For this one, you must convince a teen to let you haunt his friends in a cabin.
THRESHOLD (any gender, late thirties through late life)
Charlie, you only THINK you know what I am. You've seen forms of me in countless movies. Sometimes I'm visible. Sometimes I'm invisible. But I always and the bad one... the "Evil Spirit" terrorizing the innocent young teens in the cabin. Right?
You see what many don't understand about me... I'm actually not a demon. Charlie, I'm an angel. I do terrorize teens in cabins, it's true. And sometimes the teens die. But whether they live or die, I PURIFY THEM, Charlie... I bring out their survival instincts. I turn them from children into grownups. If they die, they die with their souls cleansed by the terror.
You know, centuries ago, I was conjured, I was INVITED by tribal leaders to terrorize the children. It was a rite of passage to adulthood. I was an honored guest in the communities. Now? I need to catch young people like you, alone for a walk in theses woods... making my case for you to take me to the cabin, allow me past the threshold...
Charlie, if you make it so I can do my work, you will have proven yourself an adult. You will lead me to the cabin. If your friend and the girl have finished fornicating, you'll knock and enter, with me behind you. You will say these words: "Guys, I found a friend."
This will get me past the threshold and then I can begin my work on the the two teens. You? You may walk to the car and drive away, unbothered. You have my word.
Shall we make our way back to the cabin? Are you willing to do a service to yourself and everyone else?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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