written by Helen Childress
Troy: My parents got divorced when I was 5 years old, and I saw my father about 3 times a year after that. And when he found out that he had cancer he decided to bring me here and gives me this big pink seashell and says to me "Son, the answers are inside of this" and I'm all like "What?" and then I realize that the shell is empty there's no point to any of this it's all just a...a random lottery of meaningless tragedy in a series of near escapes...So I take pleasure in the details...a Quarter Pounder with cheese...those are good. The sky about 10 minutes before it rains...A moment when your laughter becomes a cackle and I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt.
Kudos and much thanks go to Jaylynn for the donation of this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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