Two women who have been friends (Irene and Catherine) speak in monologue and short, clipped scenes to us and each other of Catherine's experience of being physically abused by her husband.

A stark portrait of the loneliness, terror and isolation victims of domestic violence can face.

  • drama
  • 40
  • 2 total
  • 2 female identifying
  • 18+
  • adult, young adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 7

EXTRACT: There is always a small wooden bridge over some beautiful water a stream or a pond and always trees along the edge of the water the branches bending down touching the surface of the water and there are always a man and a woman standing on the bridge not speaking just looking down into the water they can see themselves in the water their bodies are touching perhaps he has his arm around her waist or she has her arm around his you know they've touched each other more intimately more secretly they have touched each other shamelessly


Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 20

EXTRACT: I'm sleeping I'm eating I go for walks I daydream There's a side to everything that you'd rather not face there's always something you'll never admit there's always something you've never done you wish you had there's always something else to be said that is never said there is always a silence you never wanted And then he hits you and you scream and he hits you You go cold you go numb

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