they will amputate his legs and then he woke up and saw that it was a dream and his tonsils were already out because he falled asleep and they did it.Then in the car the other kid was real and his ghost tried to take Sean’s leg.

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