Thursday, October 19, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1344 Deadfall by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 19, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1344 Deadfall by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 19, 2017    

                                       A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © All rights reserved 2017

         (A man in a forest service uniform enters, with a clipboard)

These questions are very important to the continuing health of the forest.

First, we need to know how long you will be staying here.  Next, we need to make sure you understand about the vital importance of leaving nothing behind....and that includes all items from your behind, if you know what I mean.

The specifics are in the papers we gave you.  You should have time to read everything before the next shuttle arrives.

And if you have any questions, please ask now....

        (Looks into the crowd, nods)

Yes, we will give you bags for your items that need to be taken out.

       (Points and listens)

No, it is not advised to take photos of bears.  Bears can run fast, and they are very fond of human food - in all wrappers.

        (Listens, stops)

Deadfall.  Good question.

Deadfall is fallen timber and tangled brush.

(Takes a deep breath)  But sometimes, it is a trap.  Sometimes it is set up by hunters, who want to crush their game.  The animal is pushed or rushed or forced into a location, and when it trips the cord.....a heavy weight falls, and the animal is killed.  Or wounded so badly it dies an unpleasant death.

Much like those of us humans who do not see the  accumulation of dangerous items, ready to crash onto us.....unable to extricate ourselves in time....but we hear the sound of the cord, and the momentary silence before the items hit our when our wives don't come home on time from work, and when they go on out of town convention trips, and stay an extra day or two, with the office staff......when the sheriff hands you those papers.....and it feels like ....the whole world has just crapped rocks on your head......

That is deadfall.

       (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Watch out for really hurts.

       (Exits to a dangerous forest)


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