A 10 Minute Monologue
by Dee Cliburn
AT RISE: ANGEL marks hopscotch squares, then jumps and chants.
ANGEL (Skipping on sidewalk)
STEP ON A CRACK, BREAK YOUR MOTHER’S BACK . . . NO! . . . DON’T! I’m
barely missing the cracks. What if I make a misstep? Is that what’s happened already? But when? Which crack? . . . DO IT! GO AHEAD AND DO IT! Read more... (1467 words, estimated 5:52 mins reading time)
SEBASTIAN, mid forties or fifties, is a custodian at a library and lives in a cold water flat. HE has befriended RACHEL, a street person, and wanting to help her, he invites her for tea. As she enters, he paints a wall red. Their relationship grows with exchanges of life experiences, conversation of red walls and people who choose them. “You’ve never painted a wall red? A pity…I misjudged you.” Read more... (86 words, estimated 21 secs reading time)
A 10 Minute Duologue
By Dee Cliburn
AT RISE:………………..BAXTER, a college professor who loves his female students too much, and GRETA, his wife rush from their house to their car. SHE carries suitcases.
(Sarcastically) Read more... (1951 words, estimated 7:48 mins reading time)
His “devil woman” dares him to meet her at midnight at the swampland’s Monster Oak. How can he refuse? She’s playing him and someone has to lose. He cannot refuse, though the night is filled with darkness and its creepy things. Who will win?
Read more... (71 words, estimated 17 secs reading time)
Dixie is a country girl with big, hard arm muscles. She got them from swinging her baseball bat, like her daddy, a baseball player, taught her. He left Mama a long time ago, went up to Colorado, to the mountains. He sent her a postcard once with snow and big, green fur trees on it. He’ll send for her some day. In the meantime, she’ll keep on getting counseling from the preacher and try to overcome her problem. She keeps running Mama’s boyfriends off–in her own special way. Read more... (121 words, estimated 29 secs reading time)