For this one, make up your own story. You are encouraged to put it in the realm of science fiction, fantasy or suspense.
ONE-WORD MONOLOGUE (any gender, any age)
[Choose a focal point out in the audience. Make sure it's not an actual person, just an object or empty space.]
[Slowly approach with excitement or shrink away with terror from your focal point.]
[Change your body posture and take a couple of breaths as your focal point tansforms physically, emotionally or behaviorally.]
[Your one word is]
[Quickly approach with excitement or shrink away with terror from your focal point.]
[Stop and take a slow inhale as you wait, with excitement or terror, for your focal point to go into further action.]
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