Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1207 Swimming Through Acid by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 4, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1207 Swimming Through Acid by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 4, 2017  

                                 Swimming Through Acid    (c)
                                        by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2017 all rights reserved 

      (Teenage girl enters, swimming motion with her arms)

Some days, it feels as if I'm just swimming through acid.

I want to hurt myself, I want to feel pain, I want others to hurt me, to feel pain.

I live for pain.  I feel like the acid is eating away at me, at my body, at my soul.  How can I keep up like this?  I hate the meds I take, I hate the doctors, and the hospital.  And most of all, I hate this swimming.  Will I ever get to shore?

       (Looks at the audience)

Am I still in the nightmare?

Is this the end?  Or the beginning?  Oops. gotta go......

      (Swims off, looks back)

A shark has to keep moving or it the acid.

      (She exits into the dark)

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