That ship has sailed, don’t you think?

Drama scene from the play script, “No Returns” where two lovers try to decide whether or not they should be together.

SHANICE: I left my wife. Can’t say it was for you Justine, but I left her to keep that door open between us.

JUSTINE: I never made any promises.

SHANICE: Neither did I and I’m not holding you to anything.


SHANICE: I’m not bothered by it one way or the other.

JUSTINE: You’re not?

SHANICE: Not at all.


SHANICE: Because I’m a grown up. I don’t have time for little girl games. I am not interested in being one of those women who cry and wait for the woman she loves to make her decision.

JUSTINE: Are you angry?

SHANICE: I don’t know what you call it.

JUSTINE: So you do want to be with me?

SHANICE: That ship has sailed, don’t you think?

JUSTINE: What’s left?

SHANICE: Memories.


SHANICE: Nothing wrong with that. We did what we did. It lasted for as long as it lasted and turned out the way that it did. That’s life.

JUSTINE: Shouldn’t there be something more?

SHANICE: Justine. It is what it is and it’s fine.

JUSTINE: So, we’re done? There’s nothing more to it?

SHANICE: That’s on you. It would be nice if you could say it because I think that would be good for you.

JUSTINE: Good for me?

SHANICE: I’ve known you long enough to give you the final decision on us because I think you need to. Maybe then, you’ll end things with your wife once and for all.


SHANICE: Say it.


SHANICE: Say we are over.

JUSTINE: …What good will that do?

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No Returns by Joseph Arnone
In the one act eplay No Returns, Justine talks with her lover about how she needs to find the inner strength and courage to end things with her wife.  2 Women.  Drama.

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