Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monologue Mania Day# 259 by Janet S. Tiger Frozen (daughter) Oct. 29, 2014

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Monologue Mania Day# 259 by Janet S. Tiger     Oct. 29, 2014 

                                                Frozen (daughter)
                             A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved

 See Day # 256 Mother's Choice and Day # 258 Frozen -opening

            (This is the daughter - she is in her thirties, very angry at her mother, who is totally involved with keeping her son alive and finding a way to help him.) 

You would say that, wouldn't you, mom?  That wolves chew off their feet to save their children.   But I think that's to get out of a trap.  Whatever.  But it really doesn't matter what either of us say, because
it was always about Tommy - even before the accident.  He was the football hero, he was the funny one.  You never cared about anything I wanted!

            (Puts up a hand, irritated)

And don't tell me that you don't think I should speak this way in front of my brother!


Mom, he can't hear us!  He hasn't heard us in 7 years!   You made me have my wedding in this stupid hospital - you have forced me to live my life in his shadow, well I am finished with it!

And for God's sake, don't tell me (imitates, has heard this many times) 'Once you have a child, you'll understand.  You'll know that you can sense if your child is gone.   There's something about it you cannot explain, but you'll know it when you see it.  And you will do anything to keep that child alive.  You'll see.  It doesn't matter if every doctor on the face of the earth tells you - you will know the truth and you will make sure that everything you can do is done to keep your child alive.'

           (She calms, looks at her mother)

Would you do the same for me?  If it was me, would you be visiting every day, reading me books?  Making sure the nurses are nice to me?  Would you, Mom?

          (Her head jerks- she has been slapped.  She turns to leave, holding her cheek, stops, looks back)

(Very cold)   I may not know a lot, according to you, but one thing I know is, if I have a child and the doctors say he's dead, I will be the one to say 'pull the plug!

          (She exits, end of scene)


Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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