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Smack (book) Monologue

Smack (book) by Melvin Burgess
Character: Lily
Gender: Female
Age (range): 20s
Style: Drama
Length: 3 minutes


Background Info: The character is a runaway and heavily into drugs. Her carefree life style makes her seem like a person who is free with herself.

Do you want to know more? Listen, I'll tell everything. You can be anything you want. You don't believe me. You think, she's out of her head. Yeah, I'm out of my head, on being me. What are you on-on being them. You don't even know, I bet you were never even given the chance to know. Remember when you were little and they used to say naughty girl, naughty boy, because you broke something, or said the wrong thing. They told you, you are a bad person. Only it wasn't like that. It wasn't you who was bad, you're beautiful, you're wonderful, and everything you do is wonderful, because it's you that's doing it. You're that strong. You can do it bad, and know it bad, or you can do it good and know it good. But it doesn't do anything to you, you're still you.

Listen, you can do anything you want. Be careful, it's a spell, it's magic! Listen to the words, you can do anything, you can be anything, you can do ANYTHING, you can be ANYTHING. Listen to the magic, you are anyone, anything, everyone. I'm showing you, you could eat dirt and it would taste good because it's you that's eating it, you can even lick their asses if you want.

You listen to them. Teachers, parents, politicians, they are always saying if you steal you're a thief, if you sleep around you're a slut, if you take drugs you're a junkie. They want to get inside your head and control you with their fear. Don't play their game, you stay beautiful. I've done everything, all of it, you think it, I've done it. All the things you never dared, all the things you dream about, all the things you were curious about and then forgot because you knew you never would. I did em, I did em yesterday when you were still in bed, what about you when's it going to be your turn?