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"New here. Still adjusting to the rhythm of the days. I get in at 9:30, give or take five minutes, depending on the R train. I swipe my ID, walk through the mechanical gates, and get in the elevator. I am deposited on the twenty-second floor, where I tap my ID card to unlock a pair of glass doors. I proceed to my assigned place, and sit."

Bethany, a well-read former-English-major, now-receptionist, ponders the roads not taken. There are many. Or are there?

BETHANY SPEAKING was performed on September 22-24, 2016 at Forward Theater Company's Monologue Festival, 
Someone's Gotta Do It
Performed by Stephanie Frank and directed
by Suzan Kurry.
Photo by Ross Zentner.
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