Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1428 Puzzled (For Crime) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 11, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1428 Puzzled (For Crime) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 11, 2018   

Due to computer problems, could not post this last night - I guess I got the flu, the computer got the flu!  Hope everyone reading this is well - it is not a nice bug.

         CRIME is now in the running to become a one-act with a chance of production next year.  This could be one of  the scenes.  For more sections of CRIME,   
                            (For Crime)
                                A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved                                                                                

               (The detective comes out with a box of puzzle pieces)

How to put it all together.  That's the big problem.  You have all these pieces.  All these...clues.  And it makes sense in only one way.  But, unlike the puzzle you get in the box, the box with a picture on it that tells you what all those pieces look like when you do it right.....the pieces for these puzzles, well, there's no box.  You have to figure it out without a big clue.  Without a big picture.

And that's the hard part.  Because, no matter how hard you work, sometimes for years.  No picture.  No idea what all the pieces look like.  And the families come and ask you....

       (From the sides, different actors come forward)

1-  Have you heard anything?

2-  Anything new?

3  -  Did you ever get a match on that DNA?

4  - ...on that license plate?

5 - On......anything?  Any clues?

        (The detective shakes his head 'no' and the actors fade into the dark)

And it's not like you never solve anything.  You solve a lot.  In the first 48-hours.  60-70-80 percent.  Good percentages.  It's just that last bunch that you can't crack.....even have to retire......

       (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Because somehow, you can't retire from the ones you didn't solve.......not if you care.....

        (Lights up on the assistant)
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