©2019 by Emily Zornado. 

When it's you...

And a Room...

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And a door.

The world      gets a whole lot     smaller

"WHETHER YOU'RE JUST NOT SURE, WHAT WILL COME THROUGH THAT DOOR, OR YOU'D RATHER NOT FIND OUT.

IF YOU'RE WORRIED WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE WILL BE STUFF YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

IF ADULTHOOD SEEMS LIKE A GIANT SCAM AND YOU'VE DECIDED YOU'RE NOT READY...

WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE AVOIDING COMING OF AGE.

WELCOME TO THE WAITING ROOM."

Characters

Eddie

You and a Room and a Door
00:00 / 01:46

Eddie has been in the room for a long time. Longer than anyone else. Too long to remember how he got there. He watches others come and go from the room knowing he will never follow them. He passes the time composing informative welcome songs for newcomers, and collecting all the objects people leave behind.

Waiting Around
00:00 / 04:54

Penny

Sawyer

The newest to the room, she can't quite wrap her head around sitting in silence all the time. She'd rather get to know the people around her. This rubs some of them the wrong way, but Penny's friendly curiosity turns out to be pretty impactful. 

Daisy
00:00 / 04:03

Sawyer has no intention of leaving this room. She is content with her card tricks and her jokes. Walking through that door would mean she'd have to confront her mistakes, and Sawyer doesn't even want to talk about it, let alone deal with it.

Miranda

Miranda could leave anytime, but why would you want to? With the outside world crumbling down around our ears, the waiting room is the only reasonable place to be. Miranda has built an end-of-days style bunker in this waiting room and she does not intend to leave.  

What Do We Know
00:00 / 02:52

Rosie

The Deal
00:00 / 03:41

Rosie didn't mean to get stuck in here, she's run straight out the door a few times.  But suddenly Miranda's ranting started to make more sense than usual. Things aren't great out there. It's safer to stay put.

It Got Bad
00:00 / 02:42

Harper

She thinks if she stays in the room long enough she won't have to deal with the dysfunction and stress on the other side. But finding out the room doesn't work the way she thought forces her to rethink those plans.

Hadley

I Shouldn't Have Been There
00:00 / 04:01

She shouldn't be there, and she doesn't plan on staying. Hadley doesn't want anyone's help or sympathy, she just wants to get out. She was the smartest girl in her class, the youngest in her grade, but she's been through enough without this Waiting Room weirdness. 

Dan

Dan has been stuck in that room for way too long, but as long as he's there he will make sure everything is just so. Every chair, every pencil, every bowl of mints, he will keep them all perfectly in place. Or try. He has to try.

Mia

Mia doesn't quite remember how she got into the room, but she recognizes Hadley. 

That much is for sure. They were both there when it happened. 

Damaging
00:00 / 03:22

Ava

As far as Ava's concerned she would rather be in the room than out in the world forcing a smile. There's not that much worth smiling about. 

Lucas

Speechless
00:00 / 06:50

Lucas has been trying to come out to his father for months, but he just can't seem to say it.  Good thing he has Connor to talk to.

Connor

Connor has liked Paige since they were kids. Being in the room wouldn't be so bad if they could just talk to each other, but he's just as tongue tied as always.  

Paige

Paige and Vanessa came to this room together and Paige always thought they would stay right where they were rather than risk losing each other. That plan changed, and now Paige has to figure it out on her own.

Ready When You Are
00:00 / 02:11

Vanessa

Vanessa is ready to leave. She's been ready to leave. Her only hesitation is Paige.  Friends don't leave eachother behind, and Vanessa doesn't want to, but she can't stay in this room forever.