Previously: “Letter To The Editor, June 2004.”
The thing I like the most about the story “I Went To The Address On My Fake ID” is that it’s such a classic kind of creepypasta — despite the fact that it was actually published fairly recently: Creepypasta Wikia user Jake Wick, who is actually writer Jake Wiklacz, first uploaded it in March of 2020. But from the title down to what actually happens in it, it hits all the hallmarks of the genre: It takes a common (illegal) experience among many teens and young adults — in this case, acquiring and using a fake ID to access items and places not typically available to the average underage kid — and twists it, making the familiar strange and offering up a whole bunch of “what ifs?” in the process.
The result is a story that’s simultaneously familiar and fresh — something we’ve seen before, and yet not in quite this way.
Note that I’m not advocating for the use of fake IDs. But if you have one… well, be careful, okay?
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Don’t go to the address on it.
Even if you thought it wasn’t real… well, there might be more to it than meets the eye.
The following is a written confession obtained by the FBI, which have been leaked to the public. Reader discretion is advised.
“Our mission: to give young people a chance to experience adulthood!”
Man, they almost make it sound noble. That’s what I thought as I scrolled through the ABOUT section of IDLord.com, a site … that sold fake IDs like hotcakes. It was surreal looking at something like this; some site that sells phony drivers licenses to kids with inspiring sales copy. I was 18, at this time, and four of my friends and I wanted to get one of those group deals on fakes. $60 per person, something like that. If you went solo, it was north of a hundred, and since all of us were on board we thought what the hell. After doing some research on some shady sites on how best to concoct the info on your fake, I was ready to place my order.
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