The Hungry Ghost
This is why a lot of people create things I think… There are more of us out there than you may suspect. Putting a face on your demons helps you visualize yourself defeating them. We all play out these stories in our heads — if you can get yours out in some constructive way that can resonate with others, I think that’s progress.
Its not a demon. Demons imply free will and choice and there isn’t a choice. Demon also implies that it can be exercised and removed like a tumor. That isn’t even close to it. We refer to it as the Hungry Ghost. In the Hindu religion when a soul dies with anger or through some sort of tragic incident like suicide it becomes a ghost that follows people who are going through similar situations and starts to consume its krama. There is a hole in the ghost that it tries to fill with that person. There is an incomplete creature that attempts to eat away taking someone down with them. It often destroys the soul of the person that the ghosts attack. When I started writing again after a year’s hiatus I envisioned it as such. A wraith that would sit on the edge of my bed with its black…
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