Arash’s ” A Little Prince” Monologue

Description: A Little Prince locked in a tower imagines a way out of his situation!

Ugh! It’s been eleven years. Eleven! And still, I am here. In the tallest tower protected by the most dangerous dragon, wearing yet another black shirt and with the same old hair, only shorter because i just got a hair cut. It’s like nothing has changed. Not really. I mean, when I first got here, I was really scared and lonely. So, I guess I’m not that scared anymore, but the loneliness. Geez. Sometimes, I think I’m going crazy. Half the time I talk to myself while the other half I talk to the dragon. She’s really nice actually. Yup. It’s a girl. And his name is Anna. It’s sort of Spanish for fire. Anna tells me that the only reason why she kills knights that want to rescue me is because she hears them say things like: “This is for the kingdom! I shall slay this dragon, rescue the dark prince, and rule the kingdom! Gold for me, gold for ME!” Anna tells me that she doesn’t think those type of girls are for me.

I know it’s crazy, but I think that the dragon is actually like a mom to me. More than my actual mom, that’s for sure! I mean, couldn’t she have stopped dad from sending me to this tower to wait for my “true love?” I thought true love couples met like in a Walmart parking lot or at a club or something. If only my dad didn’t make that stupid bet with the other king: “Let’s see who loves their crown prince more.” My dad’s theory was that, the more your son suffers, the more love he deserves. Thanks dad. I’m a son, not a casino chip! But to be honest, some days are not that bad. Sometimes, I just like looking out the window and…wait! Is that a knight coming to rescue me? Ugh. He didn’t even bother to shave. Here he comes. I can see the greediness in his face. Please Anna, don’t let him rescue me. Don’t let him! …And…he’s dead. I am so tired of this. Over and over, waiting for a Princess to rescue me. Maybe this is a life lesson. Don’t people say, “love yourself?” Well, I certainly love myself very much. Maybe I am my own “true love.” Yes! I get it now! Anna! We shall fly away! Forget about Princesses and kingdoms! Let’s fly to freedom together!

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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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