This is a story of a possession of a young man in Berkeley Square London.
Karl Hope was a young and happy man with two younger sisters and his mother. They lived together happy and his sister who was two years younger than him had just got engaged. His other sister was much younger than him. His mother had a new boyfriend and they had decided to all move in together in a new house in central London just outside the busy streets in Berkeley Square. Famous for the song ‘a Knightingale sang in Berkeley square’.
The morning came where they moved in and they unpacked all their things in the house smiling and joking. Karl and his sister Kate and her fiancee Doug had a good friendship and they was close friends. Life was on the up for the family as it was a new start in a posh part of London.
The night began to fall early in the autumn night.
Karl, Kate and Doug was having a joke and fun together. Louise his little sister sat playing with her toys and his mum and her boyfriend Tony relaxed eating fast food. Everyone was happy.
Karl headed to the room he had chosen for his new bedroom. It overlooked the square high up.
He plugged the lamp in and turned it on. His door creaked open slowly and he didn’t think anything of it. His room glew bright. There was a shadow on the wall behind him which then moved away and down the hall along the wall….
They all played games before bed and then all went to bed for their first night and said goodnight to each other.
Karl entered his room and got on his bed. His phone rang on anonymous.
Hello. Karl answered.
It was silent for a second then a voice said…
Kill them all…said a deep voice.
Hello, who’s this? Said Karl.
Kill them… The voice said again.
Who’s this? Said Karl.
The phone disconnected. Karl smiled imagining it was one of his friends.
That night, in the dead of night Karl was asleep in his bed. Heavy footsteps could be heard coming slowly up the stairs coming closer as higher towards the top…. Then silence…. Then Karls bedroom door opened….
Karl awoke the following morning not feeling so well. He headed downstairs where Tony was making a cup of tea and getting ready for work.
His mum was ironing clothes and his little sister ran around and she teased him. Usually Karl would respond and play with her but today he found it annoying.
Kate and Doug appeared all dressed to go out the house behaving all romantic and Karl sipped his drink and didnt seem to enjoy it today.
Morning Karl said Kate hugging Doug.
He looked at them both sternly.
Will you two stop it? He said.
Ooo what’s the matter with you? Doug joked.
Karl went back upstairs. He lay on the bed and his phone rang from anonymous again.
Hello he said.
I dont like Doug… Kill him now. Said a voice.
Who is this? Asked Karl.
The line crackled a little.
Doug must die. Said the voice sternly.
Then the phone cut off.
An hour passed and Karl spent time the time listening to music. He heard one by one everyone leave the house. Silence gripped the house. He lay on his bed tired. Then something startled him… He heard footsteps on the landing below. He listened… Definate footsteps.
He went to his bedroom door…..he listened. There was footsteps…
Hello he said worried.
Who’s there? He asked.
Then he seen a shadow come towards him along the wall. He stepped back startled but something grabbed him. It threw him against the wall. He felt crushed and crushed and crushed until something entered him. He then felt free and could breath again.
The house went silent and he wandered around. He then looked in a mirror and he seen for a second something else or someone else stare back at him. His face seemed under pressure and he seemed angry. He paniced. He stroked a face which didnt feel like his.
That evening all his family played games while Karl didnt join in. He sat in a chair rocking back and forward.
Karl are you joining in? You usually love this game. Said his mother.
He didnt reply he gazed into thin air.
Karl are you OK? Asked his mum.
He looked round at her.
Why are you wasting time on me and not your new man? He said.
She was taken aback by his out of character response.
Someone’s in a bad mood. Said Kate.
You have been a bad boy go to your room. Said Louise joking.
He grabbed her by the arm.
Dont ever tell me what to do. Said Karl menacing.
Louise became upset.
Karl whats the matter son? Asked Tony.
Karl smirked and left the room and walked upstairs slowly.
He went to his room. Tears rolled down his cheek and he felt pain in his body.
He felt like someone else had control of him. He looked in the mirror and he was sweating.
That night Karls mum went the toilet in the middle of the night. She heard Louise’s door creak open a little from movement. She went in and looked to make sure Louise was OK.
She entered the room. Stood next to the bed on the other side was Karl just staring. In his hand was a knife.
Karl what are you doing? Are you OK? She asked.
Karl did an evil smirk.
Do you ever wish you had never had her? Wouldn’t it be so simple to make it all just go away. He said. He looked at the knife.
Karl is everything OK? I am worried. Said his mum. She approached and touched his arm and he froze.
He suddenly became himself again. He dropped the knife.
Where am I? What’s happening? He asked. She picked up the knife and led him to his room.
I think you must be a bit disorientated and having nightmares and got confused she said hopefully.
Karl got in bed and she left the room. An evil smirk crossed his face.
That night the sheets was pulled off him slowly and he began to float in the air asleep.
The following morning Karl headed downstairs slowly. He bumped into Doug in the kitchen who offered out a piece of toast.
Want a piece? Asked Doug kindly.
Karl punched the plate out of his hand across the room smashing the plate on the floor and sending the toast flying across room.
Katie stood up. Karl what is the matter with you? She asked.
They was all interupted by Tony coming down the stairs angry.
Who in the madness of this world has painted offensive words on the bathroom wall? He shouted.
They all set up to look.
In the bathroom on the wall was written ‘Die Doug die’ in big red letters. They all paused in shock and all denied it.
Everyone left the house and it was just Karl and his mum at home. She was worried about him.
Karl are you OK? What’s been happening the last few days? You don’t seem yourself? She said.
He sipped orange juice.
I am fine he said.
Has something happened? Friends or a girl upset you? Work? She asked.
He ignored her.
She came close and touched his arm.
You are not taking drugs or anything? She asked concerned.
He looked at her and then belted her so hard with the back of his hand she fell to the floor.
You stupid little whore. Die you whore. You and Tony are sinful creatures who must burn. He roared angry.
She stood up frightened by his actions. She quickly grabbed her coat upset and left the house.
An hour later Tony returned due to a phone call from Karls mum. He entered the house. There was muddy footprints everywhere. He followed them.
Sat at the table with his back to Tony was Karl.
What’s the matter son? Your mum is very upset. Said Tony.
Karl didnt respond but kept eating.
You do not and should never hit your mother. Said Tony.
Karl didnt respond again he kept eating.
Tony approached him shocked by the amount of mud stains in the house. He then noticed mud all over Karls hands.
What are you eating? Asked Tony.
He looked in the bowl at what Karl was eating. Karl was eating live worms….
What the hell are you doing? Asked Tony.
He grabbed the bowl from him and opened the back door and threw them outside.
You are sick in the head. What’s the matter Karl you need help. He said.
You eat chickens and baby lambs. I eat worms. What’s the difference? A creature is a creature. Said Karl.
You do not eat worms thats disgusting said Tony.
No more disgusting than a chickens egg or cows milk or a cows stomach but thats all fine as long as someone said so. In fact you are a creature. Imagine if I ate you. Said Karl.
I think we need to go a doctor first thing in the morning said Tony worried.
Then Karl suddenly returned to his original self and looked round. He began to clean up the mud and Tony went for a wash.
Later on Katie entered Karls room. He sat at a table writing.
You have made your room nice. She said.
He carried on writing non stop.
What are you doing? She asked.
He stopped and looked at her.
Are you glad you moved here? He asked. He continued writing.
Yes its nice and you? She asked.
Silence dominated him for a few seconds.
Yes but I dont feel the same. He said.
What happened with mum today? She asked.
That whore surely must have her mouth shut. Passing from man to man like money. He said.
Katie was shocked.
Dont say that mums never done that. She said.
Karl what is this you are writing? She asked.
She looked at what he wrote.
What is all this? She asked.
It said non stop.
Karl you are scaring me. What has Doug done wrong? She asked.
He didn’t reply he just continued.
I dont know whats happened to you lately.
Katie left the room with tears in her eyes.
The night came and everyone went to bed. Karls mum still hadn’t spoken to him since the mornings incident.
Tony sat up watching late night television. Unknown to him Karl had hovered over the steps on the stairs to the bottom and entered the room silently. In his hand was a hammer. He stood behind Tony who was sat on the couch.
He lifted the hammer and dealt a blow to Tony’s head. He flopped in his chair and blood poured from his head.
He then made his way upstairs.
His mother heard him. She peeped through the gap in the doors and seen Karl appear…. Hammer in hand and blood.
Karl headed down the coridoor. Louise peeped from her bedroom door and quickly hid. He passed by and entered Kate and Dougs room. His mum quickly went after him to stop him.
He entered the room slowly and Kate and Doug was making love.
He approached the bed slowly. He belted Doug on the back of the head hard and knocked him out and blood everywhere.
Karl what you doing? Screamed Kate
His mother flew in and his face changed to almost evil.
Just you two whores now. He said.
His voice was different and his appearance stretched.
He picked up a naked Kate with one arm by her neck.
His mother screamed.
Who are you? Where’s Karl? She roared.
Karl began to hover.
He dropped Kate to the floor. She crawled away towards her mum.
Karl is dead. I am Karl now. Said a deep voice.
What are you? Asked Kate
This is our home leave us alone. Leave Karl alone. Roared the mum.
This is my home. I have always lived here. I will leave you alone when you all die. Said Karl. He began to sick up spiders.
He approached kate and the mum. There was a rounders bat next to the wardrobe and the mum hit him with it and knocked him clean out.
Karl awoke chained to a chair. Two policeman sat there with his mum and another man.
The policeman spoke first.
Karl hope just to make you aware you are under arrest for the attempted murders of Tony Simpkins and Douglas Price. He said.
The other man who had Karl never seen before spoke.
Hello, we know Karl is in there. Can we speak to him please? My name is Morris.
I am Karl. Whats happening? Is Kate OK? Asked Karl.
She’s at the hospital with her fiancee. Said Morris.
Mum I am really sorry. It wasn’t me. I didnt do it. Said Karl.
I know hun… Said his mum.
Ssssh… We are being fooled by the spirit which has possessed him. Said Morris.
What is your name? Asked Morris.
Karl. Said Karl innocently.
Name? Asked Morris again.
Then Karl smirked evil.
You are a clever man Morris I cannot fool you. Karls dead I live within his body now. My name is lets say Shane.
OK Shane why do you come to this world? Asked Morris.
Because this world is weak and pathetic and vulnerable. With fools like you all who believe what you are told, believe only what you see and listen to what other people tell you is truth. Said Karl.
Why do you wish to walk amongst mankind. This is humanity we share. Said Morris.
The living know nothing of humanity. They spend their lives talking of it yet they allow elderly people to have incurable diseases and live and suffer in pain and agony de-moralized and spoon fed by strangers and a shadow of their former self. Yet you put animals down to be ‘humane’. How pathetic of you all. Said Shane
This is a world of God. People who believe and have faith in God. We shall never be led astray by darkness. Said Morris.
People of God? Nobody in this world knows anything of God and most dont read religion. They pick and choose when they want to know God and changed his laws and words to suit them. Said Shane.
You shall not lead us astray. Said Morris.
Lead you astray? I dont need to do that. Man leads man astray. You talk of humanity yet man leads man into wars leads them astray and kills people in evil ways merely for profit. People turn a blind eye to war when they are behind the bigger army as they are told the smaller army is bad people. Where’s the humanity in war and death of people for profit? Tell me Morris who truly leads you astray?
The dark forces of evil lead us astray. The words of such beasts like you.
There is no greater dark force than mankind. It won’t be the demons who kill your children Morris but mankind shall. I personally would love to kill you.
Please give us back Karl. Let him return to the people who love him and to light and love. Said Morris.
Love is a curse. There is little light within mankind thats why I love it here. The darkness of people is amazing. Where evil is much more interesting to them. Had I been an angel in this house I doubt there would be as much interest in me. What a wonderful world mankind created.
He began chanting.
Please let us talk to Karl. Said Morris.
When all goes good thank God, when all is bad blame the devil. When someone dies young it was what God wanted…..and mankind justifies this cruelty of hurt and suffering as what God wanted. It isn’t what they wanted…. How pityful. The fact of the matter is you all die. Most of you not pleasantly. Said Shane grinning.
He isn’t going to listen. Get ready. Said Morris to Karls mum.
She picked up a bottle of holy water and so did he. She poured it on his head the whole litre and so did he.
Shane screamed. They did it again with the third and last bottle.
God will win over you always, God is the light and the love and the protector. You shall never win over God. Said Morris.
All went quiet as Shane was silent and eyes closed. Then he opened them.
Mum whats happening? Where am I? Said Karl.
Morris asked questions and Karl answered them perfect to proove it was him.
Karl was arrested and taken to a mental health ward.
The following day Karls mum headed up the stairs to go bed. Kate was asleep… Doug and Tony alive…. Louise peeped through her bedroom door…. And did an evil smirk……