Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dia..Monologue I

Thinking of something to blog about and voila! Bright Idea! I'll share some of my short "stories" :) ENJOY!


Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10:53pm
Location: The shrink's office..


Hello, Nonso's my name...(beat) Hello, Ronke, I hear you tried to jump off the 3rd mainland...(Beat)(beat) Hmmmm...depressed,eh...says here in your file that this is the second time you've tried to take your own life... Ok kid...lets cut the bullshit...I'm not here to tell you life's good and you'll have another husband-to-be in no time. I'm not here to talk you out of killing yourself. If that's what you really want, Be my guest. . .but don't pull any stunts till after this session, ok? (silence) Are we clear on that? (Beat) Good. Now, I wanna hear your own side of this tale, so, spill. (beat) Great! So your fiance left you for his student, after you'd been together for all of 6 Years...?
(Beat) 

Look here young woman, you want to hear a tale of woes? Try this: I'm  turning 48 in two weeks, I've been married for 22 years, married against everybody's better judgment...I got disowned because i fell in love with someone "beneath" my social class...here's the interesting part...My husband has been bedridden for 10 years...Guess what? He was in an accident...with his mistress...(beat) YES. But she died in the accident...certainly saved me jail-term. During my marriage...well, the active years, I've had 4 pregnancies...4! 1 miscarriage, 3 Still Births! That is 4 pregnancies and no child and I have no hope because I'm menopausal and the man I loved - who betrayed me - is a vegetable and cant even be divorced! So kid, if you think your life's pathetic and you want to put an end it, try being a little more creative with your methods. Stabbing yourself with a table knife in front of your family...jumping off a bridge in Broad daylight...my dear child, (chuckles) that's comedy...but, if you think my yakking made any sense, make use of those brains I know you've been given, get off your butt, and get a move on! We're done here!

(Ding)

2 comments:

RocNaija said...

Seeing as you called it a short story..
Does that make it fiction or fact??
Or am I missing something??

Good narrative though..

aeedeeaee said...

@ RocNaija
Thank you...the characters are fictitious, the story is a figment of my overactive imagination...lol