Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1692 Was (Scary for Halloween) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 4, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day #  1692  Was (Scary for Halloween) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 4,  2018

        (A countdown for Halloween - the real scary stuff)

                             Was - Scary for Halloween
                                   by Janet S. Tiger   
                                        (c)  2018    all rights reserved

       (We hear the sound of a wheelchair, then see the man in it come onstage.  He is hunched over, stops with his back to the audience, then slowly turns and looks)

Well this looks like a perfect crowd for Halloween!    

I've been listening to all the scary stories, but no one comes up with the scariest word of heard me, the scariest word.  Ok, cancer can be scary, but you know it's bad.  And murder and kidnapping and robbery, all of those words are just what they sound like because you know what they are - you know to expect something bad.

But the scariest word is one that you don't even realize is so bad......

And the word is......was.

You got it, was.

Let me tell you......once you use it, you know it's over.

        (He stands and removes his hat, and underneath we see a young man.)

I was  young.

I was good looking...

      (He takes off the robe he has on, showing off his chest in a tight T-shirt)

I was in good shape.

      (He goes to a member of the audience and smiles)

I was able to pick up girls.......and I was able to make them happy.

I was.......

      (He does a somersault) to move!

       (He holds a steering wheel)

I was a good driver......

         (He puts on a sailor's hat)

I was in the Navy!

        (He takes off the hat, puts on a nice jacket)

I was the head of a company......

I was successful!

I was a father!....who could remember the names of his children....

I was.......

        (He sighs and takes the robe, pulls it around him, sits weakly in the chair, young no more)

I was all these things.......

Was.......The scariest word......

        (He turns to leave in the chair, stops, looks back)
'll see............that it is.......

          (He wheels off slowly. )


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