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Published by Joseph Frost
An old woman, waiting.
An old woman, waiting.

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Published by: Joseph Frost on Aug 23, 2013
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21: Hurry
byJoseph Frosta play written forThe 31 Plays in 31 Days ProjectDraftAugust 21, 2013© Attic Scripts, 20134550 Normandy DrJackson, MS 39206atticscripts@gmail.com 
A woman sits in a wooden chair, next to a small table.She is on the small stoop in front of a door, which leadsinto a small house.The table has a small glass with simple flowers in it.The woman has a shawl and wears a bonnet.WOMANI have something in mindHe’s returned home to meWell and aliveHe’s got a distant look in his eyeHe looks through meAnd I know what he’s seenBut my heart doesn’t careBecause he’s come back Able to come back She moves the flowers toward the front of the table.WOMAN (CONT’D)Cooler todaySupposed to rain Not a day for reunion Not a day for returningMuch cooler than yesterdayClouding over And a hint of rain in the air That tasteShe adjusts her shawl and bonnet.WOMAN (CONT’D)He’s so far to walk From the front to homeMiles and oceansI can’t imagineI always imagine
him walkingfields and valleysaround obstacles and obstructionsuntil he walks that laneright up to meand I embrace himShe moves the flowers again.WOMAN (CONT’D)He’ll pass the gate by the edge of town past the guards and gunsSidewayskeeping his attentionaway from distractionShe pulls the shawl tight.WOMAN (CONT’D)Cooler even moreI’d eat but for the fear of missing himI’d rest but for the feaof him missing meI’d close my eyes but for the feaShe leans forward.WOMAN (CONT’D)(pleading to no one)Hurryhurrycome to homesave waiting for another dayand beginthe journeyhome

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