FADING JOY – Monologue (Joy)

A monologue from the play by Walter Wykes

NOTE: This monologue is reprinted with the author’s permission. All inquiries should be directed to the author at: sandmaster@aol.com

JOY[Looking up into the sky.] Hello? Mother Moon? It’s me. Joy. Can you hear me?




I know you’re up there. I can see you, but … you’re so far away. Why are you so far away?


I just want to talk for a few minutes. Like we used to. Do you remember how we used to talk? It was such fun!

What … what was it we used to talk about? I’ve forgotten. Beautiful things, I … I know that, but … I can’t … I can’t quite …


I don’t even remember how I got here. Isn’t that strange? I know I came from someplace warm. Warm and dark.

And water. There was water. I remember floating in the night sky … or … or deep in the ocean. And I remember voices.

Big soft angel voices. They told me things. Secrets. They sang to me. Beautiful songs! About …


I … I can’t remember what they were about anymore. I try, but … they’re gone. Won’t you tell me, Mother Moon?

Won’t you whisper in my ear just one more time? Please?


Why won’t you answer me?


What have I done wrong?

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