Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1558 Faithful (for The Devil Comes to River Bend) by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 23, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1558 Faithful (for Devil Comes to River Bend) by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 23, 2018   

                                              A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   
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         (Maria is folding wash, which she will do throughout this)

My Armando is a good man.  I knew from the first time I saw him that he was a good man.  I was only fourteen, and he was at the fiesta with his mother and brother.  He did not drink.  I liked that.   Too many man...buracho....drunk....but not Armando.   Everyone called him Manny, but I liked, Armando.  He was older, seventeen.

He did not rush me.  I liked that.  He did not want babies so quick, we waited. He always had a job, and he was good at saving the money Until we had a little money, and a car, and a car for me.  

And we had children.  Beautiful boys.  Hernando, like my Uncle Hernando who helped us.  And Roberto. After Armando's father in Mexico.  Two blessings.  And then, a year after Roberto, the third baby, but not healthy, a miscarriage.......and I was sick, and then...the doctors tell me.  No more babies.

But we have two wonderful sons!  Good boys....close, not with big mouths.  Boys who helped their families.  

          (She sighs)

Buracho.  I hate the drunks.  My father was a drunk.  He almost killed my mother once.  Before he left.  

Drinking and death.  And the English, all with Spanish....just the devil has that D.......

        (She draws a 'D' in the air)

Diablo.  He rules the drunks.  And that......drunk killed my boys......and......I killed that drunk.  So what if I go to hell?  I'm already there.

        (She picks up a shirt, holds it to her)

But Armando.  He has been faithful.  A woman knows when a man has been faithful.  The women who on the TV who act surprised, it makes me laugh.

Where did you think your man was when he was out all night?  Playing cards with his drunken friends?  How many of those friends wear perfume?

No,  Armando loved our boys.  Like me.  He has always been faithful....

           (Takes the shirt and rips it)

Until now......

            (End of scene)
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