Features Artist-in-Residence Published 14 May 2012

The Dimmer

Extending the season of 100W microplays.

Kicking K

MOTHER on DAUGHTER’s bed.

DAUGHTER: &&& And we were – stuck – in the corner.
&&&
MOTHER: Then what?
&&&
DAUGHTER: The big – girl had – big purple claws.
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MOTHER: Nails. People have nails.
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DAUGHTER: And she – scratched allllllll down Polly’s face.
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MOTHER: Oh my God.
&&&
DAUGHTER: And there was bloooooood.
&&&
MOTHER: Darling.
&&&
DAUGHTER: And she licked it all up like yum.

MOTHER hugs DAUGHTER.

DAUGHTER: &&& I haven’t fiiinished.
&&&
MOTHER: Yes.
&&&
&&&
You have.
&&&
&&&
From now on.
&&&
&&&
I’m sorry.
&&&
&&&
I’m telling the bedtime stories.
&&&
DAUGHTER: Your stories make me go asleep.

MOTHER stands.

MOTHER:cc &&& That’s going to give me nightmares.

Switches light off.

MOTHER: &&& We’re getting you a games console tomorrow.
&&&
DAUGHTER: Oh mum…

Closes door.

DAUGHTER: &&& Mum?

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