Prisoner of Silence
One will live. One will die. Choose life or death. Or the decision will be made for you.
Demons break through mortal flesh. Dolls once playthings for children spring to life with vicious intent. The dead of animal and human alike lash out in malevolent wrath. A multitude of horrors are inflicted upon Avita as she is forced to choose before it's too late.
Why do they have to die so I can live?
Who or what is doing this to me?
Is there a way to escape?
How did I get here?
Where am I?
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
The haunting quality of the song and the connecting point of the word silence would introduce the movie. There are hints of answers to questions proposed throughout the narrative seeded in the song. The root of the novel is a mystery. What is happening? Where is she? Only at the end does she discover the truth.
The song describes what it feels like to be inside the mind of someone struggling with depression, fueled by anger and self-loathing. It is acknowledging that these elements are something that is familiar, like a friend to someone who suffered through these experiences. One must overcome these to heal from their past.
When I first began writing the book, I refused to write it without knowing the ending. It's rare that ever know an finale to a book when I first begin it. I had to know going into it, was it worth it? What's the point of it all? This song embodies that conclusion and hopefully resonates with a movie audience.
Originally sung by Linkin Park, this is a slower, more somber version that creates a sense of giving into fate. In the book, Avita is struggling against what feels like an unending series of events. At many points along her journey, she feels that what is the point? In the end, it won’t matter. This song reflects those feelings.
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Prisoner of Silence?
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Prisoner of Silence?
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