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End the Hurting

by D. M. Larson


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END THE HURTING
30 Second Monologue
from the published play
"Secrets of my Soul" by D. M. Larson
ISBN-13: 978-1493533589


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SCENE

(A face appears in the darkness. The face is sad and looks in pain)

ME
When you're hurting you look for weakness. You take that hurt and pass it on to me. You're hurting... so you hurt. You're damaged... so you damage. You're feeling pain so you cause pain... in me.

(The light becomes brighter and the face transforms looking stronger and determined)

ME (CONT.)
It has to stop. I will protect myself from the pain. I know the damage must be undone. I will end the hurting so I never hurt. And I must do it... for me.

END of SCENE


Another video version of the monologue that has an interesting twist:

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