Friday, January 5, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1423 The Chart of Secrets (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 6, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1423 The Chart of Secrets (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 6, 2018     
    For other monologues from Caregivers Anonymous, please see below for days and links

                                         The Chart of Secrets

                                            (for Caregivers Anonymous)
                                            A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   
                                                     © all rights reserved

          (The actor brings a board and puts it on the wheelchair)

See what this is?  It's the monthly list of all doctors appointments.  One month, I counted and there were 22 days that were available for appointments, and yet there were 25 appointments!

How is that possible?  Easy - when you have more than one appointment on any day!

But the other side of this chart,

          (Turns the board around)

.....well, it's a secret chart.....or rather....a chart of secrets!

Every family has secrets.....but as you age, you forget who knows what secret!  And who can never know that secret!  So you need a chart.......

          (Points to one of the items)

This is a good example.  Uncle Thad  got hurt on the job two years ago......but that's not true, no... he was fired!.....but he pretended to be hurt, so he could get, the family members with memory issues, they can't be told that, just in all they can ever hear about Uncle Thad is that is getting therapy and feeling better a little at a time.

And over here.....Cousin Millie had cancer 5 years ago - but it's come back.....only she doesn't want her own mother and father to know, just us!  

Plus, there's the question of who gets to know about the baby given up for adoption by this is where it gets confusing......Millie can't know because she's getting chemo, but since the others don't know about the chemo, it's ok for them to tell might get her upset........Oh, what a tangled web we weave.....when first we....something or other to deceive......

          (Looks at the chart, sighs)

I guess, the chart of secrets will have to get bigger!

           (Takes the chart down, goes back to seat, stops)

At least we don't have any secret murderers on the chart!

           (Looks up)

At least.....I don't think so!  Oh, and there is one item that is definitely NOT a secret.  That would be who is the one responsible for taking everyone to their appointments.  That would be

           (Lights down .  End of scene)
For other Days with Caregivers monologues-

Day # 268
 Wheelchair of Fortune Open Act 1

  Opening Act 2

 Free at Last

, 273
  New opening Act 1 , 

  Helping Hands

, 285
, The Day Before

,  The Day Off

  Christmas Evie

  When I Was a We

, 380
  If You Want Closure

  When Does the Day Begin

, 444
  Not Going Back

 Not the End

, Not the End (revised)

  What I Know

  Eggshell Promenade


 Turn Around

 Vacation Daze

  The Wife

, 484
  Not the Wife

, 513
  Travel Toys

  Almost the End


569  Thin Ice Dilemma

666  - Palimpsest

692  - Resilience

702  - Someone Else

714 New Inventions

777 New Journals

778  The Caped Wonder

782 - Duo

783   Day in the Life of a Caregiver

797  Gold Medal

802  Misplaced

812  Paid

820  The Fallen

1422  What About Me?

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Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315      
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983

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