HEART BY D. M. LARSON (FREE MONOLOGUE FROM A PUBLISHED PLAY ISBN-13: 978-1512007183)
BY D. M. LARSON
You want to break up... sure... no problem... yeah, I wanted to break up too. I've been thinking about it from the day we met. This is a person I will need to break up with. But hey... you beat me to it. No hard feelings.
(shrugs and turns away)
(turns with a huge smile)
Sure! I'd love to be friends. That's the natural evolution of most relationships. Have a fling and then boom... friends. I'm sure some of the best friendships started that way.
I look forward to hanging out with you, buddy. Let's meet up and go to a football game or Hooters some time and hang out.
That would be GREAT!
What? Upset? No, I'm not upset. Why would I be... upset...
(starts to cry)
No, I'm not crying. I said, I'm not crying!
(bursts in to tears)
I don't want your pity. I don't want a shoulder to cry on. I want... to be left...
...ALONE! Don't you get it. I want to be alone!
(pauses... sadly reflects)
I've always wanted to be alone. I never wanted to get close to anyone. I never wanted us to get close. And I guess I was closer to you than you were to me.
Don't lie to me. I know you don't mean it. I don't want to hear any more lies! I don't want you to make something up so you can get out of this. I want it all laid out on the table.
I want to know the truth!
(long pause... cries... then manages to say)
I want to know why you are breaking my heart.
END OF SCRIPT
This monologue appears in the published play "When Mel Fell for Nell" by D. M. Larson now available on Amazon.com:
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