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“Death”
A monologue based on Steven King’s
The Dark Tower
By Xen Yakodo


Death, what is death? For me, death is a curse that I have lived with ever since I started my work as a gunslinger, ever since my first and only love Susan was burnt on the stake so I could escape. Yes, I am a gunslinger and anyone who gets in between me and the Dark Tower encounters the death that I deal for a living, but its not only my enemies I bring death to, throughout this quest I have had my ka-tets 2 of them, each ever-growing and ever-shrinking, but with each time they shrink more than they grow, until finally I am left alone again.

Why do I have to be so damned dangerous, all of my friends, from Cuthbert, Alain and Jamie, my fellow gunslingers in the long-ago, to Eddie, Susannah, Jake and even Oy, my friends that brought my heart back into me and made me whole again do it please ya, they all died in order to save my life and the words on all of their lips while they committed their last dying breathes, have always been “Roland, may you reach the Dark Tower and may you find what you dream of in the room at the top”, even Oy, the pet of whom I call my only son who could almost talk, said my name and released that great sigh, the sigh of someone who knows that it will be their last sigh. So I let poor Patrick leave my presence and go back to mid-world to live his life, before my curse could take my last friend, as well.

I may or may not reach the tower, let alone breach its walls and raise to the top, but even now I realise that if and when I do complete my quest, when I am stood, unhindered in the great fields of Can Ka No-Rey, looking up at the ancient ghost-wood doors, when I enter and walk up the stairs to the top, I know, I will be walking, as I began, alone.
This is a cheerful monologue project i had to do for GCSE english, i've just been digging around for part 3 of TTP, and i found this, thought you might like it. Sorry about the SPAG mistakes, it was a monologue so no one was meant to see it.

Those who haven't read this series, and i know it's a lot of you, here are what some of the words mean.
Katet - A group of companions bound by fate.
Gunslinger - An expert in pistol fighting.
Mid-world - The part of the universe he came from.
Can-ka no rey - A field of roses that surrounds the Dark Tower.

Enjoy.
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:iconkarn-sama:
Karn-sama Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Nice piece of writing, I could hear the person talking as I read it.
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Xen-yakodo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Writer
Glad you like.
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:iconkarn-sama:
Karn-sama Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
:D
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Digi-Shaman-of-Fire Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nod and smile Digi. Dare I ask waht SPAG is? And it's his own damn fault for embarking on the ANGSTY TRAIL OF DOOM QUEST anyways. ;p
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Xen-yakodo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Writer
Spelling and Grammar. And i completely agree. When he gets to the end the whole thing loops around again and he finds himself at the beginning of the story. 7 bloody books of adventure, then when you get to the end it takes you back to the beginning of the first one? I felt ripped off.
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Digi-Shaman-of-Fire Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not even a and they live happily ever after/they all died?
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Xen-yakodo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Writer
Nope. King's a bitch at endings.
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Chalk-heart Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
the spag is quite apalling XD Emooooooooo. And I HATE this series. Good writing but so depressing. but you know that.
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Xen-yakodo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student Writer
Cheer up love, i'll get something funny on in a bit.
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