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Thank you for your comments - and for liking and sharing this site --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monologue Mania Day # 206 by Janet S. Tiger Interview With the Devil Sept. 6, 2014 Interview With the Devil A monologue by Janet S. Tiger © all rights reserved email@example.com
(The sheriff and the reporter are sitting at the bar together, both have had a couple drinks and are more relaxed. The sheriff turns to her and looks at her very carefully, then lifts his glass)
I lift my glass to you, young lady, because I have to say, that of all the news people who have graced our fine town, you are the one who has lasted the longest, dug into things the deepest, who now has an official enemy here, a person or persons unknown, who wants you very desperately to stop digging. someone I must protect you from because that is my job. And in spite of knowin all this about you, you are still the biggest mystery I have.
(She laughs and raises her glass)
Yes, you are the mystery. I have done a little bit of research into you, my friend from New Yawk.....murders are not your usual interest. Usually, you write about happy endings. Like that piece you did on the twins who were separated when they were only two months old, and adopted by different families. And then they found each other after 54 years, and they both had married men named Mike, both had two children, a boy and a girl, and they wore their hair the same way.
That was a nice story.....and then you did that one about the dolphins from Katrina, and how they survived.....I liked that one, too.
But no murders, I didn't see one story from you about a murder. Nothin close either, no missin children, no suspicious deaths or drug deals gone bad and restrainin orders that don't work. Nope. Just happy stuff. Any sad had very feel good endings.......and that brings me to my original question, because there is no way that is case is evah gonna have a happy endin.....not when it starts the way it did with two deaths of children and a murder of the killer......and now, now that Jorge was acquited, and you are pokin your pretty little nose into places it shouldn't go, we have a new set of problems.
Was I wrong? Was there another killer? I don't think so, even if it wasn't Jorge who pulled the trigger, he knows who did, which makes him an accessory at best. But with the trial over, and no definite end, we have a small town askin each other, 'who is the killer here?'
Is it my friend, that I have known for forty years? Or my neighbor, here only 15 years? I'm sure you heard the expression....'once the seeds of doubt are sown......'
(He takes out a cigarette and lights it while saying the rest)
It's almost as if we had a balance here, and then the devil comes in.....not that I believe in things like that you understand, but the devil comes in and all the devil has to do is a couple of things and people are lookin at each other different than before.... I'm sure you heard the expression....'once the seeds of doubt are sown......'
(He takes a deep breath of smoke and blows it out slowly.)
So, my question still stands, Miz Walter.......... why the hell are you here?
(The lights shift to the reporter.)
Note- Her reply will be tomorrow's monologue
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