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Man in the Mirror

The Man in the Mirror is a scary story written by a user named Xx Death Bolt xX. It’s about someone who has a horrifying dream they can’t remember. Then all hell breaks loose.

Man in the Mirror

The Man in the Mirror

I woke up gasping for air. I just had a dream but I can’t remember what it was. I shake off the disturbed feeling I had and I look at my clock, it’s 3 AM. I’ve never been afraid of the dark but tonight something wasn’t right. I felt someone was watching me.

I live in a two-story house with many mirrors. My dad set them up so that if you stand in certain spots, you can’t be seen but you can view the entire room. I have an acute sense of hearing. For example, I can hear my cat jump off the couch in the living room while I’m in my room on the second floor. I always have a sense of when things aren’t right. I had that feeling now.

The phone started ringing. I mindlessly got up to answer it. As I picked it up all I heard was a breathing at the same rhythm as mine. I hung up. All the lights were off. I could’ve sworn I left the living room light on. I go downstairs to turn on the light.

The back door was wide open and now, so are my eyes. I jump over the furniture to avoid the usual path and shut it quickly. I thought, “This won’t make much difference at this point…” I guess it was reflex. It was pitch black so I let my ears adjust after hearing my heart in them. I touch the walls to guide myself to the kitchen. I grab the biggest knife out of the sink and get ready to attack.

The water seemed thicker. I try to control the sense, the fear I have. I then hear a steady drip, drip, drip sound coming from the sink. I reach up to turn off the faucet, only to find it was already completely off. I grope for a light switch and flip it on. I hold in my terror as I see what caused the dripping.

My cat was strung up by a noose above the sink, cut in a straight line from the neck down. The blood had filled the sink and the steady drip, drip, drip was the blood dripping from the tail. My hand and the knife were covered in blood. There was something written on the counter in my cats blood.

It reads: ”See with your ears, not with your eyes. For you are in for a real surprise”.

Just then, the power went out. As my eyes adjusted, I strained my ears for any sound. A loud BOOM! came from the back door and I jumped and hit the fridge. The boom kept happening but grew quieter and quieter until it was practically unnoticeable. I felt along the wall for the closet door, I opened it and grabbed my baseball bat. I walked with it in front of me to the back door. As I opened it I couldn’t help but scream a little.

My dad was hanging with a cable tied around his neck. It was connected somewhere in his room and he was outside the window. As he spun I saw another note. It was nailed into his heart.

It read, “One in this house down, two to go. You are last so enjoy the show”.

I then heard an evil, high-pitched, disturbing, laugh. It came from all directions. I again strained my ears and heard foot steps from the top floor stepping quickly but covering little ground, like a loud taunting tiptoe. I ignored it and went to check the circuit box. When I opened it there was a note that read: “The lights are off for a reason. Turn them on if you please. I promise the sights you see, Will bring you to your knees.”

I ripped off the note and flipped the switch. The same voice that laughed yelled, “I warned you!” in a childish way. I walked back in through the back door and immediately turned on the light. I fell down to my knees.

Ten people I didn’t even know were strung up in different ways all around the room. Some by their necks, others by their toes, a few even by their hair. All had their eyes dug out and open gaping mouths. All were hanging about a foot above my height. I was crying but I got back up. I was determined to destroy this madman. As I walked to the stairs, staring at all the bodies, I heard a sound like something was dropped down the stairs. It was a blood covered arm. I heard the sound again, this time it was a leg. Then an arm, then a leg, and finally a head.

It was my Mom’s head.

I backed into one of the corners and looked at the mirrors. All of the mirrors were blocked by bodies and all of them turned to stare at me. I broke down and started crying and twitching. I looked up and saw what caused it. I looked up at the only viewable mirror and saw the man, the beast that caused this.

It was me.

My dream rushed back to me. I was a serial murderer on the loose. I murdered house by house. I killed each living thing in each house as brutally as I could, taunting them before I killed them. I was attacking my next victim when I woke up. In the mirror I saw myself covered in blood standing with a wicked smile on my face. Then in my own crazed tone of voice I said, “Told you, you were last,” and then I slit my own throat, smiling and twitching as all color left my body. The outsides of my vision began to darken as I heard a demonic voice say, “Welcome home!”

(I hope u guys liked the story. Thanks if u read it.)


  • Another good story. So this man turn crazy that he become a serial killer while he doesn’t even know that.

  • What the fudge…

    I think the author was having some funky mushrooms.
    And also, that poor kitty!

  • By the way, I frickin’ love this story! The suicide at the end has haunted me ever since I read it. It’s just creepy! And by the way, poor cat. :(

  • You know, just as this story was loading, I was thinking of an idea for a horror story. A single excerpt came to my mind as I scrolled down to look at the picture:
    “It was only then that I realized…The killer was me.”
    Does that mean I’m psychic?

  • I don’t know why but I thought he was a girl! Great story though!! And I thought it would be terrifying, because the pic sure was scary!

  • Ooooooooooo-kkkkaaaaaaaaayyyyy… I feel really sorry for the cat! I cringed once and that was when I was reading the cat part! Poor little thing what did it ever do to him!

  • That’s why it’s called ‘What’s YOUR story’ as in
    make up a story yourself, not copying the same story and saying you wrote it.

  • I didn’t expect the story to be posted on here. Forgive me SFK, I didn’t make up this story, I just loved it so much I posted it on here. Sorry about that guys.

  • I’ve heard other versions of this story but yours was by far, the most detailed. Great job!

  • Nice twisted ending!! You did a really great job with the spliit personalities. I can see allot of things coming but this ending was not one of them :D

  • WTF?!?!?! You should go take a 💩 in your pants, Physcho! Who would write something like that? Though I thought it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

  • This story peaked my interest and brought a smile to my face. I hope to enjoy more stories this wicked and interesting.

  • That was wicked and amazing, but i still don’t understand why people always go for the eyes. how would you like it if eyes ripped your arms off?

  • whoa, I’ve read many, many storys written by other user’s on this site and most of them were Okay. But this is one of the few if not the only fantastic user written story on here. The plot was perfectly written, suspence spot on, and just an awesome use of imagery.

  • I loved it! Great ending, especially the suicide at the end. My one complaint… WHY DID YOU HAVE TO USE TEXTING LINGO AT THE END??!?!? Please, “you”, not u. Great story, really enjoyed it, I just looked in the mirror. I can’t see my eyes… just darkness. Probably nothing.

  • NOOOOOO NOT THE CAT,ANYTHING BUT THE CAT!!!!! Seriously though,really interesting,I loved it

  • everyone in this story the guy has a alter ego or a spilt personality. and this story WAS written my freind and i and it is posted on [another website]. im glad it has been posted here just not that everyone is saying that they wrote it .-. my freind was kinda hurt about this and im trying to make him feel a little better and thanks for saying it was a great story and im glad that it even has a little reputation :)

  • im not trying to be its just my freind wrote this story and its kinda weird how people are taking the story me and my freind worked hard on and changed it a little and said it was theirs. im not mad im not trying to be mean just saying .-.

  • why isnt this a movie?This should be a movie i mean seriously WAKE UP HOLLYWOOD!!!!!

  • i loved it but i did not get the ending but that was so scary i do not think i can close my eyes ever again! thank you

  • Omg that story was like effing BEAST !!!!! God it was so good full of suspense and has a twisting end !! and really if u copied it but made it ur own I really think is great I mean I havnt read the story from the other website I really think yours was better ;)Z

  • OMG I read this in the comments and I loved it! I agree with BabyFreaks, This would make an AMAZING movie!!!!! This is a great story XxDeathBoltxX! And to all you people that keep worrying about if it’s on another site, who cares? That one’s on that site, this one’s on this site. If you find something from a different site on this site, keep it to yourself. We all really don’t want to know…



  • Guys i think u ppl shouldnt bring such a big deal out of this story being on another site :O No offense, but there are lots of people here who havent read this story from the ‘other site’ :/ Even i read it the first time. So i think its a good thing for it to be posted here. Im just telling what i think nothing else :)

  • Wow u know what you guys are right i just read it on another site o_o bummer but if u compare the two they have the same concept but xxXdeathboltXxx altered his alot maybe he just became inspired by the other story Sorry about that PRETTY DEADGIRL 5

  • XxdeathboltxX im just askin very nicely could you please just stop getting stories from other sites plz? im just tired of seeing stories that you wrote that i saw and read on [another website]

  • guys prettydeadgirl5 is right they did get this from another website because i read it and prettydeadgirl5 tell your friend its a great story

  • BabyFreaks maybe prettydeadgirl5 wasn’t jealous, dont be that harsh….guess she was just sayin :/ but the story was good, I don’t really care who made it or where it came from xD

  • Great story it has originality and who cares if it was from another site i believe he did this story on his own ppl are just mainly jealous that theirs dont get posted

  • oooohhhhh that was really good ,amazing deathbolt u just blow me away with ur stories good job keep up the good work :D

  • Don’t mean to be that person but she got this from [another website]. I know because my friend wrote it o.o

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