Friday, February 23, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1472 The Importance of Donuts (for Crime) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 24, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1472  The Importance of Donuts (for Crime) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 24, 2018  

For Crime - not sure where this will go, perhaps after the killer confesses, closer to the end. For the play as it is now - Day # 1465  

                            The Importance of Donuts
                                         (for Crime)
                                       a monologue by Janet S. Tiger
                                           © all rights reserved 2018 

         (The detective looks at some papers, shakes his head)

Statistics.  One death is a tragedy.  One million deaths is a statistic.  Said by Josef Stalin, a man who would know these things.

Sometimes I think about all the cases in the world that go unsolved - or worse, the wrong person is accused and convicted.

A lotta cases.

And they haunt you.

The victims come back.....the killers.  I never needed horror stories - I lived in them.  

When I started, counseling was no big deal - if you complained, they told you to buck up.  Let it go.  Be a man.  They had to stop sayin that when they let women be cops.

Don't worry so much, have a beer.  Have another beer......Take a few days off......

How do I handle it?  I go watch my kids sports games.  I watch TV......but mostly....I eat donuts.  When I was a kid, and my Dad was back from wherever he'd been deployed, first thing he'd do, he'd take us to get some donuts.  Whatever town, there was always what he called.....'a donut  hole'

Some were really great....but the funny thing was....there was no such thing as a bad donut!

When my Dad died, they gave him a military funeral, and all his buddies showed up....with big boxes of donuts.  It's hard to cry, when you have a donut stuffed in your mouth!

Some guy is proof God loves us.....but I's donuts.

         (Takes one and starts to eat)

And the best part....they're not good for you!

          (He laughs, lights down)
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