This monologue is a powerful example of madness and obsession carried by either a man or a woman for their ex-lover. The mixed pronouns may be initially distracting, but this piece takes on new twists and general creepiness depending on who is the perpetrator and who is the victim. The suspect weaves romantic and violent language to describe a tragic event and does not convey remorse for the result.

Development History:
This monologue is loosely based on a newspaper story I read some 20 years ago. Bluff was selected for a staged reading at the Southwest Regional Dramatists Guild of America Friday Night Footlights Series as well as Theatre Artists Studio’s New Summer Shorts Festival, both in June 2008.

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