I only want to live my life how I wish to live it.

In the scene from drama one act eplay, “Once in a River Blue” Willy Boy takes a step back after he notices Solume pull away from his feelings.

WILLY BOY: I’d like to introduce you to my mother.

SOLUME: Really?

WILLY BOY: I would love to.


WILLY BOY: Because I’d be proud to have you meet her. She’s a crazy one, I’ll let you know now but once you get to know her, she’s alright. Loud as all hell and a mouth like a sewer but she’s all love and goodness in her heart. I think she’d really like you.

SOLUME: I don’t want to meet your mother.

WILLY BOY: Oh, I, okay, I was just, I didn’t mean to — did I come off a bit strong and all?

SOLUME: I am in no rush to meet your mother.

WILLY BOY: Oookay. Okay, no worries. You don’t have to meet her.

SOLUME: I don’t like to have plans.


SOLUME: I hope you understand.

WILLY BOY: I’m tryin’.

SOLUME: I’m trying to enjoy my life without being led to a destination.

WILLY BOY: Yeah…I get that…um, well, if you ever decide you wanna come over to my house for dinner, meet my mom, she makes the greatest apple pie this side of the river. That’s a fact.

SOLUME: I’ve never had apple pie before.

WILLY BOY: It’s incredible. It will blow your mind.


WILLY BOY: Oh yeah, my mom is a master baker.


WILLY BOY: What’s wrong? You suddenly got all quiet like.

SOLUME: I like you William.

WILLY BOY: I like you, Solume.

SOLUME: I don’t want to hurt you.

WILLY BOY: Hurt me? Why would you hurt me?

SOLUME: I take the day as it comes. I only live for the day. Tomorrow you may not see me.

WILLY BOY: I’d like to see you.

SOLUME: Maybe you will, maybe you won’t…

WILLY BOY: You prefer to leave things open, without…damn, maybe I been coming on too strong or something.

SOLUME: There is nothing wrong with you William. I only want to live my life how I wish to live it. You understand?

WILLY BOY: Sure…I think…um, yeah, you know, you can do any old thing you wanna do, I’m not, I don’t claim ownership of you or anything like that, I’m certainly not trying to make you feel, uh, I don’t want to make you feel uncomfortable or anything like that.

SOLUME: Thank you.

WILLY BOY: YEAH, yeah, sure.

SOLUME: Okay…shall we walk to the river?

WILLY BOY: Uh, yeah, of course…there’s a house there up over that hill (pointing)…me and the boys, we go fishing and swimming and use the place to keep some of our things…no one ever visits it, hell we don’t even think it has an owner! Come on, I’ll show you, it’s got a place where we can watch over everything, wait till you see the sun setting on the river blue…

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Once In A River Blue by Joseph ArnoneIn the one act eplay Once In A River Blue, Willy Boy is quickly falling in love with Solume who has recently moved in his neighborhood from another country.  1 Woman, 1 Man.  Drama.

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