Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"The Monster" dramatic monologue for female actress from a published play "Holy Ground"

A free dramatic monologue from the published play "Holy Ground"

"THE MONSTER" by D. M. Larson

(Delia is speaking to a priest in confession)

I fear God. I don't trust him. I am afraid what he is going to do. I am afraid of what will happen every day... If I go outside, what will be waiting for me? There's something wrong out there. Something's not right.

* * *
How can I trust trust in God? How can I trust the one who took my father away? How can I trust the one who turned my mother into a drunk? How I trust the one who put me in the house of someone who abused me? Every day I lived in fear. What would happen if I stepped outside my room? I didn't know what was waiting for me. I never knew what would wake up that day. The creep, the angry one, the monster... I didn't even want to get out of bed anymore. It got too hard. I was too scared. I would hide and pray to God to help me. But God never did. My childhood was gone and my only escape was adulthood.

* * *
Even if God didn't do it why did he let it happen? I can't handle it... I'm going crazy.. The fear is crippling me... I have to drag myself out of bed and force myself to live each day... Sure, I put on this happy face... People think I am pretty cheerful... No one cares to see the pain under my skin... The pain that's ripping at my soul.


NOTE: The "* * *" in the monologue are possible edit points where you may shorten the monologue if needed.

From the play "Holy Ground" ISBN-13: 978-1502875990

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