I hope you find comfort in this short play. I’ve taken liberties with accepted stage and screenplay script layouts, but I’m not sure it matters. Apologies to anyone who is offended by said deviations. Let’s get on with the play, shall we?
INTERIOR: A SMALL DEN INSIDE AN OLD BUT CARED FOR HOME – NIGHT
A man sits alone on a weathered leather chair, staring comfortably at the rows of books that line the walls of the room. Dying embers from the corner fireplace emit a warm glow that negates the cold, harsh rain knocking on the window behind him.
How will I live without this person in my life?
The same way you always have, but it will be a little different. Eventually, it will just be a little different.
That is sad as shit.
Only if you let it be that way. You have always been a part of each other’s Lives. Always is forever. You get that, right? You will always know each other.
Yes, I suppose I get that. (Pauses) I’m still gonna’ miss him.
And that’s OK, too.
FADE TO BLACK.
OUTER MAN was played by the person we work so hard to be. (The one that posts on Facebook.)
INNER MAN was played by the real us. The calm one…the small, still voice. (I love that voice, it’s friggin’ smart as hell.)