Excerpt from “Horace – Adult (Seriocomedic)”

Monologues for the Serious Actor by Bob Berry

Excerpt from “Horace – Adult (Seriocomedic)”:

The Great American Novel

I am writing the Great American Novel. My wife thinks I’m nuts, but I am
deadly serious. I quit my job as a computer programmer, so … yeah, it’s a bit of
a gamble. But you only go round once, right? Besides, she is assistant manager
at Walmart, so I know we can stay afloat. No kids. The house will be paid off in
sixteen years. Credit card debt is down to three thousand. Now is the time to do
what I want to do. I mean, I’m forty years old for God’s sake. I may never again
get the inspiration or creative energy to write a friggin’ novel. You know?

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