Swept Away Susabnnah Hickling

Swept Away

Susabnnah Hickling
This is an ordeal faced by a young mother, and her indomitable will to survive for his daughter.  

Serge, Celine, Amandine, Fireman, Jack Poderoso, Louise Martinez

Serge a brief sketch
43 years old - council worker
Celine’s husband
Amandine’s father
arrived after 8 p.m at Lunel ‘s fire station   

Words of  Serge   
“Come on, We’ve got to get out of here now.”
“She’s dead”
“I’ve got to back, I’ve got to get her out.”

Celine a brief sketch

32 years old
Serge’s wife
Amandine’s mother
fell down in the manhole
caught in the drain
drank filthy water
grabbed  the plastic pipe
water pushed her into open through a ditch
had been in the water for 5 hours
found by Jack Poderoso
asked Jack Poderoso to ring up to Serge
Wanted to be alive for Amandaline and Serge   

Words of  Celine
“I’m going to die. I’m drowning.”
“I’ve got to grab that pipe.’’
“There’s no way I can survive this”
“I’ll never see her again.”
“I’ve got to be there for her. I’ve got to survive”
“I’ve got to fight to the very end.”
“Come and get me out.”
“I’m outside!  I’m outside.”
“I’m here! Come and get me out.”
“Yes, I’m here, I’m here, ”
“Have I been down here for five hours?
“Yes, I’m here, I’m here.”
“Ring Serge, Tell him I’m alive. He thinks I’m dead”
“I’m very determined.”

Amandine a brief sketch
Serge and Celine’s daughter
going to celebrate 12th birthday   

Louise Martinez a brief sketch
Serge’s neighbour
urged to call fire brigade   
Words Louise Martinez
“We’ll ring the fire brigade.”

Jack Poderoso a brief sketch    
a 45 year old teacher
Checking his daughter’s horse
found out Celine was in the water
urged Celine to give phone number   

Words of Jack Poderso
“Is there someone down there?”
“It’s after 7 p. m.”
“You’ve got to get out of that river.”

Words of Fireman   
“Where’s the body?”

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Celine lost consciousness (i) and came round to find herself once more (ii) . At the same time she could feel something (iii) .It seemed to be (iv) hanging down from the roof. She grabbed one. Soon the water v)

i) above her

ii) picked up speed

iii) pieces of plastic

iv) going under the water

v) for a moment.

(April -2012)

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