Epiphany's Mantra

i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes
-e.e. cummings

9.09.2008

My Acceptance Speech

Daydreaming
by Epiphany


INT - OFFICE CUBICLE - MIDDAY
Girl sitting at her desk day dreaming about receiving an award. Her hair is a mess and her diamond studded cat eye glasses have partially fallen down her nose. Office noise continues in the backgound. Canned appaulse is heard after she is introduced as the winner.

DAYDREAMER
Well most people start their speeches with "I would like to THANK -
- but I am gonna tell you a story

DAYDREAMER
It all started one day - (smiles)

CROWD
(groans)

DAYDREAMER
- one day when I was mistaken for Halle Berry. (laughs)

DAYDREAMER
Oh that's the wrong story –
-oh just a minute (flips thru)
oh it is right here, I just had it –
-hmmm just a minute, where is it
(Moves papers aside and fixes glasses that have become crooked)

DAYDREAMER
Oh I see it –
(bends done to pick up the fallen piece of paper)

DAYDREAMER
Oh Dear -(as her beautiful dress rips in the back)
CROWD
Ohhhhhh

DAYDREAMER
- Hey no more brownies for me -
(smiles while trying to stand; her glasses fall onto the stage)

DAYDREAMER
Oh I will get thoses -
(She goes down again bumping her head on the podium knocking her wig to the side)
-Here we are (rises and smile)

CROWD
owwwwww

The music starts and the escorts move in place to guide her out

DAYDREAMER
Oh No...(pause as she is manuevered away)
Well thank you everyone (she waves and screams back towards the microphone)

Thank you, Mom, Bill my husband and –
(running back to the podium and grabbing the microphone)

She is dragged away by the smiling escorts and security

ANNOUNCER
Let's hear it everyone (clapping with a raised eyebrows and whispering)

Coworker shakes day dreamer on the shoulder to wake up

COWORKER
We have to go, don't forget you are getting the Laurel Award for Comedic Writing tonight, are you ready?

DAYDREAMER
Oh Gosh –NO!

They exit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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