Children In The Closet

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
Catherine and her daughter, Suzy, have just moved into a new apartment complex. It isn't what it seems to be, but they are thankful anyway. The only problem with the sudden move is that Suzy will have to grow up and sleep in a room alone. Things go well, until its time go actually go to bed.

Submitted: December 07, 2013

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Little Ellie and her mother, Catherine, were moving into a new apartment complex. Ellie was a little nervous because she knew moving into this place meant she'll have her very own room for the first time. Catherine pulled into a parking space right in front of the double doors, leading into the main office. There indeed was much to take in. The building looked old and isolated as if no one ever lived there in ages. Ellie took out the catalog she had saved just for herself and looked at the picture of the apartment building on the catalog and was shocked at how different it looked. In the picture, the building looked more enchanted. Kids were playing outside, people walking their dogs, and they sky even seemed to look blissful. 

Ellie took a glance out the window of the car and stared at the scenery. No kids anywhere, no people in sight, and the weather made this place look more like a ghost town. Catherine called to Ellie to come and help carry luggage. The both of them were thankful they lived on the first floor. They were soon inside the building that looked more deserted than the outside, not a single sound was heard or made. Ellie got a chill and instantly knew there was something odd about the place, but she kept that in her thoughts. 

Catherine and Ellie were soon standing outside of their new home, Apt 32. While Catherine was hunting for the keys to the room in her purse, Ellie wondered off to have a quick look around the place. Ellie was only inches away when Catherine snapped at her to stay close and not go too far. Ellie nodded and started walking away again. Ellie began to hear the soft sound of children laughing. Ellie became overjoyed by this and ran to go see where the other kids were. When Ellie made it to the corner, she stopped in her tracks and her smiled faded away. There were no kids anywhere. The hallway intersected into dead ends, so she knew they couldn't have run off that quick. Feeling a bit down, Ellie went back by her mother who was just opening the door to their new home. Ellie explored the room with her eyes only since she wasn't fully comfortable in the mysterious place. 

Catherine sat up an air mattress for Ellie since their furniture wasn't going to make it until the next morning. Ellie wasn't ready to face being alone in her new room just yet, so she tried to prolong her staying up. Catherine soon caught on to what she was doing and instantly sent her to bed. Ellie, disappointed, went to bed and lay there looking up at her mother who was standing by the door. "Now, tonight will show me just how much of a big girl you are. So, get some sleep and I'll see you in the morning." Catherine said, turning off the lights and closing the door. The only light that shined bright on Ellie's face was the light from the streetlights outside. Ellie took a look around her new room and figured that she could get used to it, the only thing that Ellie couldn't make out was the Closet. She stared immensely at the closet as if at any moment someone was going to pop out. Soon, Ellie was drifting off to sleep when she was awaken by a faint noise of children laughing, and it was coming from the closet.

Ellie was too scared to see what is was, so she yelled for her mom. Catherine rushed in the room, looking for frightened than Ellie. Ellie explained what happened and almost instantly Catherine walked over to the closet and began to open the door, while Ellie watched in horror, afraid of what might pop out, but when Catherine opened the doors wider, nothing was there. Catherine looked at Ellie with disapproving eyes. "Ellie, you can't just make up stories to get me to come in here. If it makes you feel better, I will go get your favorite blue bunny and you can sleep with that." Catherine said, leaving to go get the stuffed animal. Catherine returned and gave the bunny to Ellie who gripped onto it tightly. "Get some sleep Ellie. I don't want to have to hear another word come from this room." Catherine stated, while again turning off the light and closing the door. 

Ellie held onto the bunny even tighter and stared at the closet. She then heard the soft sound of children again except they weren't laughing anymore, they were chanting the words "Join Us". Ellie cried out, but this time Catherine ignored her and left her in her suffering. 

The following morning, Catherine rose from a goodnights rest and went to go check on Ellie. She opened her bedroom door, but Ellie wasn't there. Catherine grinned and figured Ellie might be hiding to try and scare her. Catherine decided to check the closet, so she slowly started to walk towards it when she stopped to see what looked like scratch marks on the door. Catherine, confused by this, tried to open the doors, but they wouldn't open. Catherine pulled harder and harder and to her, it felt like someone was holding the other side back. Catherine gave it one more pull when the doors swung open, causing Catherine to fall backwards. Catherine knew that it was not her who opened those doors because it felt as if someone pushed them open. Catherine pushed the thought out of her head and got up to see if Ellie was in the closet, but what Catherine saw made her become frantic and short of breath. 

On the inside were more than a few scratch marks as if someone was trapped in there, maybe even for a night. Catherine began to shake and become lost for words when she looked down to see, not Ellie, but the bunny that Ellie had. The bunny was ripped to shreds and there was a writing written on the ground in a red substance that read, "I Joined Them." 


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