Sunday, October 14, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1703 The Fear Factor (for Halloween) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 15, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day #  1703 The Fear Factor (for Halloween) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 15,  2018

This monologue is a companion piece to last night's (#1702)- and will be part of my upcoming collection of monologues for teenagers.

                (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                                                    

          (A teenage boy runs in, he is sweating and very disheveled.  He waves wildly.)

Hey, I need something fast, nothing alcoholic, I'm driving, do you have like a milk shake?


All right!  Make it a double!  Yeah, two of them!  And put lots of chocolate syrup in there.

         (He paces as he waits, wiping his wet head with a sleeve)

Man, I have done some gnarly stuff on my skateboard, you know?  And over in Hawaii, I've surfed super big waves, and I even went out on a blind date one time, that was pretty scary......but today, oh, man, I have never been so frightened in my whole life, not even when I was a kid and my brother told me that there were monsters in the closet who came out at night - I didn't sleep for two weeks!

But this, this is REAL scary stuff!  A couple of times, I thought I was finished!

And I'm not even twenty yet!  It's not fair!  I wanna live!  I wish I hadn’t promised my Mom I’d do this!  But hey, a promise to Mom…..I can’t go back on that……

           (He takes the milk shake and gulps it down fast.)

Brain freeze!  Maybe that'll help and I won't be so afraid any more....

           (He now takes the second shake, pays)

(Thinks)  Nah, still scary......(looks at his phone)  Hey......gotta go.....

            (He turns to leave, stops, looks back)

What am I doin'?  Can't you figure it out?  Shakin' like a leaf....nerves shot ......stomach is all knotted up......can't you tell, man.....I'm teaching my grandfather to drive!

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

First posted -  Day #279 by Janet S. Tiger  The Fear Factor Nov. 18, 2014 

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