The world is unfair.
It is filled with pain and misery, cruelty and sadness.
There is more bad than good; people inflicting pain on people; bigotry, discrimination, racism, poverty, hunger, sickness, war, slavery, famine, forest fires, environmental destruction.
It is of no surprise that humans choose to give up, to leave.
But the universe works with checks and balances.
Perhaps by the kindness of a supernatural being, who has been touched by the people’s cries of agony, allowed this phenomena to happen.
Nobody knew of it except for those who had experienced it.
Those that survived kept it to themselves.
Some sought answers. Humans are creatures of curiosity after all. Humans are creatures of intellect, constantly seeking explanation and reason to everything in the universe with the goal of understanding things that they do not know.
There is not one simple explanation to this complex phenomenon because every experience is unique.
One can argue about the validity of this phenomena. It seems absurd after all.
Because it may be nothing but the product of an over active imagination.
Or that nobody truly understands except for the people who have experienced it.
Whether it is true or not this book is not meant to be an explanation of ideologies. Nor is it an accurate depiction.
This is a story of two souls: one tired of living but is not allowed to leave and another who was supposed to leave as but still felt they have not finished their mission in life.
In a twist of fate these two entities met and formed an agreement. The one who was supposed to leave but still felt they have not finished their mission in life came and took over. The one that wanted to leave retreated in the darkness and allowed the chains to shackle him.
It is not evil.
It is not a possession.
It is not a mental illness.
It is called Walk-in.