Laughter For a Moment / by Jeffrey Lo

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LAUGHTER FOR A MOMENT BY JEFFREY LO
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A tight spotlight on MOIRA.

MOIRA’s eyes are closed.

We hear a cacophony of sounds.

The sound of responsibilities.

The sound of the news.

The sound of cancer.

The sound of family problems.

The sound of struggle.

The sound of money.

All in one.

One terrible sound.

MOIRA opens her eyes.

Then all of the noise goes away.

Then the lights expand.

We are in MOIRA’s apartment.

MOIRA’s breathing is heavy.

MOIRA looks around.

She manically runs to her computer.

She logs off Facebook.

She logs off Twitter.

She logs off Instagram.

She logs off Snapchat.

She runs to her phone.

She deletes her podcasts.

She runs to her television.

She turns off cable news.

She runs to her radio.

She turns off the music.

She stops.

She pauses.

She lies down in bed.

Silence.

Silence.

Silence

MOIRA takes a deep breath.

MOIRA bursts into laughter.

For just a few moments, MOIRA lets herself laugh.

Lights fade. 

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