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Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden

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Comedic Monologue originally from 20/20 Action
Originally performed by Mark Pettit

Dramatic / Male 

The speaker expresses their sadness and frustration as they fail to keep their late partners garden alive. 


The first thing to die was the peppers. They’d grown so well when she was tending to them and then — it was like they knew. The weather turned and even if I brought them in out of the cold at night it wasn’t enough. They died. All three pots full of peppers died.

I was determined to keep something alive, but it was like nature was out to get me. Next was the tomatoes. A strong wind destroyed the trellis. I tried to get one of those cage things so that they’d survive, but it wasn’t enough. Once they were ripped from the support they seemed to give up as well.

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