Matt’s note: This one was sourced from Antipholus’s speech to Luciana in A Comedy Of Errors
SEA SISTER (any gender, mid teens on up)
It’s crazy. I don’t even know your name. Your sister never told me. No- don’t say it just yet... the name of the most beautiful girl in the world? I’d like that to be the property of my imagination, just for now.
But later, maybe you could tell me. Maybe later we could walk along the deck? It’s migration night for the flicker fish and the whole ocean is going to look like this big underwater lightning storm. Would you like to check that out?
Don’t say yes or no yet. But if you decide yes, then maybe tonight I’d like to know your name. And your favorite scent. And what makes you laugh and cry and even what you secretly believe you sister has that you don’t have.
Because whatever it is, however many magical talents she has... you have so much more, to me.
And I want to be clear: I don’t love your sister. I mean, I care if she lives or dies, don’t get me wrong, that’s why I saved her from the spiral shark in the first place. Or at least what I thought was her. I mean she was in the middle of a shape shift, how was I to know she was human? Do you really think I did it because I was madly in love with a dolphin?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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