The Linguist (Scene 7)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [Nell’s childhood bedroom; night; NELL is pacing and mumbling agitatedly; she hears a knock at her door; she goes to answer it] NELL:     [disbelieving]     William Farris is knocking. Now he’s in my room. [WILL starts to come in but NELL makes to send him out] WILL:     C’mon, Nell, don’t be …

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The Linguist (Scene 3)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [Wells’ living room on the stage left side; ELIZA is on the couch apathetically flipping through channels and hugging a soccer ball; NORAH is on the floor doing homework; REESE is microwaving something and has her phone pressed to her ear] REESE:     [looking in on ELIZA]     Eliza, I know you …

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What Being a Mother Means to Me

It means intuitively knowing that she loves me, even though she can only say a garbled "biwoovew" when I prompt her. It means deciphering her slurred mispronunciations which requires a lot of context clues. It means knowing the difference between defiance tantrums and cries for help. It means lying awake deciding whether or not to …

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Becca Jean the Hiccup Queen, or: An Introduction

When I was little, my family used to call me Becca Jean the Hiccup Queen, because I would laugh and giggle to the point of hyperventilation, get the hiccups, and often even make myself sick with it. But before I say any more, I should probably introduce myself. Hi, I'm Becca. I'm a junior English …

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