Midsummer Night

In Midsummer Night, Chanade sits at the edge of a cliff entertaining the thought of ending her life, but her friend Maxie comes to her rescue in time.

CHANADE: You have no idea the kind of home life I live in. Ya’ll think I got it good, that my Daddy is some well known music artist and I get everything I could ever want. I bet all you see at my house is expensive jewelry, cars…the good life, right? You come from the same place, too.

Well, there isn’t anything good about any of that. I much rather trade my life with someone less fortunate, with someone who’s broke and struggles, than have anything I want with the snap of my fingers. It’s depressing.

I’m never given the chance to prove myself. Everything is handed to me. I’m never listened to, just tossed aside like I don’t matter, because I don’t. I am just some object that’s supposed to go with the flow and be this great big happy daughter.

My mom, all she ever talks about is getting her nails done, facials, massages, traveling. Each week she has a different hairstyle, not to mention her daily run for shoes and dresses…turns my stomach, actually.

I’m not like them, you see? I’m nothing like them and I secretly wonder if I am really their biological daughter…

It sucks not to have an identity of your own, with no support like you’re invisible. Everything is pushed aside, because life is fabulous, so put on a smile and shine.

Well, I can’t shine. I don’t know how to shine. I don’t know how to stop feeling like this spoiled brat. I don’t deserve what I’m given. I want to feel normal.

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Midsummer NightIn this one-act ePlay, Chanade is contemplating suicide, but before she goes through with it, her best friend Maxie shows up to stop her. 

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