Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1641 Shadow Runner (for EPP) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Aug. 14, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1641 Shadow Runner by Janet S. Tiger (c) Aug. 14, 2018
                    Shadow Runner
                         a monologue  by Janet S. Tiger (c)  2018
     (The young boy who runs out is covered  head to toe - not an inch of skin showing - he runs from one area of the theater/stage to another, furtive)

Where's the next shadow?  There!

         (He goes to a place where no lights are shining, takes off face covering, shakes head)

I'm safe...out of the sun....the sun......I may be my father's son, but the son is not a friend of mine.

Look at my skin...

         (He takes off his jacket, his skin is very pale)

No suntan....ever.

They call me vampire.....because I can't be in the sun.....or I will die.

But at least.....I can live....in the shadows.....

       (He covers himself over and runs through the lights to another dark spot)

And maybe......what I see in the shadows......other people would rather not see.....that's why I am going to become a detective.....and my name is going to be......the Shadow Runner.....because that's what I do....run to the shadows........

        (He exits, running.  Scene 1 in a play to be written about EPP)

Some background on a subject that deserves more light shining on it -

EPP is a very rare disease -info here

EPP usually presents in childhood with the most common mode of presentation as acute photosensitivity of the skin. It affects areas exposed to the sun and tends to be intractable. A few minutes of exposure to the sun induces pruritus, erythema, swelling and pain. Longer periods of exposure may induce second degree burns. After repetitive exposure, patients may present with lichenification, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation and scarring of the skin.

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