Their windows didn’t have light.

This scene is from the ten minute one-act drama, “Cuts” between a man and a woman who communicate with each other from different worlds.

GRANT: I love you

DAWN: No

GRANT: I’ve only f’kd who I’ve loved

DAWN: I need to swim

GRANT: I need to sleep

DAWN: I feel alive

GRANT: My brain is damaged

DAWN: I want to eat

GRANT: Have a plate

DAWN: I can’t

GRANT: My mind hurts

DAWN: I can not eat

GRANT: Sit here

DAWN: No

GRANT: I’ll leave

DAWN: You’ve left before

GRANT: You deserve it

DAWN: No

GRANT: You deserve neglect

DAWN: Death is beautiful

GRANT: How?

DAWN: Flowers sunsets birds The world so close

GRANT: It doesn’t care

DAWN: You like to lie

GRANT: I do

DAWN: You lie by withholding truth

GRANT: I do

DAWN: You like to sin

GRANT: It doesn’t matter

DAWN: To me it does

GRANT: Your eyes are green not brown

DAWN: No

GRANT: Green not brown

DAWN: No they are brown

GRANT: Green not brown

DAWN: I stopped breathing

GRANT: I couldn’t hold you

DAWN: Don’t think of it

GRANT: Your hands were small

DAWN: Your hands were large

GRANT: Soft

DAWN: Strong

GRANT: Tender

DAWN: Gentle

GRANT: Broken

DAWN: Don’t think of it

GRANT: I lost you when you were dying You died before I could save you You died on the side of a highway Lights flashed The sky turned black You were crushed Ribs guts cuts I couldn’t save you You were gone before I could believe you were gone The streets were dry and cracked Their windows didn’t have light Their lights were gone There was no light

DAWN: So long

GRANT: I didn’t touch you

DAWN: Blood

GRANT: Your blood

DAWN: My blood

GRANT: I didn’t smell you

DAWN: Blood

GRANT: Our blood

DAWN: No

GRANT: Yes

DAWN: No

GRANT: Yes

DAWN: Can’t be

GRANT: Fall

DAWN: I can’t Dead

GRANT: Everyone is

DAWN: Too bad

GRANT: Everyone here is dead

DAWN: Or dreaming

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Cuts by Daniella AlmaCuts, is a ten minute one-act drama between a man and a woman. The drama takes place inside a flat in Hackney, East London. Grant and Dawn communicate between worlds after Dawn’s suicide, breaking open their past and the unspoken intimacy that binds them. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Drama.

Warning: Mature Content.

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Daniella Alma

Daniella is a British actress living in New York City with dual UK/US citizenship. In addition, she is a guest writer and executive film producer for Monologue Blogger Films. daniellaalma.com