Saturday, January 16, 2016

Monologue Mania Day # 704 Awake by Janet S. Tiger Jan. 16, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day # 704 Awake by Janet S. Tiger Jan. 16, 2016
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      (Man in his fifties, dressed nicely, suit, tie - comes onstage, he is hesitant at first)

Honey, I'm glad you could come today, I mean, it's good to see you.

Wow, you look great!  This new job agrees with you.....

      (Sighs heavily)

Yeah, it is not the best of news, but what can I do?  We all gotta go least I got to see you grow up.....

I did mention talking to you about...something important.  You know I loved your mother, she was one of a kind. and I know you loved her, too.

Wow, I never thought I would have to tell you, honey, because I figured, by the time I died, you'd be married, with kids, you wouldn't be just out of college, in a new job.....I'd be old, decrepit....maybe ...I would even have forgotten all this....but .....I haven't, that's why.....I'm telling

Your mom was.....unique.  And when she was young, and taking all those drugs, she was never too careful about dates and things, you know?

When she told me she was pregnant, and I was the father.....I loved her so much, and then I loved you so much.....I really didn't care if the dates were see, I don't remember being with her at the right time......that was probably my old buddy......and after he disappeared, and your mom and I...what's the term they use now.....'hooked up'.......she was already pregnant......

Why am I telling you now?  Because......I love being your father, I have always loved being your father.... but the doctors don't think that's gonna be possible after a few, I really want you.....(choking up)...... to have a father.....

           (He starts to wipe his eyes)

.......and I thought, maybe, if we do that DNA, and there is someone else.....when I go, you'd still have someone.....that's how much I love you, baby....I always want you to have someone......

Don't cry, baby.....I don't want you to cry.....

          (He takes his handkerchief and wipes in a circle)

Okay, mirror, when I cry, you get all misty, too, how can you help me?  I been rehearsing all week for lunch today!  What am I gonna say to her?  It's like....a nightmare....

           (He turns to go, stops, looks back)

I guess, I never thought....I'd be awake in my own nightmare.....

          (He puts the handkerchief in his pocket, straightens his tie in the mirror and exits)
Based on a sad true story.....


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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Sad, but it feels very true. Not just true, but real.