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Untitled Monologue

Untitled by Dan Twyman
Character: Linda
Gender: Female
Age (range): 25-35
Style: Drama
Length: 3 minutes

 


I was a uniform cop before I was an attorney. I spent four years in a patrol car watching drunk's vomit on themselves. I spent most of my time doing paperwork, and being a witness for my partners in court, so they wouldn't lose their job as a result of physical abuse claims by car jackers and gang bangers. I was going to stay in that patrol car too. The only way I could see myself getting anywhere in life was to study and take the bar... and I passed the first time out. The public defenders office was not at all what I thought it would be. Defending drug dealers, gang members and wife beaters. This one guy tried to tell me he was not the lookout for a couple of home invasion robbers, but I knew he was lying, and I was obligated to point out a technicality that got his case thrown out, and he went free. So here I am. Looking at the private sector. I don't have a referral. No one knows I'm here talking to you. I have a stack of cases on my desk right now, and I'm due in court in 45 minutes. Maybe I belong there, I don't know. But I do know that I had to come here, with or without a referral. My gut instinct is to go after this job with everything I have. I know I don't fit in with your other people here. My background is different, and I didn't attend the nations finest schools. But you can take a look at my history there, and you will see one thing that is consistent. I win cases! And I'm going to continue to win cases, if it's for you or someone else. I know the way things work. I start out with a team, working on a big divorce case or something like that. I will bring the same drive and focus to that I've always had, and I will prove myself... If you'll let me. (Look at watch.) I've got to go. I'm not going to wait for your call, I'll call you day after tomorrow at 10am. And if you'll let me, I'll buy you a sandwich at that deli across the street, and we can talk about my new career with this firm. Thanks again. (Exits.)