Write a monologue which shows a person in a difficult situation. In some ways we can see her better than she can see herself. But as yet we don’t know fully what the situation is. She is speaking to herself, but also gradually revealing what’s happened, happening, bit by bit.
A monologue is when one person tells a story, often as part of a play, or it can be a whole short play as in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. Or it can be written down as a story or poem, or as your diary. The term ‘talking heads’ was original tv jargon for too much talking on the screen, not enough action.
Write a monologue. If you want to do something which would suit tv, you’ll need to spend some time describing what the view will see. what the speaker is doing as she speaks, which way she is looking, or what sort of music is in the background. Or You can do that simply by writing a piece of description, making it a story or poem.
SHE PICKS UP A TEDDY FROM THE SOFA
I don’t know what happened. How do I know what happened? How do I - know – what - happened!!!
SHE THROWS THE TEDDY ON THE FLOOR AND STAMPS ON IT SEVERAL
SHE LOOKS OUT OF THE WINDOW. NOW SHE’S IN TEARS
I wish Al was here. But Al’s . . . Al’s. . .
WE SEE THE TEDDY ON THE FLOOR, ARMS SPREAD OUT, STUFFING
COMING OUT OF IT