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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WINS A PRIZE

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TENNESSEE Madam Chairman, I’m afraid I’m coming down with something and won’t be able to help you out later this evening. We’ll be lucky if I make it through the presentation. LOUISA Oh, dear. Then I suppose we better start the program right away. Excuse me a moment. LOUISA rushes out. CALVIN sits. TENNESSEE Well done, Cal! I’m delighted to discover you have talents beyond the obvious ones. CALVIN Hey—did you know you’re supposed to go to a press conference tomorrow morning? TENNESSEE Oh, I never bother with those things. CALVIN They’re expecting you at 10AM. TENNESSEE They’re probably also expecting Saint Nicholas to come down their chimney on Christmas Eve, but I never appear in public before noon. CALVIN But I promised that lady you’d be there. TENNESSEE Were you plotting against me with the dragon lady while I was relieving myself in the ladies room? CALVIN If you accept their award, shouldn’t you go? How painful can it be? TENNESSEE You’re too young to know anything about pain. CALVIN Look, I’ll get you up. TENNESSEE (seductively)

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The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

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