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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WINS A PRIZE

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Baby, you’re already getting me up.

CALVIN If you behave yourself, I’ll show you a real good time back at your place later tonight AND get you up with a smile on your face tomorrow morning. TENNESSEE I thought the Stone Angel of the Fountain was just something I made up. But I think it came to life when I walked into that bar. CALVIN Who? TENNESSEE The Stone Angel stood in a park in Glorious Hill, Mississippi and offered a cool drink of water to passersby overcome by the southern heat. But some people need more than water. I am one of those people. And you appear to offer me exactly what I need. CALVIN Does that mean you’ll go? It’s at some place called Sardi’s. You know it? TENNESSEE Never heard of it. CALVIN I’ll go ask her. TENNESSEE Never mind. All right, my multi-talented young deceiver, I’ll let you wake me up at that ungodly hour. And if you manage to bring a smile to my face, we’ll make our way over to west 44th street where you can look for my portrait on the wall. CALVIN Your portrait’s on the wall? TENNESSEE I said you can look—but no, you won’t find it. They keep asking to do my portrait, but I always refuse. CALVIN Gee, I wouldn’t refuse to have MY portrait done. TENNESSEE Then perhaps we’ll ask them to do yours while we’re there. Personally, I find the prospect of matinee ladies from Scarsdale scrutinizing my face while chomping on their chicken tetrazzini revolting.

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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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