Arash’s “Catholic Guy”

In this monologue, Arash talks to his daughter about the truths of his life in order to make his daughter realize that partying could have bad consequences in tis town. Arash talks to his daughter in the kitchen while sipping his late night cap of chamomile tea.

Arash: Ooooh, I wasn’t just a Catholic guy.  I was more of a scorpion looking to strike my next victim. I loved pretty girls darling and they loved me.  Scorpion. Well, at least that’s how I was before I got married and had you kids. Yeah…

You know how it is when you’re young. Well, you’re young so, of course you know…you want to try things. Live life and see things. Experience things. See what’s out there. I’m–I used to sneak out of my house late at night. I used to act like I was going to bed upstairs when I was really tippy toeing to the downstairs basement.

I would escape from the window and run through the woods to my friend’s house around the block. I would carry my clothes with me because going through the basement window was a dirty mess.

We would get all dolled up and go out partying like two little crazies. I think back on the things we did. Boy oh boy, I could make most women today cringe.

I was a wild orchid on the inside and a Catholic dude on the outside. Catholic guilt they call it, it caught up to me when one day I couldn’t make it out of the house because my father was doing work in the basement for whatever reason. I was trapped for the night. Go figure. But, but that was the same night that my friends around the block was murdered.

Turns out…

…she was…terrible things were done to her…life should be lived to the fullest but always within caution.

Always within caution. I pride myself in having an honest relationship with you, my daughter.  I don’t try to play the princess in order to trick you into being someone I want you to be.  Just not my way, darling.  I oftentimes wonder what would have happened, had I made it out that night with…terrible, terrible to imagine.

Anyway, be safe and live your life.  That’s what it’s all about.

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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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