I’ve practiced for hours. Who else could it happen to? You reach for it and realize it is covered in something sticky. 1. He wrote you to tell you what you meant to him. Ugh, I am literally going to die. (holds up a book) This here is the GoodLife Life Guide. When I look at her picture, I can feel her telling me that it’s going to be okay, and I want to believe her. I mean, it’s not even for me. In the bottom of the 8th, the twins scored two runs on a home run. Shoot. I dropped my working papers along with the uniforms made by society to make us all the same clones of work slaves. Starts again in announcer voice.) My family has limited me to an hour on the computer a day, and that’s definitely not okay. Even if she stalks me day and night. The white clock on the wall is mocking me. FABIO?! (Speaking to camera.) Description: A girl’s battle between darkness and light is abruptly interrupted by her mom. Mom and dad say I’ll be happy when he is born, just like I was with my little sisters, but I highly doubt it. When I saw him I was surprised by how young he was so I said. Description: A teen asks a stranger for help after missing a train stop while running away. I guess I might as well tell you that that’s when cheating began. I was his daughter! I am the President. (pause) Samantha created this and I think it’s starting to drive her, well…crazy. Gender: Any Genre: Comedic (pause) Wait, what happened?!!! I mean, I’m not suicidal or anything. Now, I’m 95 and I can hardly walk. I’m so sorry! Everyone’s getting ready to go. I would go to my mom and ask what was wrong she would say it was “Nothing sweetie, don’t worry about it.” But of course that wasn’t true. I love you! You feel good by making other people feel good. Come here. In a 2004 interview for The Believer, Hazzard said, “It’s quite intentional. (giving a new idea, hoping desperately) Then let’s sneak it through a smaller port. Description: A pasta maker defends himself in a murder trial. I wanna be your class president cause like prom sucked last year. They say it is an addiction and that I am in denial. But she’s great. You wouldn’t want me to lose my job, would you? Madman, actually. I really want to go outside. Genre: Dramatic, Excuse me…excuse me… can I please use your phone? One thing is for sure, when I grow up, I’m not going to be like them. It couldn’t have been just five minutes! What does Santa think we are, robots? I specifically did not invite her. No, I imagine that birds are brave. It’s garbage night. Ya have da right to dig for me treasure. That’s degrading. I must have looked pretty crazy. The walls are still white, the food still canned, and the people still gone. And right there in the hallway he says, “Saturn, I have something to ask you, but it’s kind of hard so, I wrote it on my helmet.” So, in the middle of the hall, he gives me his helmet. Then, at the end, a light turns on, flickering. My jerk of a neighbor works there, too, and only complains about everything. I may be smaller than you, but I’ve got powerful weapons in these here paws. They gave me a choice. (pauses, looks at groom) I love him. Get home, shower, lay in bed. I hate getting on a scale and feeling like it’s screaming at me to get off. That’s disgusting!” Instead, you drop it back in his trolly, swollen hand and say, “uh, you can keep it.”. He strode in a swarm of fireflies. Why I became such a slack off. Eve. Like forever, forever? Linguini is innocent! So, you can say all you want about me, but I know for a fact that I’m more of an artist than I am a thief. Sometimes I linger on the ledge, arms spread as wide as an eagle. Then, I guess it all came to a head on March 2nd. I’ll never get married, or have children, or finish my snake skin collection or fulfill my life-long dream of being a fortune-cookie writer. Don’t follow in my footsteps and drop out because I did it. I’ll just tell everyone you eat your boogers.” In frustration, you offer him one, hoping no one else is witnessing the exchange. Cause I’m popular, and I’m running unopposed. No one messes with you there. By: Aamira Waheed; New York, New York, USA, Age 17 Gender: Female Which button do I press? I’d finally found someone who actually cared about me. Sometimes I just wish for a normal life! (Looks at phone) Oh, she hasn’t read the text message. I was going to be a movie star! STOP SNICKERING! His real name is Roscoe and sometimes teachers call him that, especially if they are new. I had been placed in all the advanced classes too. So how was your day? Collected Stories. 29-30. We used to sneak out of my window when it was clearly past our bedtime. I remember her telling me, right before she died, that she will always be with me, watching over me like the moon. That’s for sure. Description: Exclamation Point is upset about Comma, who talks too much. It’s what I’ve been doing for 32 years. I’ve never heard someone say sorry more than you have. I hear you singing at night and it’s very calming, but also kind of sad. Thanks for remembering. That’s it. I know it in my bones. By: Lindsey A., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Age 15 Something just for me? Didn’t think so. Gender: Female So remember, vote for me for President. I think I was speeding. …Oh man. You are all familiar with ravioli, we have been bred and raised on the stuff, the epitome of pasta. Gender: Any His Wikipedia page is half that many pages, and that has pictures and headings and stuff! Like if you wear makeup, you know you look good. Description: A teen expresses her feelings about her best friend. This is how I imagined my first breakup would be: (dramatic pose, Girl imitating boy voice) I’m sorry. It will never go away. You know, my boyfriend tells me I’m an (does air quotes with fingers) “overprotective and jealous” girlfriend, but he just doesn’t understand. I don’t know where it went. It’s run away a few times, too. Especially the cat. Genre: Dramatic To try and get our minds off of you in the hospital (grabs her hand) we started to watch the videos that you made of us on Christmas; it always makes Luke laugh. This red one is for emergencies, right? Fox wasn’t so wonderful. Frankenstein. A blanket of obscurity. Dolly Ransun is a 13-year-old girl who lives in Georgia with her mom. Buh-bye. Yeah, I understand that. Gender: Any My one aunt is certain I’m Vanilla, my uncle thinks I’m chocolate. You’re in the classroom and the one kid you absolutely detest, walks up to you and asks to borrow your pencil. Come to think of it, I think he would have been a great World Language teacher. But they’re supposed to. It was everywhere. Waiting for my answer, and he is looking so longingly at me. She’s going to announce to everyone that I’ve failed. What am I supposed to give him again?? I made that mistake one day, and trust me, I will not repeat that. Me and Luke still aren’t used to the house being so quiet, we miss all the fun times with you. Overdone Women’s Monologues. So much and I would do almost anything to get back to it all. By: Nadine D., Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, Age 17 I have this huge iceberg. Whether or not you ever remember who we were, I will be here. (Rolls the window up, and resumes talking to friend on speakerphone.) First Place Winner! So, I’m standing up there, and this guy I barely knew, Mark Holmes, appears out of nowhere and yanks me down. Not me. Genre: Comedic Literally everything. They made of love. His door is over here. And I really, need this. By: Sam M., California, USA, Age 17 Please note that the majority of these monologue It’s out there and now you have to give it to him and so you do. You and I were very close…we’d tell each other secrets and talk behind Melanie’s back. Oh yes, I remember her. I think you’d be freaking out too! Everything I tried on fit perfectly! We were driving along laughing and joking. but, I don’t care, I just need somewhere to hide. (Softly.) The Collected Stories of Colette beings together in one volume for the first time in any language the comprehensive collection of short stories by the novelist known worldwide as Colette, and now acknowledged, with Proust, as the most original French narrative writer of the first half of our century. Ugh it’s turn, of course, it’s the turn Dolly. Wow. Smile, walk, walk, walk and cupcake hands and… left foot two steps and…right foot two steps and turn and back (rolls her ankle and collapses in pain.) This is not who I am. Margulies is working with thematically rich material, and he is beautifully even-handed in developing the conflict at the center of the play, with eloquent, revealing, yet organic dialogue. Nothing changes but I try the best I can to put on a straight face and stay happy, never showing my true emotion. I would be too if I had to go in there. Wanna hear my story? Looking for original monologues for children? Nothing is ever going to chance unless you change it. I just wish he wouldn’t yell, and…well, other stuff. I’m awake. (pause) I’m sorry I went away to University. Last summer, I had to help my dad build a fence while you guys were at soccer camp, and this weekend, he is forcing me to stay home and help him stain the deck. Gender: Any Genre: Dramatic Busy click of an elfin hammer, It’s a wonderful scar, don’t you think? I’m sorry but even just thinking about it makes me pity him, the old me. Of course, by this point, it isn’t my story anymore anyway. Genre: Dramatic The only reason she does pageants anymore is in hopes that her dad will reach out to her. But my dad was an explorer, a conqueror. The performer must cite the author AND Drama Notebook in his/her recitation. I was known for how smart I was. I was his daughter; he was supposed to care. Actually, you’re worse than that, if you were selling a vacuum cleaner, no one would buy it because of how stupid you sound. I tell him that he is the only person on the street that I’ll give money to. I guess I was wrong! (gets up and exits), Second Place Winner! Money, designer clothes, loving family. That’s a boy thing. Mama said it was for the best. Trust me, you’ll both be happier if you let him back into the wild. I think we have some candles. Today my family and I are packed up and are ready to move somewhere else again. I’m so sorry I wasn’t paying attention and my song was on, you know and I was just in the groove like ” ayyy ayyy ayyy ayyy, ooouuuuuuu” (Sunflower) — oh uh sorry but my foot was just on the gas pedal, well it’s supposed to be duh, anyways just give me the ticket I’ll pay whatever. Genre: Comedic “Mom!!! Ma! Who’s up for pizza? It’s just little things that don’t seem racist as a kid, until you’re way older, and then you realise, wow (pause), the world sucks. If a black person happens to wear braids to school, some say ‘you have to wear your real hair’, ‘you’re not allowed extensions’. (Pinches himself/herself.) But, Ricky’s not as sand paper rough as he comes off. I can’t help but feel protective. Now, the art of the sword is an art dating back to the earliest ages of reason, perfected during the Renaissance age, when a true Renaissance man knew not only the sword, but—stop chatting amongst yourselves, you urchins! You said someone stole your crocs? Gender: Any (disappointed, frustrated) Wha… what do you mean it can’t be done? (Apply red lipstick.) Alright, I can do this. Drama Notebook holds a monthly Monologue Contest open to kids and teens from around the world. Gotcha!… Hurry up! (Puts picture away.) Here we go. So, after about four whole minutes of me staring at the door just waiting for that rat to walk in, she came running in. Look, I need to talk to you before I go. Nope. Third Place Winner His impression of Daniel Day Lewis doing Abraham Lincoln sounded more like Al Pacino. Stealing the Teacher’s Edition textbook helped I guess. If this new information is a shock to you, I have one question. My cat Ringo is coming into the kitchen, guess he heard me. I don’t remember him much, but I can see it in his eyes when I look at pictures of him. Description: A student complains about having to write a monologue. My first reaction was excitement and pure joy but didn’t last long when I realized all the problems and complications. I don’t talk at all. I mean look at what I have. Hey that rhymes! By: Jazarae Robinson, Age 12, Ohio, USA It started in our lab. Peach isn’t the only skin colour to exist, or maybe people just say it’s ‘skin colour’, because they think it’s the only one that looks good on their drawings. I know I`m young, I can’t talk a lot of English, Pero yo entiendo, but I can understand it. Wish me luck! I should have been there for you. Being scared saved my life. You remind me a lot of my father. He could barely look me in the eye. By: Karina S., Baton Rouge, Lousiana, USA, Age 15 And then, I spent fifty years wishing I had had the courage to say no. And as if all of this wasn’t enough, there’s one last cherry on top. That was before 5th grade. Remember you only live, exist or be alive once. That is not good for two reasons: 1) It’s getting hot in here. I just trying to protect him, you know. My mom would nag at me for bending about disco. I love you so much. I’m running out of air. Please staunch your profuse bleeding and proceed directly there. I’m pretty nervous. Trust me, I’m doing you a solid here. Genre: Comedic Just a couple of words criticizing Chairman Mao, the leader of the Cultural Revolution, and she was gone. And it’s HUGE! My mom told me one day this would all go away, and that one day I’ll be able to look at everyone with a smile again. Genre: Dramedy. ‘Hmm,’ says Bob, ‘I’ve been wanting to talk to you about that.’ Apparently, the true story…that I came out of a milk carton in the local supermarket when Alan unscrewed the lid, wasn’t ‘exciting enough’, it didn’t scream ‘blockbuster’. Of course, I immediately punched him in the face, but he stayed up there and just kept talking, and after a couple of hours, I felt better, and actually started to like the guy. This is the biggest day of my life and I’ve been talking about fo- for- FOR LIKE FOREVER, or at least since I was able to talk and watch TV. And tomorrow, if I am not imprisoned, our company will honour our ancestors, and our nation, by unveiling our sausage filled ravioli, sausoli, patent pending. That thunder and lightning surrounding us? Gender: Any (Walks off-stage.). I don’t. Yes, sorry George, yesterday my boss Samantha ran at me with a shrimp cocktail the size of a Clydesdale. Act casual. Okay, Plan B, cover story, come on think of a cover story. It’s easy to get strange around here. I’m trying. Ya better watch it, doggie-o. Not to worry. First Place Winner! Ricky got all teary-eyed just talking about it. Now that you know how I got into my dream college, it’s time to tell you how I got kicked out. Oh my god! I will not hesitate to take it! What were my alternatives, officer? With people skating, skiing, sledding, having fun in the snow, making snowmen, feeding penguins…! Third Place Winner! Well, you better hurry up with that, you’ve only got a few years left before you turn practically into prune, and then no good man will want you. My mom picked me up that night in the back lot of the drive in. 2000 calories isn’t even a pound. Gender: Any He constantly is trying to harm us in some way, and has spoken about three kind words to me total in the years that I’ve known him. Gender: Any I’m probably the prettiest woman on the whole planet. I waded through the water, trying to keep from being pushed back by the rising waves. Sure, I’ll never actually get married for love. They decided to go on an adventure because they had been bored at home all day. Let me call you back when I get home. I’ll have no escape. I’m happy he left us. I know you keep telling me, “But Fiona, I rescued him!” No, you did not. (pause) No, mom. I ran by the pool today. There are plenty who are, though. Along the way, the VSCO sister found a great spot to take some pictures for the gram. The man I knew was short-tempered, distant and narcissistic. You don’t have room on the wall? Title: Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo Title Record # 2288290 Author: Gabriel García Márquez Date: 1971-02-00 Variant Title of: Monólogo de Isabel viendo llover en Macondo [Spanish] (1955) [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers] Type: SHORTFICTION Length: short story Series: Macondo Language: English Genre: Comedic. Like eighty? But seriously to just wake up one day and end a friendship because of how popular someone is. No lies, no false fronts. I walked out of the class knowing I aced it. (pause) Oh, I can’t complain to him! But if I only ate one slice of pizza, that’s only 300 calories. After you left, I never asked how your new friends were, or how your new school was because I didn’t know what to say. I’m still alive! Mama always said avoid the political talk. Pretty soon I heard voices in their room. And it’s hard, it really is. She’s in a better place now, outta this place at least. People also assume you’re like 5 or 6 years younger than you are. I never saw my sister again. (pause) Yes. I was so tired last night. I set my stuff on the counter and headed around the corner to use the bathroom. So many things in life take me forever. Or you put on your favourite pair of jeans and nobody notices. It was the course of governments that led to the most destructive weapon ever conceived, but it was the people who paid the price. I went to my room and I could tell they were still arguing. By: Jessie Stevenson, Age 13, California. Skylar Morrison likes to thump kids on the head. Collect these stories and translate them into the language of the respective country, Form the collected stories into monologues that their authors could tell publicly in a form of a stage reading, a performance, a radio drama or a dramatic play, Perform these monologues collectively at the time internationally coordinated for the project, Here we go again. (Actor mimes getting into the elevator, pushing the button, and having the elevator start up and then lurch to a stop.) And this birthday boy is going to be ALIVE! So instead, I just waited for the cops to arrive. The turkey was great. I will strike at midnight, and they won’t see it coming. What do you mean you aren’t going to pay me? That’s why I’m here. This woman with crocs thing is getting old and I have to work tonight! The dog’s life, right? To make yeast, you ferment sugar found in fruits, like grapes. Even my best friend won’t talk to me anymore, the humiliation is probably too much for her. (Taps headset.) It splashed all over my Ann Taylor blouse and onto my Jimmy Choo’s. We all exist from the moment we come into life that’s just how it is, it’s like a chore. (Breathes in, breathes out.) When I went to the Ferris wheel, they asked if I wanted the twelve and under ticket. I have to go now. By: Lyena Monis, Age 12, California, USA Third Place Winner! Leaping in the air, I had the feeling that I could do anything in the world. It was getting late, so I started to hitchhike. Genre: Dramatic It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. It is way deep. Check back often to see new entries, and consider entering your own student’s work! I mean, he said he just “didn’t feel like teaching today.” I was like, huh? Before you say no, just hear me out! By: Amber Rothberg, Massachusetts, USA Age 13 I always wished my life was more interesting. Take that, clock! He didn’t want anyone else to look at me. Furiously scribbling. I’m living in dirt, surrounded by dead people! Of course, your first thought is, “Eww! I’m his princess…FOREVER. Yes, I’m stressed out, and maybe I’ve been a little emotional lately. If you remembered anything, you might remember that, right? I’m leaving you on speakerphone. He told stories and did impressions every chance he got. My computer has been speaking to me. Cool! No! Did you hear that? Yeah, Angela deserved the award. (Getting angry.) People tell me how much I’m like her, and it drives me crazy. Leslie? In this monologue, NAOMI opens up to her Aunt about a circle of depression she encounters in her life. Jeez. 911 what is your emergency? I’m pretty sure my 4th grade English teacher made sure I was with the worst English teacher for the rest of school. Little did he know that my history of self-harm made me tolerant to pain and my terrible upbringing made me a great fighter. But the only time I feel happy and content is when I’m on heroin, so I don’t know if I’m ever gonna’ get off it. Ha! Alright already, let the woman wear what she wants okay? 1. Can you believe it? By: Nugwa Usman, Canada, Age 16 This one change in my life would have a ripple effect on my life forever. Would you go back and be at least honest with her? Description: A teen shows off an ability to read minds. He didn’t give me a ticket. Brock: Okay. Yeah, it was really fun to see everyone again, but uh, Grammy, please, just let me talk!Thank you. The inside of my mirror looked nothing like what I expected it to be. The kids roughed him up, yanno, punches and kicks like little tykes do, and then poured syrup into the back of his sweater. Gender: Female Water. I’m a bit American and bit Polish! I will snatch it and all of its accessories and I’ll barricade myself in my room! Take three. I want a piece!” You firmly mouth the word no over your shoulder and turn back around. Sometimes she would know when I had a bad day and would always make me feel better. I consulted my solicitor. I covered my ears and ran inside and closed the door. (Pauses. By: Anastasia G., Vancouver, BC, Age 13 Gender: Any The part that made me ache was when Ricky told me ‘bout the day they served French toast sticks. I’m ready. Or maybe I would be at yet another early-morning practice, the kind where you moan and complain about the freezing water and your aching legs, but you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world. He’d come home from work late with an apology. Don’t you dare throw that chair out the window! The day I found out he was going to die, I was unfazed. Alexa is always listening. What I mean to say is that I will do my best to find her a home as soon as possible. In the meantime, I’m just numb. Description: Character is numbing themselves by using drugs. 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