Dead Weight

In the monologue from play, Dead Weight, Arash is secretly in love with a woman and he injects her with a strong dose of truth before she leaves town for good.

Arash: Change? You won’t find change wherever you go, Anahita. You need to learn how to make the change inside yourself. I know you, what, ten years now? Ten long years and it’s always been the same with you, you haven’t changed one bit, you’ve been exactly the same since I first met you.

You can be whoever the hell you wanna be but when you start making excuses and start blaming other people, your environment, talking about your addictions…I can’t take hearing that cause you’re lying to yourself when you say it.

You know, you are the only guy I ever met in this town that had any spark. I always liked you cause I felt you were different but you’ve always circled around your problems like a carousel and that somehow made you worse than everybody else.

I hoped you somehow would have smacked yourself out of it…I’ve liked you, cared about you if you really want to know the truth and…I don’t even know why I’m bothering to tell you any of this cause you’re leaving anyway, so it’s not like it’s going to matter but if you ever think about me, just remember one thing, remember that I gave a damn to tell you that whatever demons haunt you, they will remain haunting you, until you are strong enough of a woman to stand up against them and change.

It’s not gonna happen by fleeing back home. That dead wait will follow you forever, until you cut the chain.

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Arash has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil! What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into his lifelong passion. There’s nothing he likes better than writing (and reading) stories that is humorous in English and Persian languages, with a touch of Suspense and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Arash is also a YouTuber, Persian singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional kabob eater. When he’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find him in an adventure road-tripping to national parks! If you want to see Arash in his element (ranting about stories) check out his YouTube channel.

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