Monologue gives you a great yarn to spin plus a decent journey with emotional highs and lows to hit.
The monologue is from the short play "Soap Opera" from the collection of short plays by David Ives entitled "Time Flies and other short plays."
The monologue opens on the top of page 119 of "Time Flies and other short plays" with the line "It was as a naked crawling infant I first glimpsed it" and continues to "I was hooked." The second part begins with "The sphinx in our Oedipal basement was my mother's Maypole" and continues to "We were a perfect match." The third part starts with "A machine that's faultless and flawless" and continues to "Perfection, cubed!" The fourth part starts with "Yes. Yes. I know I'm just replacing my mother by dating a washing machine." and continues to "This machine and I are soulmates!" The fifth part starts with "Nobody understood" and closes on "The day I graduated to Maypole Repairman."