Monday, June 12, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1215 The Fungus Among Us by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 12, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1215 The Fungus Among Us  by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 12, 2017  

     This is part of a full-length play called CRIME - other monologues are on these days-
171, 172, 190, 193, 219 - 223, 226, 239, 320, 393, 409

                                             The Fungus Among Us
                                              a monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                                     (c) all rights reserved (c) 2015

          (This is a man of average height, weight, age......nondescript.  He walks on, turns sideways, then faces forward)

I like weird stuff.  I know a lotta weird stuff.

Didja know that if a murder isn't solved in the first 24 hours, the odds start to go down EXPONENTIALLY that it will ever be solved?

Didja know that all the TV stories about cold cases are taken from the very few that are ever solved?

Didja know that right now, in this country, over one third of all murders.....are never solved.

That's right, in 33 out of one hundred cases....the murderer is

       (Points into the audience)

And they are walking a fungus among us.....maybe even, sitting right next to you.

Think about this cheery thought when you are out in a crowd sometime.....downtown, or in a bus, on a subway......waiting in line at the bank.....who is that person next to you?  Have they actually...taken another's life?

       (Smiling, goes into audience)

Because....if you think about it, in any busy day, in any busy are going to be very close....

        (Nudges up next to an audience member) someone who has done something.....bad.......very bad.

So when they say 'be careful'....., maybe, just maybe, you have to very careful....

         (Jumps back onstage and turns to exit, stops, looks back)

Because never know......that person next to you......could

           (He  points into the crowd and runs offstage.  Not the end of doubt.....)

First posted Day #527  July 24, 2015
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