Whilst relating her story of being wed at 15, widowed at 17 and spending the rest of her life alone, a fictional Chinese woman becomes involved in the Tiananmen student protest.

  • love story set amidst the tiananmen protests
  • 120
  • 13 total
  • 7 female identifying, 6 male identifying
  • 18+
  • all ages
  • Australian Script Centre


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Yo Win

Female | 30s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 31

EXTRACT: I often dreamed of the following scenario: I was asked to show fear, love, hope, anger, desire, joy, bitterness and misery. Despite visiting each category my face never changed. I was a wonder of the world. An aberrant wonder of the world. I thought I should run away and be a star attraction in a travelling side show. The Human Automaton. The woman with one visage. I read somewhere that smiling was good because you used hundreds of muscles and consequently gave the face a good work out. At least I was preserving my muscles and conserving energy.

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