Fall No Further

Drama monologue from “Fall No Further” wherein Mel tries to figure out a way to be ready for a final goodbye.

MEL: You know what? Forget I said anything, Gus. I shouldn’t have said anything. (sighs) Anything can happen at any time. There, I said it. No warning, at a second’s notice and we have to somehow accept that. We must accept that…must. We must. No warning. No signals. BAM! BOOM! Like a lightning bolt. How do we process that? An emotion that has no name, an unfamiliar feeling, explosive to the mind, or, or maybe, maybe there’s a sweet surrender? An acceptance, even in that second of…perhaps there isn’t even a consciousness to it, but, oh, I don’t know what I’d do about it, how I’d process it. (pause) I only want you to know how much I love you, no matter what happens, I want you to know I love you more than my own soul. I love you. I need you to always know that, okay? (beat) If I tell you enough, maybe that’s my way out, our way out, so if the surprise springs up on us, like BAM! BOOM! Like a shock to our veins, we will already know what to do, wouldn’t we? How to react…sort of…no? We can try, Gus, because we will remember what matters, and maybe then, only then, it will be alright to go…what do you think about all that?

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Fall No Further by Joseph ArnoneIn the one act eplay, “Fall No Further” Mel doesn’t want Gus to go outside to throw out the trash and she has a difficult time expressing her reasoning as to why.  1 Woman, 1 Man. Drama.

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