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Red Dragon Monologue

Red Dragon by Ted Tally
Character: Francis Dolarhyde
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 2 minutes


Francis Dolarhyde: My Dear Doctor Lector,
I wanted to tell you that I am delighted you have taken an interest in me. And when I learned of your vast correspondence I thought "Dare I?" Of course I do. I don't believe you would tell them who I am, even if you knew. Besides, what particular body I now occupy is trivial. The important thing is what I am BECOMING. I know that you alone can understand this. I have some things I'ld love to show you. Someday perhaps, if circumstances permit. I hope we can correspond...

I have admired you for years and have a complete collection of you press notices. Actually, I think of them as unfair reviews, As unfair as mine. They like to sling demeaning nicknames don't they? The Tooth Fairy. What could be more inappropriate?! It would shame me for you to see that if i had not known you have suffered the same distortions in the press. Investgator Graham interests me. Odd-looking fellow for a flat-foot, isn't he? Not very handsome, but purposeful looking. You should have taught him not to meddle. Forgive the stationary. I chose it because it will dissolve very quickly if you have to swallow it.

If I hear from you, maybe next time I'll send you something wet. Until then I remain, your Avid Fan.