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Monologue Mania Day # 1567 Dead Hit by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 1, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1567 by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 1, 2018      
                               Dead Hit

                                       A monologue by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 8, 2016   all rights reserved 

          (Very elegant man, early forties, British and extremely upper class is listening
while pacing slowly.  He stops, removes a cigarette and lights it, takes a deep breath, blows
out the smoke)

Very interesting.

Verrrrrry interesting.

In my entire life, I would have to say this is the most fascinating last request I have ever heard.

And I have heard many wills read.  When one is of a certain class, with a certain standing, one
hears a great deal.

But this.......this is bully strange.

Let me see if I have the details in the correct order.

My uncle, who always detested me, has decided that, in order for me to inherit the stipend
he has deigned to leave me, has formulated a request that I must complete before I receive my

The only tiny little catch is that.....I must kill someone.

And that person is.....someone my uncle hated.  A hit from the grave....a dead hit......

I like that.  It has a form of symmetry.  My uncle hated this person, and he also detested me!  So,
in essence, he kills two birds with one stone!
Now you, a reknowned solicitor who is known for shady dealings, you assure me that this request is in no way legal, and yet, I can follow the orders and receive the funds.  Another fascinating angle.

What I like is the complete lack of moral ambiguity.  There is no doubt this is completely and
utterly immoral - potentially devastating to me and my future, and, it also isn't very nice.

You ask me if I need time to think.

And now you give me ten minutes - which is in the will, as well!

According to my trusty watch, I have....

       (Looks at wrist)

All of sixty seconds.

To be or not to be - to kill or not to kill.  That is the question.

Am I a moral man or a murderer who will try to escape detection while proving I did it!

       (Leans over, nods head)

My decision?  You have any doubt what my answer is?

         (Turns to leave, stops looks back, smiles, lights down)

First posted Day #1032 Dead Hit by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 10, 2016
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