The Last Person

In drama monologue, The Last Person, Roger recounts the traumatic story of a terrible event he witnessed only moments before.

ROGER: I did, I ran towards the woman and child, waving my arms to get their attention, but they were fixated on something, ice-cream. The woman was catering to the child. The woman did look at me, but before she could make sense of what was happening, time had run out on her and the child. I must have been the last person she laid eyes on. Shock. It shifted through me, as if I’d been rattled violently. But everything on the outside was still. I couldn’t move much, all I could do was close my eyes. There was nothing..nothing left but dust. No trace of the child or the woman. When I opened my eyes, all I could remember was the fear in hers, it’s as if she was blaming me, almost as if she was telling me that I should have saved them, but how could I? I wasn’t close enough, I wouldn’t have ever been able to get to them on time. I’m just…I’m not in my right mind, and I needed to talk to someone, anyone, to make sure that I try to shatter their final image from my mind.

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The Last Person by Joseph ArnoneIn the one-act eplay, “The Last Person”, Susan encounters an odd man while she tries to relax on a park bench overlooking a lake in Central Park.  1 Woman, 1 Man.  Drama.

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