Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

Eventually cut, this is was the opening scene for BURST:

*     *     *

ACT 1

SCENE 1                                WHITE-OUT AT WORK

A – office

[lights up]

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” Jack Kerouac

[black out]

[SHANNON stands, center stage]

SHANNON

I know everyone was talking about Britney Spears for awhile there. But I did it first.

I filled myself up with the energies of the world, and then popped like bug against window. The fire stirred me, lava for veins, and I let the inside canopy of my mind swing recklessly off its hinges. I flew. And then, when I was like a brilliant crulean star outshining the night sun, I supernovaed, and burst.

Who’s to say if it was a good or bad explosion?

[black out]

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