Audition Monologue 1

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
From a ladies point of view - written by a grade 11 and edited by her teacher

Submitted: August 08, 2016

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Submitted: August 08, 2016



“You will obviously be incompetent when it comes to business matters, all you women are.” Those are the words he said to me when he gave me the job. Words that keep ringing in my ears every time he walks past me, every time he speaks to me. Every time he stares me down as if challenging me to prove him wrong. Like he is laughing inside himself and a little devil is massaging his ego as he gives me ridiculous deadlines and impossible targets. Being in his presence one would think that he believes having breasts is a disease in the workplace, unless you’re working as a pinup model for some male magazine that he can amuse himself with. The hypocrisy of it makes me sick. Every day I have to fight the anger and acid in my stomach at the sight of him. I have to talk myself into making sure I remember that I am competent, I am strong, I am confident, I am secure. I have to spend energy to stop him from affecting me so I can get on with the job. Unfortunately, my subconscious isn’t hearing my mind and I had this dream last night I was in a dark room, I was standing in the corner and I was trying to scream but nothing was coming out, I couldn’t get any sound to reach anyone, no-one could hear me or help me. Then there were invisible hands strangling me and a voice whispering in my ear in a way that made my blood freeze: “Shhhh, don’t scream, don’t let him find you, don’t let him see you, remove yourself.”

I had to walk in the office the next day. I froze as he came near my desk to tell me once again that he had moved a deadline forward. I felt the hands around my throat again. “Don’t scream” the voice kept whispering, “Don’t scream.”

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