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Some Things You Never Forget Monologue

Some Things You Never Forget by Keisha Cox
Character: Holly
Gender: Female
Age (range): 30s
Style: Drama
Length: 2 minutes


Background Info: Character's father died when she was younger. She remembers the tragic death.

(Holly is in her bed, alone, in the middle of the stage. She is sleeping) (Talking in her sleep) Daddy? Daddy? Is that you Daddy? (pause) Yes I would like some ice cream. (pause) Daddy you have ice cream on your nose! (pause, wakes-up) Daddy? Dad? (pause - realizing that she was dreaming) Oh, it was just a dream. (more disappointed) Just a dream. (gets out of bed, walks over to a mirror and looks at herself) What is wrong we me? He's dead. He's been dead for twenty years now. (gets up and walks back to the bed and starts to make it) It is almost funny how there are some things that you can never forget. They are constantly on the front of your brain, driving you insane. I have a family now, two kids to look after. A loving husband who treats me like a queen yet everyday I remember. I know that memory affects the way that I act. Sometimes when I get emotional, I take it out on the kids, but I don't mean too. It is just so hard to keep my anger inside. It is too hard.