Monologues » Allison Lee Flom

Allison Lee Flom

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting


  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    40-60
    YEARS OLD
    I’m cooking pasta, like I always do on Thursdays. It’s been a tradition ever since James was little I’ve made spaghetti with garlic and he’s always loved it. I’ll ask about school; he’ll ask about work. It’s nice. The water is bubbling and I have this idea. This fleeting thought, for just a moment, that James needs me right now, and I decide to check on him. I walk down the hallway to his bedroom. From outside the door, noises. Subtle, but definitely a movement. I figure it’s a new feature on some sort of videogame or social media or something. I can’t keep up with technology. Kids these days don’t understand real interaction, human connection. They don’t read books, or magazines. Everything is co.......
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    COMEDIC
    2min
    35-45
    YEARS OLD
    I’ve decided to label each of my wrinkles. I turn forty tomorrow and it’s time to get creative or I won’t survive this. So, labels. This one is the I-paid-for-my-ex-husband’s-rehab wrinkle. The parentheses around my mouth are named separation and divorce. Each of the Crow’s Feet is a pregnancy scare; under my eyes are both named weight gain and all the rest are from the blind date I went on last night where the guy told me he could “see experience” in my face. He said I was a “real woman,” then insisted I pay for dinner. And I was wearing Spanx - the worst thing about turning forty. They’re great for making fat rol.......
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    13-30
    YEARS OLD
    I’m nine. I’m at the pharmacy with my mother buying aspirin. I say we should walk down the aisle with all the bottles of things – you know, shampoo, lotion, stuff like that – but she says she doesn’t want to, that we don’t need any of that. I walk down it anyway and she follows me. Then she starts talking to a man. He has big fingers and my mother is laughing and no one is looking at me. Right in that moment, I become invisible. I fade into the background of the stories happening around me and I’m watching the stories but I’m not in .......
    Price $3.99


  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    19-25
    YEARS OLD
    She walks like she has a fishing line connected to her shoulders, that’s connected to the sky, that’s connected to angels. The arch in her back is a Greek temple and it moves like the Pacific Ocean and I only sat behind her in one lecture but I knew I loved her. I mean, that’s what college is about, right? Mystery, and love, sex, and questions, and mystery love sex questions, or, something. It was a science class, probably something tedious and biology-based. She was science, too, made entirely of boxes of light and depleted by lif.......
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    COMEDIC/
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    30-40
    YEARS OLD
    When my parents divorced there was a larger custody battle over the cappuccino machine than there was over me. When I read Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade, the dog dropped it in the fireplace. I don’t believe in love. But today, I’m at the supermarket in the sweatpants I’ve been wearing for four days, standing in the frozen foods section looking at waffle varieties. And then it happened, this totally weird paralyzing vortex of unfamiliarity occurred when a hand touched mine as we both reached for the same frozen veggie pizza with pepperoni. There’s nothing glamorous about frozen pepperoni—which I’ve heard is made of p.......
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    COMEDIC/
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-40
    YEARS OLD
    Sometimes in singing competition TV shows they’ll show the tragic backstory of some wide-eyed hopeful contestant and they’re like, “I’d never been on a plane before but I left my small town in Iowa for a chance at the dream.” Then it turns out the auditions are in Iowa so they didn’t even have to take a plane. They didn’t actually lie. They just used words to get around saying, “I’m not good enough on my own, so I need some sob story so you morons will vote for me,” or whatever. That’s what Sammy did. He said he had to go to L.A. to do movies or something. Sa.......
    Price $3.99


  • MALE
    COMEDIC/
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-50
    YEARS OLD
    I would set an extra place at the table; two forks, because Percy hated getting pasta sauce on his vegetables, and no napkin, because Percy always wiped his dirty hands on his mustard yellow shirt. Percy loved music and dreaded rain and enjoyed microwaves and Percy didn’t die when my father died, so I kept setting the place for Percy, because nothing had changed. That’s not what they thought; not my mother, my sister, doctors, not anyone. They called it post-traumatic psychosis at one point, which, in retrospect, is fucking insane. I had an imaginary friend. I was strange. My dad died when I was in third grade. Novembe.......
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-45
    YEARS OLD
    When no one else is in the car with me I listen to the sixties station. The voices seem pure, and there’s that crackling under the track that makes you think of a needle on vinyl and right then, only then, I miss my grandfather. Everyone knows he was a bad guy, I mean, Jesus, my dad changed our last name and everything. But I have this picture in my head, it’s—it seems stupid, I know, but it feels like something. We’re under the staircase in my childhood house, I’m about five, and we’re dancing. I’m standing on his feet, my hands are around his waist and my ear is pressed against his belly. .......
    Price $3.99