A woman prepares her testimony with her attorney before taking the stand in court. Bruised and battered, she tells how her husband would get angry at her "stupid" mistakes. She wishes her story had a fairy tale ending. Her attorney hopes to get her charge knocked down to a second degree. #7812 About 280 words / 1 minute.
Paige, in her late teens, reflects on riding in the car with her grandmother. Even though her grandma was a safe driver, Paige often seemed to foresee a terrible accident. When her grandmother does die in a car accident, Paige feels her visions are the cause. (drama)
Shakespeare is a guest on a TV talk show to promote his updated classics: no more archaic references to fishmongers and codpieces. Instead, as various scenes are acted out, we see product placement now plays a huge part. There's a soft drink logo on Yorick's skull in "Hamlet"; the Weather Channel is plugged by the three witches in "Macbeth"; and a GPS device helps keep tab on Romeo. Where will it all end?!
A Yankee soldier describes his dread before and during a fierce battle against waves of Reb soldiers. The sounds, the sights, and even the smell of battle assault him as he tries to survive while shooting from a small hole in a low rock wall. He wonders what is the difference between bravery and sheer stupidity.
A MAN and a WOMAN are in a restaurant on a blind date. They find they have a lot in common and everything is going great until it comes time to order ice cream for dessert. She orders vanilla, which in his mind isn't even a flavor. Will they break up over something so.vanilla?
Mr. Shakespeare is serving as a substitute teacher but the young students are not very cooperative. When he starts to tell them the story of "Romeo and Juliet" they respond they can't be exposed to any stories that are too mushy or violent. Well, it is a story with treachery, sword play, poisoning and
Young Melanie is carefully showing a friend the newspaper article. It was Take Your Daughter to Work Day and Melanie's father had taken her to his office. A man who had recently been fired-though not by her dad-returned waving a gun, pointing it at her. She recalls everything happened in slow motion as her dad jumped over his desk to shield her from the shot. The newspaper called him an innocent victim. She calls him a hero. (drama)
From a new play, "Promedy" by Wade Bradford, this monologue is delivered by the normally bookish Beatrix Holiday, the 17-year old president of the student body. After her "ex-friend" deviously cancels the prom, Beatrix decides to find a way to bring back the end-of-the-year dance. In this monologue, Beatrix explains to her fellow student why prom means so much to her.
Cassie, in her late teens, is fiercely intelligent and very impulsive. She is planning her revenge on a nurse, revenge which includes biting a Barbie, because she doesn't have a needle or voodoo doll in her present residential location. (drama)
A young man waits by a romantic spot at the river for Janice, a young woman he's recently seen and instantly fallen in love with. He thinks it was destiny that they were at the jazz club at the same time. He wonders and hopes, even though he's never called her, will destiny bring them together now at the river?
Four female aliens on a space mission discover Earth and are disappointed in how Man-specifically men-are treating the planet. The aliens' mission is to make contact with other intelligent forms of life. Is mankind intelligent enough to share their wisdom or does the species fall into the "nuisance" category?