BEEP. LIFE. BEEEEEEP. GOODBYE.

BEEP. LIFE. BEEEEEEP. GOODBYE.

A Play by Linnea Rose

Lights up on X standing DSC. There is a bed US. There is someone in that bed. They remain still until they do not. A beeping from a heart monitor can be heard.

X

You can hear me? (Clears throat) Can you hear me? Squeeze once for yes, twice for no.

NURSE enters.

NURSE

Vitals look normal.

X

Normal?

NURSE

Yes. Normal.

X

Normal for the living or normal for coma patients?

NURSE

Normal. (Exits)

X

Did you hear that? You’re normal. If only everyone had your luck. I think you’ll be okay. You always were a champ when it came to this shit. I never knew how you did it. You just did. That is exactly what you will do now.

NURSE

(Re-entering during end of previous line) Vitals look normal.

X

Normal?

NURSE

Yes. Normal. (Exits)

X

We are becoming close friends. We talk every day. We have this running gag about your vital signs. (Laughing) You had to be there…Everyone is rooting for you.

Pause.

This will break, right? You will recover. You are normal. I mean–

The beeping has turned into a flatline. NURSE enters.

NURSE

Vitals look normal.

X

Normal?

NURSE

Yes. Normal..

Beat…

 

END OF PLAY

 

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