A woman leaves her children for an evening to go to a nightclub. In a moment of indecision she glances back, slips and falls. Money, desire and dreams converge as she enters a surreal world of haunting colours and lyrical distortions.

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  • 4 female identifying, 2 male identifying
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Woman 1

Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 7

EXTRACT: Perfection, it would register. I would breath out, relax and they would sit and put a hand out somewhere on the table, it would contact my hand and ping, down the arm would go, the message and it would run up the shoulder into the head, down whiz straight to the heart and zoom, zing the genitals aflame. And my dress would fill up with light. I would wake up and dance I would jump off the end of the pier, free fall. And he would fly over the end after me, splash, gurgle gurgle gurgle. And down we go.

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Male | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 32

EXTRACT: At this moment she is thrown off balance, her left foot slips and loses its formerly secure contact with the high sheen floor and her body crumples, appears to cave in and land in a heap, quite a small heap in the centre of the nightclub. The heap is instantly quite still. In looking more closely one can see that the head is thrown backwards, one leg is stretched out while one is trapped beneath the body. Nothing happens immediately. Then the waiter hurries to her side addressing her sharply with the words, 'Madam, are you all right?'

Woman 1

Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 37

EXTRACT: Terrorise, terrorist, terrify, terrible, terrific terror. I feel terror, tremendously terrifying terror. I feel terrible. I feel terrified of this terror I feel. Don't terrorise me, you terrible thing. I will terrorise with my terror. I am a terrorist, a terrible terrorist so watch out. I am terrific at knowing about terror right on this edge of terror I stand, I look to the left, I look to the right, terror, no terror. I look straight ahead. I'm in trouble. What is terror?



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