"Chained in the attic"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: January 08, 2018

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Our dad had one strict rule that we were always told to obey growing up in a house of Five kids and that rule was quite simple Stay out of the attic. And we all listened to that rule for fear of our dad. 
Every night we heard strange noises coming from the attic. One night late February of 2004 Mikey one of my brothers could not take it anymore. Hearing moaning sounds coming from the attic at one in the morning he got out of bed. It was pouring outside. Thunder and lightning. 
He opened up the ladder hatch to the attic and made his way up the attic. He unlocked the hatch and opened the attic doors. He crawled in and turned on a flashlight and started to call "Hello?" When he saw out of the corner of his eyes movement. He looked over and near the back of the attic near the crawl space he saw a kid chained to a wall. He ran over to the kid and asked who he was? The boy responded "I am one of your brothers" our father has kept me locked up hear and feeds me at night.. 
"Why does he keep you locked up? I have a sickness and he's afraid it might spread." What's your sickness? I ask. "Cancer" I get goosebumps. As my father comes into the attic "Mikey what the hell are you doing get out of hear now or else!" Mikey backs up. As the dad approaches the brother and takes a pipe about to hit him when Mikey jumps on his dad and his dad trips and falls. 
The chained up brother then kicks the dad in the head and knocks him out for a few seconds. Mikey grabs a key from the dad and unchains his brother and they chain the father to the wall. And run out of the attic and down the steps. Leaving the father chained to the wall in pitch darkness.  
The chained brother than says "Thank you so much my name is Adam." Mikey hugs adam and says he's so sorry for what happened. Mikey calls the police and they come to arrest the father and take us to a foster home. That night we met our brother for the very first and last time ever as the police took him to the hospital and he got chemotherapy but the cancer was much worse than we had though and he wasn't able to make it.  
He has had cancer for about five years. What no one knew was the father had a nurse come to the house every few weeks to check on the kid. 
The father wasn't really a bad man he was scared. He lost his wife to cancer and his mother as well and he feared it could spread to the kids and he didn't want that.


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