Sunday, October 14, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1702 The Fear Factor (for Halloween) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 14, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day #  1702 The Fear Factor (for Halloween) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 14,  2018

                (Part of  the countdown for Halloween - only this is..... the real scary stuff)

                                          The Fear Factor
                                      A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved                                                    

              (An older man comes onstage, he is shaking.  He takes a deep breath to calm himself.)

Why am I shaking?  Because I'm afraid, goddammit!  Me!  I can't believe it either!  Gimme something to drink, and fast!  Something one of those coffees with extra chocolate in it!  I need it and I need it fast!

              (He takes a coffee cup and chugs it down)

Aaahhhh!  Can you believe it- me scared?  When people tell me they're afraid of spiders, I laugh!  When Halloween rolls around with all the zombies and vampires and crazies, I almost pee in my pants laughing!  I don't get scared!  

 I landed on the beaches at Normandy on D-Day!  I had 10 million Germans shooting at me!  I was wounded three times, went back into battle, survived the Battle of the Bulge!  But this is too much!  I can't take anymore......hit me again, only more coffee this time, barista!

              (He takes the cup and sips quickly, then starts to slow down.)

Only this time, no one's shooting at me and I'm not getting paid for it.....I'm being scared...for free!  For a favor, for my daughter!  I am ....

              (He can barely say the words)

....not sure what possessed me to say 'yes' at my age, I am almost 90 for God's sake!  But here I am, and...

              (He stands up tall)

when I give my word, it's my, better give me one more for the road...

             (He takes the cup, turns to leave, stops, looks back)

What am I doing?  Can't you figure it out?  Shaking like a leaf....nerves shot.....impending heart attack.....can't you tell.......I'm teaching my grandson to drive!

            (He shudders and exits.  Not the end...of fear!)


First posted -  Day #278 by Janet S. Tiger  The Fear Factor Nov. 17, 2014 

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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

I love these real-life horror stories. Keep them coming!