Maryia Bialkovich

WATCHER Shhhhhhh! 

FLAT OWNER I just told you!

WOMAN But there’s… 

WATCHER Exactly.


WOMAN But why? 

FLAT OWNER You know.

WOMAN I don’t! 

FLAT OWNER And who are you to know everything?

WOMAN Who am I? I was telling you that I have no clue…

WATCHER Once upon a time there was a girl, and then she vanished. Or did she exist at all?

Distant sound of an explosion

WOMAN Is it the neighbors? The fuse? 


A sound of footsteps on the staircase. A thump, then more thumps gradually turning into the sound of applause. 

FLAT OWNER I have to turn on the kettle. 

WOMAN Listen, I think I’ll go. Thank you for…

FLAT OWNER Where will you go? It’s nighttime.

WOMAN (to the Watcher) Is it nighttime? 

WATCHER Why are you asking? 

FLAT OWNER You’re not being nice. Very impolite. 

WOMAN I don’t understand, what’s going on here. 

FLAT OWNER Hasn’t your Mom taught you not to poke your nose into other people’s business? 

WOMAN Why would…

FLAT OWNER Such bad manners! You young people think that you know and understand everything. But it’s rubbish! Is your life really so bad?