Monday, August 14, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1278 This by Janet S. Tiger (c) Aug. 14, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1278 This by Janet S. Tiger (c) Aug. 14, 2017        

                                         This  (c)                         
                                               by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2017 all rights reserved 
             (Actor enters with a letter, looks down)

I'm sorry I couldn't come sooner, but I had to wait until when everyone left.

             (Opens the letter, takes a deep breath, reads)

This.....this that was never meant to be....

Started like a summer rain.....

Slow.....slow enough that the first drops were barely noticed

Until suddenly there was a steadiness 

And the pace picked up

And a downpour is upon us

Caught in the rushing

Our moment brightened by the lightning

Frightened by the thunder

How many seconds away is it?

We count together

Ten.....then a bolt is only two away...

And then we are in the lightning's flash

Combined with the sound

It is like the beginning of time

But it signaled the end

For this was never meant to be

And it wasn't....except for a brief flash of a moment....

Except in memory

And in these words.....

           (Takes the letter and throws it into the audience, nods, exits)         
Note: A few words about 'free' -  all these monologues are protected under copyright law and are free to read, free to perform and video as long as no money is charged. Once you charge admission or a donation, or include my work in an anthology, you need to contact me for royalty 
Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315      
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8


Miriam said...

I start my day by reading Janet Tiger's latest monologue. Out loud. I always read them out loud. This is one I would like to perform on stage. Pure poetry.

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Pure poetry indeed! Beautiful.