Arash’s “The Next Chapter” Monologue

In The Next Chapter, Arash has returned to London after living in New York and he talks to his buddy Jake about his experience.

ARASH: I fell in love real hard. Tara…she was something really special, she is something real special but; she opened me up to things about life, myself and she gave me things I needed and then she broke my heart.

Everything was taken away from me in one day. I thought I was building this wonderful life for myself. I was happy, I was recording, I was in love…I was barely getting by but it was such a great feeling to be my own person and carve out my own path…but things began getting the best of me, I started to gradually lose my core, my foundation; what was giving me life was also taking life away and I didn’t realize it until, until I had a meltdown…this one night…we were all out, members of Tara’s band, she had just finished a gig and we were all getting blasted at the bar. I was helping to load up the van with music equipment but started feeling lightheaded and so I laid down in the back. I was so lit, I couldn’t even talk straight…I wake up and have to take a piss and when I make my way out of the van, I hear this moaning sound coming from behind a dumpster, and so I looked behind the dumpster to find my girlfriend Tara having sex with a douche bag dude.

I went ape shit. I just remember raging. I grabbed some microphone stand from the back of the van and started swinging it wildly with the intention to destroy and conquer. It was surreal. Everything seemed like it wasn’t happening. The very next thing I remember is waking up in my bed, as if from a nightmare, but when I tried calling Tara, she was hiding.

It turns out that one of my microphone swings connected to Tara’s head and put a major gash across her temple. Could have killed her for real…I never saw her again. The story was all related to me from Robert, the drummer, with a threatening message to never go near her again, so…that ended that.

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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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