Saturday, October 7, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1332 What's the Big Deal? by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 7, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1332 What's the Big Deal? by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 7, 2017                        
        This is actually an idea for a short animated video.  Would it work as a monologue (or two) without the visual?  Not sure, but am working on it!                               
                                     What's the Big Deal?
                                             by Janet S. Tiger
                                           © all rights reserved    2015                             


          (A large man is seen, drinking a beverage from a mug.  He is smiling, enjoying the drink.  A large woman enters, sees the man and is annoyed)

WOMAN -  I knew it!  I knew it!  I just knew it!

          (She goes over to the mug and looks in, then grabs it and takes a swig)

MAN -  I know you knew it.....we're a very knowing couple......

WOMAN - (Furious)  If you washed out the mug, I would never have known!

         (She looks behind the man, shakes head)

WOMAN -  Well, maybe never is an imaginary long time!

MAN -  Stop being so worried and annoyed about everything, it'll ruin your enjoyment of the now!

WOMAN -  Enjoyment of the now?  What is that supposed to mean?

MAN -  It means this.....

          (We see him reach and take a sugar cube and drop it into his coffee as she watches, furious)

MAN -  Sweet!

WOMAN -  Amazing! I've been working on this all day....why didn't you use the ones from the box!
I asked you to PLEASE use the ones from the box!

MAN - (Unconcerned)  What's the big deal?

WOMAN -  (Almost ranting)  What's the big deal?  (Starting to stamp her feet)  What's the big deal?  (Almost foaming at the mouth)  WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?

MAN -  (Calm, sipping)  Yeah, what's the big deal?  I asked you to make me a cup of coffee, and you said you were busy, and I figure....what's the big deal?  I'll make it myself....and I did, and .....(smiling, seductive) know I like sweet stuff in my drink, baby....

          (He reaches over and grabs her around the waist, bringing her closer)

MAN -  And you know I like your sweet, whaddaya say?

          (Even though annoyed, she starts to giggle)

MAN -  You can finish later......right?  There's always tomorrow......

         (He takes her arm and they start to walk off.  She looks back, suddenly takes a sugar cube and runs  puts the cube on top of a pile of other cubes.  He shakes his head, reaches out his hand. )

WOMAN -  I guess you're right, there's always tomorrow......

          (As they exit, the camera will show a distant image of what looks like stacked sugar a shape we recognize as.....the real pyramids of Giza......and there are a few of the stones missing........but, hey?what's the big deal, it's still impressive from most of the angles....)

The Pyramids of Giza........what difference do a few cubes/stones make?
  First posted Day #596 What's the Big Deal?  Sept. 30, 2015
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