Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #1007 No Strings by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 15, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #1007 No Strings by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 15, 2016

        Alert - Adult topics and language.
                                                               No Strings
                               A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved

            (He is shirtless,  and youngish, and jumpy)

No strings.  Whas zat mean, man?

No strings, like to hold me down?

No strings maybe no strings attached so's I can leave whenever I want?

Like not livin' together, or married.....no strings.....

See this.....

          (He bangs on his bare chest)

I got a shirt, but it ain't a shirt no more......because I got a good brain, ya know, like the ones that Shark Tank show.....

          (He takes something out of a pants pocket, and starts to open it up)

See this here.....it's more'n justa T -shirt.....if you got imagination....

           (He shows that this is was the T-shirt, but nowit is mostly in strips, tied together, and he starts out  to rip it up into more strips, continuing to tie them together)

Y'see, like when you come to a place like this....man, you know it ain't what they mean......they take it all away ......your hoodie and your sneakers and even your damn dental floss!   No belts, no laces....no shit!  But that don't stop me!

           (He now has something ...not a T-shirt at all anymore, but a rope)

No strings unless you can make 'em yourself.  No string can hold me here...ya know!  Too short for climbin' out the window, yeah......but not too short for what I need.....No strings can hold me here......on this planet.......

          (He takes the rope and wraps it around his neck, turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Are you the one gonna find me?  Sorry 'bout that.....

          (He exits......for real.)

(This is why they don't let anyone have strings in places like that....and why it doesn't always work.  For info on Suicide Prevention, please see here..... National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 1-800-273-8255 (24/7) Press 1 for Veterans line
and if you ever think someone is serious about suicide, please get help! please contact the Access and Crisis Line provided by the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency: 1-888-724-7240)

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