The latest in my series based on War Of Th Worlds.
The Journalist (central character), having survived a confrontation with the Martian fighting machines, comes across the bdy of a parson (priest) i a ruined graveyard. Believing him to be dead, he decides to bury him. Just then he hears a woman’s voice shouting out the parson’s name. it’s the parson’s wife. Beth. His eyes open.He’s alive.
They all take refuge in an abandoned house.
It becomes clear that the parson is delussional and rants about being given a sign to drive out the Martians as he believes them to demons sent by the devil.
After a Martian cylinder lands on the house, killing Beth, the parson sinks into a deeper pit of despair, drawing the attention of the aliens. When the Martians start searching, the Journalist knocks the parson unconscious. The Martians carry the parso away.
This is depicting the crazed dream that the Parson has about casting out the Martians as demons.