Sunday, January 7, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1425 The End (for Crime) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 8, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1425 The End (for Crime)  by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 8, 2018     
   CRIME is now in the running to become a one-act with a chance of production next year.  This could be the last scene.
                       The End
                                           (for Crime)
               ©Janet S. Tiger
                     all rights reserved 2018

(The detective is seen.  He is smoking.  The others are now all talking at the same time – but we can’t clearly hear what they are saying – snippets come through)

-'there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about…'

-'I wonder if she’s still alive.........

 -.......'even though I know he can’t be'.....

-'We still celebrate the birthday… it’s been  years….'

-'My husband committed suicide five years later, he couldn’t stand the guilt of not having protected his baby…'

-'People say you have to forgive, but that's easier said than done.....'

(The speakers slowly fade from view but the sounds still echo until they blur into a mist of words, slowly disappearing into a faint background hum.

The detective starts to walk off, then looks back at the audience.)

DETECTIVE -  Did you expect some massive understanding?     Life, death, revenge, forgiveness......Did you think  the climax would solve all these issues?  (Laughs)  That’s optimistic!  Crime continues around us – we are all touched by it every day – even if just on the news.    Whether it ever happens to us like here – or if it’s a stolen car or break-in, we can never let it go completely.  Ignoring it is possible, but ...unless you live on a desert island......not really.We are all part of the same society.  When one of us is cut, we all bleed.

     (He puts out the cigarette and goes to leave.)

DETECTIVE – It’s all Biblical in the end -    And the Lord said unto Cain – Where is thy brother Abel?  And he said…I know not……… am I my brother’s keeper?

        (As he walks to exit, the lights fade from him and we hear)

DETECTIVE -  Yes.....Yes, I am my brother's keeper.

          (The end)
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