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HOLY GROUND

by D. M. Larson
ISBN-13: 978-1502875990


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PROLOGUE TO HOLY GROUND - NO DELIVERANCE FROM THIS EVIL


(In near darkness, Molly approaches Turk who is on the floor in pain. Molly wants to help him but is afraid)


MOLLY
Turk, whatís wrong?


TURK
Donít get any closer. I donít want to hurt you.


MOLLY
Why would you hurt me?


TURK
Iíve been trying to hide them. I wanted to protect you. I hid the truth from you. I wanted to keep you safe.


MOLLY
Safe? Safe from what?


TURK
Look in to my eyes. Can you see them? Can you see them looking out at you? Can you see the darkness in me? I want them out of me. I want to rip them out of my soul. But they cling to me. Holding on so tight... so tight that I canít breathe.


(Turk grabs her. She is scared but doesnít pull away)


TURK
Can you show me how to get rid of them? Can you help me?


MOLLY
I want to help. What can I do?


(Turk pushes her away)


TURK
Youíre getting too close. I donít want them to hurt you.


(Turk pleads with something invisible that Molly canít see)


TURK (CONT.)
Please donít hurt her too. Please leave her alone. You have me... you donít need her too.


(Molly grabs Turk and shakes him)


MOLLY
Who are you talking to? Turk, thereís nothing there.


TURK
See what youíve done. Youíve made them angry. They are punishing me. They always punish me. They want to punish you too.


(Turk turns to Molly with an angry look in his eye and moves toward her with his fists clenched)


MOLLY
Stop. Youíre scaring me. What are you doing?!


TURK
I canít let you! No! But I have to... itís the only way to make the pain inside me go away.


(Turk moves to attack her and Molly screams. Turk falls to the floor before he can touch her and lays still a moment)


MOLLY
What happened to you? Whatís going on?


TURK
Lift me up... I feel like I am falling... Iím drowning inside. You feel so far away. I feel like nothing can reach me. Iím lost. Iím so weak. Please... I canít take this much longer. I canít do this anymore. How can I live with this pain inside me?


MOLLY
Then let me help you. Let me share the pain. Open up to me. Let me inside and I will fight this with you.


(Turk jumps up and looks for a way out of the room)


TURK
Thereís no place we can hide. Weíll never escape them. Run! Run before they find you! I am hell bound. They are burned in my soul. They are a part of me. But there is still hope for you.


MOLLY
Iím not leaving you. Iím here to stay. I will stay by your side and we can stop this together. Let me give you strength. Let me give you hope.


TURK
Hope... thereís no hope anymore... Iím too far gone... buried... buried deep inside this tomb... lost and undone. My kingdom has come, his will was done... I am beyond heaven and earth... there is no deliverance from this evil.


(Turk turns on her again. He is crying now. She tries to touch him but he pushes her away and falls to his knees)


TURK (CONT.)
Why are you still here? Save yourself. Please... you canít. Youíre not strong enough. You canít stop them.


(He hisses his last line quietly like he is possessed)


TURK (CONT.)
You can never take them from me.


END OF PROLOGUE


SCENE 1

An empty church waits in the night. Moonlight comes through the windows.  Monsters... horrible creatures are heard.  There is screaming. A couple runs inside the church. A man (Art) has a shotgun and pauses at the open door. A woman (Bea) rushes inside.

BEA

Get down... get behind the pews...

ART

They're stopping at the fence. 

BEA

Thank God.  Save your bullets.

ART

There's someone else out there trying to get through.

Bea goes to the door and looks.  She is scared.

BEA

You have to help them.

Art runs out yelling.  Shotgun blasts are heard.

Art (OC)

Come on! 

BEA

In here!  It's safe.

Another couple comes in.  The man (Turk) is hurt.  The woman (Molly) struggles to get him inside.  Bea helps. 

Molly

Don't touch his arm... something is wrong with his arm.

Turk

I don't know what they did to me.

MOLLY

Does it still hurt?

Turk

Don't worry... I will be okay.

BEA

Can we put something on it?

MOLLY

Maybe...

Art comes from the door scoops out some water from a holy water receptacle.  He goes up to Turk and pours it on his arm.  The arms steams in response.  Molly and Bea gasp.  Turk yells and collapses.  Molly cradles him.

Bea

What did you do?

ART

Those things out there are pure evil.  I had a feeling the holy water might help.

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CAST OF CHARACTERS

MOLLY: A beautiful singer who becomes central to the story.

ART: A leader who holds everyone together. Husband of Bea.

BEA: A spiritual person who helps guide the group.  Wife of Art.

DELIA: A wise cracking loner who decides to seek safety in numbers.

JUDE: A priest who wishes to protect everyone.

TURK: Companion to Molly who has been touched by the evil and is battling to be free.



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