A piece written for marionettes.

A dreamscape; a bed; a room; the smell of lilacs; are these observations, memories or delirium?

  • lyrical prose
  • 30
  • 1 total
  • 1 female identifying
  • 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female Voice

Female | Unspecified | over 10 minutes
Starts on page 3

EXTRACT: When the final journey beckons, who is able to say no? When the heart and the soul beg to be absent, who can refuse them? When everyone near to you seems to stand suddenly apart, when longing is longing no more but only grief too long postponed, who can say no to the last farewell expected of you?/ You are gone before you have the chance to lift your hand in farewell. The carriage door is closed, your suitcase put away.



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