So Miranda Kate, has tagged me in this blog game which involves searching your current WIP (Work in Progress) for the word ‘look’ and posting the surrounding paragraphs, then tagging another 5 writers to do the same.
Here's my contribution.
It's a scene from a play I'm writing called ' Must the show go on?'
Lights up and we see Claire alone, looking anxiously into a mirror.
Claire: Did I do the right thing tonight?
We hear Ramona’s voice off stage.
Ramona: What was that?
Claire: Nothing, just talking to myself.
Ramona enters carrying two glasses of wine.
Ramona: That’s the first sign of madness, unless you’re and actress.
Claire: Really? I never knew that.
Ramona: It’s a proven fact. I myself have suffered for years from this disorder.
Claire: When did you become aware it was a problem?
Ramona: Mmm let me see now (pause) Ah yes, I was standing on the station platform and learning my lines sing an ipod to as the other cast members when I looked over at a rather good looking young man who thought I was talking to him.
Claire: Brilliant, what did he do when he found out it wasn’t him you were talking too?
Ramona: Never told him. Even after I slept with him.
Ramona: What? I was young, carefree and single.
Claire: I wish I had your confidence!
Ramona: It wasn’t confidence. It was stupidity, especially after I married him. Anyway, how are you?
Claire: It’s been a tough few months but I’m fine now.
Ramona: What happened?
Claire: This is difficult for me.
Ramona: Aww hun.
Claire: The person I am now is not the same person I was then.
Ramona: We all change. Sometimes its natural, sometimes it’s forced upon you by circumstances.
Claire: Well this is both. Well sort of.
Ramona: Look we don’t have talk about this if you feel you’re not ready.
Claire: Thanks, but I need too. I just hope you’ll understand.
Ramona: Darling, I doubt what you have to say can shock me.
Claire takes a deep breath.
Claire: I used to be a man.
Ramona: You used to be a man.
Ramona: And now you’re not.
Claire: Not since three months ago when I had that thing taken away.
Ramona: Fucking hell.
Claire: See you are shocked.
Ramona: Well sort of. However I have one very important question to ask.
Claire: And that is?
Ramona moves in closer putting her hand on Claire’s leg.
Ramona: Did we ever sleep together?
Claire laughs and taps Ramona on the hand.
Claire: Not that I’m aware of.
Ramona: So how do you feel? I mean do you feel completely a woman now?
Claire: I’ve always been a woman trapped in a man’s body.
And now I have to choose 5 writers.
So here they are!