We all get up day in and day out and go through our monotonous routines without giving any thought to what’s really going on in the background of our lives. We tend to believe that if we’re in a good head space and things are going well in our life that we’re in control of our destiny. On the flip side, if we’re in a bad way and everything seems to be going wrong that our lives are out of sync, or we’ve failed in some way.
As a rule, people tend to fall into one of three distinct sects, and either spend the whole of their existence trying to reach a higher status, or retain their existing status; those persons who effortlessly glide through life and attain success while barely having to lift a finger, individuals who work extra hard to accomplish their goals, and the perpetual failures who never seem to accomplish anything.
Society as a whole tends to view individual accomplishments, or the lack thereof, as a suitable method for determining a person’s worth. Whether they’re worthy to be in our company, or are to be spurned and written off as insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
But what if there’s more to it than what we can visibly see…?
I believe that there exists another layer of reality, which the natural eye is not privy to, and in this ‘other’ reality there are times when preternatural entities are allowed to wreak havoc in our lives.
Come… Let’s explore these alternate realities together, and let’s use the movie “Fallen” as our prime example.
I was so intrigued by this film that I am, in my spare time – as if I have any time to spare – writing a feature film that sort of picks up where “Fallen” left off. Detective Hobbs was enjoying a stellar career in law enforcement, basically just cruising along in life, when he was summoned to an execution that would alter the course of his entire destiny.
Edgar Reese, the condemned murderer, was possessed by an evil spirit, and it was this evil spirit who, through Edgar Reese, summoned Detective Hobbs to the execution. When the detective showed up, the evil spirit tried to enter him when Edgar shook his hand, but failed.
However, from that moment on, there was a drastic change in Hobbs’ life. The evil spirit, or spirits, couldn’t take possession of him, so it went on to use people, situations and circumstances around him to disrupt his life, discredit him, and basically drive him to the brink of insanity.
A series of murders, all of which pointed to Detective Hobbs as the prime suspect, happened immediately following the death of Edgar Reese, calling into question the detective’s character and everything he’d accomplished throughout his entire career. Especially after he shot a man possessed by that same spirit, who was coming at him with a gun. A man that witnesses – also under the influence of this spirit – went on to say was unarmed.
To the external eye, it looked as if Hobbs had gone rogue, or had always been dirty, and his unscrupulous actions were just now coming to the forefront. No matter how hard the detective fought to right these, perceived wrongs, the adverse circumstances continued to have a ripple effect in his life, ultimately resulting in his disgrace and death.
Think about that, dear readers, the next time you decide to “judge a book by its cover,” because the longer I live, the more I’ve come to believe that nothing is ever what it seems, and most people are not who they claim to be!
Here’s to getting it done… Cheers guys!
See you out there,
~ Ann Deprés