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DEMONS

BY D. M. LARSON

Adapted from the play "Holy Ground" ISBN-13: 978-1502875990


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DEMONS BY D. M. LARSON (DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE ADAPTED FROM A PUBLISHED PLAY "HOLY GROUND" ISBN-13: 978-1502875990)

DEMONS BY D. M. LARSON (DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE ADAPTED FROM A PUBLISHED PLAY "HOLY GROUND" ISBN-13: 978-1502875990) Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved Please do NOT repost the text of this play online in any way.


TURK


Don't get any closer. I don't want to hurt you. I've been trying to hide them. I wanted to protect you. I hid the truth from you. I wanted to keep you safe. But there's no place where we can hide. Look into 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 can't breathe. Can you show me how to get rid of them? Can you help me? You're getting too close. I don't want them to hurt you. Please don't hurt her too. Please leave her alone. You have me... you don't need her too. See what you've done. You've made them angry. They are punishing me. They always punish me. They want to punish you too. I can't let you! No! But I have to... it's the only way to make the pain inside me go away. Lift me up... I feel like I am falling... I'm drowning inside. You feel so far away. I feel like nothing can reach me. I'm lost. I'm so weak. Please... I can't take this much longer. I can't do this anymore. How can I live with this pain inside me? There's no place we can hide. We'll 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. Hope... there's no hope anymore... I'm 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. Why are you still here? Save yourself. Please... you can't. You're not strong enough. You can't stop them. You can never take them from me.


END OF SCRIPT






This monologue is adapted from the scene below in the published play "Holy Ground" ISBN-13: 978-1502875990 available on Amazon.com:


This monologue is adapted from the following scene:


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 into 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



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