A young man tries to climb out of a seemingly endless pit deep inside the Earth which represents his depression and loneliness. He can see far above the people who put him down there. He feels rage towards them. As he climbs, a demonic entity tries to encourage his rage and fuel his depression. The entity tries to encourage him either down the path of vengeance, or to simply let go and fall to his doom below. No more feeling. No more pain.
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I AM UNSURE HOW TO BEGIN, as I have started and stopped more than I care to admit. Sometimes stopping out of fear, I have written chapters that will never see the light of day. Sometimes starting out of anger—I am frustrated by my own ramblings as rage can only take me but so far. There truly is no safe place to pour out my soul, and I once found…
A parallel story running alongside this one, set in the real world, focuses on a wannabe actor named Christian Anderson. All alone, without a purpose in life, and used to rejection by others, he seeks his dream because he feels it will be the key to ending the stagnant and lonely state that is his life and help him find happiness and fulfillment. By becoming successful, he will validate himself and be able to rub it in the faces of those who scorned him. His encounter with a particular group that reaches out to him, however, causes him to question the way he's always viewed others' actions towards himself, and the way he remembers some of the hurtful experiences from his past.