Thursday, June 1, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1204 I Forgot by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 1, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1204 I Forgot by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 1, 2017  


                                                        I Forgot 
                                               a monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                                (c) all rights reserved (c) 2017

           (Actress enters, she is deep in thought)

I know I'm forgetting something.  What is it?

           (Thinks, remembers)

My daughter remembers something I told her from 15 years ago - something I said that was mean, that I knew was awful as soon as it left my lips.  If I could have sucked those words in, I would have, but no, they are stuck in her mind.

          (Shakes head)

That's not what I forgot.  What I want to remember, I can't, but what I told my daughter fifteen years ago.....THAT I can't forget ......(sighs) These are the things I remember!  Things I would rather forget.......I think, I had to go my husband said something mean to me last week - and I cannot forgive or forget yet, so I bring it up whenever I am mad at him.   

Today when I brought up his words - which, in a few months, he will not remember - I thought, I sound like my daughter! She brings up what upset her from years ago, and I bring up what upset me from amazing!  ........(Truly puzzled)..... I wonder where she got it from......

          (She turns to leave, stops, looks at her watch)

I remember!  I forgot to take my memory test!


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