Episode 431: TDO After Hours # 1, with Vanessa Blakeslee

Episode 431: TDO After Hours # 1, with Vanessa Blakeslee

Episode 431 associated with the Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literary works can be obtained on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or view here to stream (right click to down load, if it’s your thing).

In this week’s show, Vanessa Blakeslee and I also discuss two pieces that are online the main topic of intercourse writing, as well as the discussion roves after that.


Lorin Stein’s “Why Talk About Sex? ” in The Paris Review.

Vanessa Blakeslee’s “The Fetish” into the Paris Review.

“Another Night with Mr. Fun” can be found in this anthology saturday.


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Episode 431 regarding the Drunken Odyssey, your podcast that is favorite about writing and literary works can be acquired on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or just click here to stream (right click to down load, if it’s your thing).

The Diaries of A scribbler that is sozzled

01 Aug 2020 saturday

The Diaries of A sozzled scribbler #14

Transcribed by DMETRI KAKMI

1 August 2020

Imagine whom we stumbled on while prowling in Melbourne’s Fitzroy Gardens? None apart from Charles Baudelaire.

‘Charlie, my dear other, ’ we cried. ‘ we thought you had been dead. ’

‘I am, ’ quoth he. ‘That’s why I’m right here. ’

‘Well said, ’ had been my jolly rejoinder. ‘Only those who’ve turned their backs on life live in Melbourne. ’

We laughed. Charles delivered a hearty slap to my back, and I also very nearly plummeted into a hydrangea bush, from where four guys emerged, pulling up their jeans.

‘Regardez, Charlie, ’ I said. ‘Ta fleurs du mal. ’

‘They are anges de debauche within their normal habitat, ’ pronounced my pal. ‘What are you currently doing right right right here, old booze coach? ’

‘I’m waiting around for Olivia De Havilland, ’ I admitted, ‘She passed away and I’m interviewing her about life on the reverse side. ’

‘What enjoyable. Mind if I help keep you business? ’

‘Not at all, dear chap. Why don’t we spend time and await the august woman. ’

We sat for a work bench and waited. It had been a grey time. Barely anybody had been away. The chill winds that prowled the park’s avenues had been a breathing from Hades’ mouth. Charlie caused a container of white rum to materialise out of their pocket and then we passed it between us—to keep warm, you realize.

Charlie spake therefore.

‘Whom would you choose, your mom, your daddy, your sibling or your cousin? ’

He had been in another of those emotions. You could only play along.

‘I do not have dad, nor mom, nor sis, nor bro, ’ said I, engaging in the nature. ‘A hatchling am we from Quetzalcoatl ’s egg—the flying serpent from who all nature’s rejects claim lineage. ’

‘Frauds chinese shemale, felons, fiends and faggots all! We abhor ab muscles term. ’

‘I’m sure maybe not under which lassitude it resides—the land of this Lotus-eaters! ’

‘What is beauty but an inebriate that is crapulous for the moon when you look at the gutter? ’

‘So, just what would you love, oh hammered stranger? ’

‘I adore Methylenedioxymethamphetamine… MDMA, ecstasy, molly, call it that which you will…tis rapture, tis bliss… les merveilleux etoiles! ’

We cackled and gazed fondly at each and every other. Possibly I ought to mention at this juncture that Charlie and I also return back a way that is long. We had been created round a comparable some time also went along to the school that is same. He in Paris, 1821, and I also in Athens, the exact same year. We became quick friends at the Lycee Louis-le-Grand, he law that is studying of most things, and me idleness. He instead negligently used residence that is permanent the Cimetiere du Montparnasse perhaps maybe perhaps not fifty years later on, while we persist.

‘How do you really get it done? ’ Charles said, switching upon me personally a tearstained face of angelic beatitude. Always gets maudlin following a few products.

‘How do i actually do exactly just exactly what? ’

‘Sold my soul to Beelzebub. ’

‘Ah, you went ahead with this deal. ’

‘Yes, ’ I said. ‘A soul just gets in the form of a great time. ’

‘True, ’ muttered my pal, chugging rum. ‘If only I’d been as smart. ’

We had been interrupted by feminine tones that are dulcet. It had been Olivia De Havilland, the final display screen treasure. The elegant woman sauntered over the great yard, searching like Spring ’ s incarnate that is seraph.

‘Yoo-hoo, there you may be, you naughty boy! ’

‘Livvy, darling, ’ we said, increasing and using the favored dainty digit. ‘You look fabulous for a person who is just a corpse. ’

Her smile that is radiant lit the planet. We put a kerchief in the work bench and Livvy lowered her cultivated posterior on it; i’ll be certain to offer it on e-bay. (The kerchief, maybe maybe not her bum. ) The seraph who organised the meeting explained the dead enjoy ten to 15 minutes one of the living. I had making it fast. After presenting Livvy to Charlie, I got down seriously to business.

‘Livvy, ’ I said. ‘Your adoring fans are waiting to learn exactly exactly just what it is like on the other hand. ’

Livvy crossed one leg that is stockinged one other, pulled her Balenciaga mink snugly around her, and lifted the veil on a concern that features baffled philosophers and necromancers throughout the hundreds of years.

‘Why, it is like an excellent big resort. ’

‘A resort? ’ Charlie and I also cried, horrified.

‘Yes. A mixture of The Ritz Paris in addition to Chelsea in ny. The greater it becomes up you go the more grand. The lower down, the more scungy, to utilize an Australian idiom. ’

She will need to have seen our expressions of disappointment for she included: ‘It’s actually extremely pleasant and incredibly well maintained. Undoubtedly you’ve seen it, Charles? ’

Charlie shook his mind, more despondent than in the past.

‘The crimson dawn has blotted out the religious skies pour moi, ma chere madame. I need to wander with wide-open eyes in Elysian areas, phantom-like, closed right out of the immortal sun, a lucid, pure, being whose only objective is to record the le voyage des damnes. ’

Livvy and I also seemed piteously at him.

‘No Jesus? ’ we believed to her.

‘Not that I’ve seen. Though i really do think my maid is a goddess. ’

‘No heaven or hell? ’

Livvy contemplated the piercing question.

‘You know, ’ she stated in good time, ‘in my opinion there is a demarcation of some type. We, as an example, must dwell in a type of paradise because my dear buddy Bette Davis includes a suite in the floor that is same and Errol Flynn is over the hall. ’

‘Ah! ’ I cried, pointing a revelatory finger into the skies.

‘And…’ Livvy went on, ‘my goody-two-shoes cousin Joan Fontaine is seven floors below with James Stewart and Ethel Merman. That has to clearly represent hell. ’

Our laughed rose to your heavens because, quite instantly, Livvy proclaimed it absolutely was time for you to get.

‘One more question, ’ we stated.

‘Is it real about Errol Flynn? ’

‘Is just what true, darling? ’

‘That he has…you understand… a big…’

Livvy’s face lit up like one thousand radiant suns.

‘I’m not merely one to inform stories away from school, ’ she said, sotto voce, ‘but allow me to state that today’s ladies lack one thing. ’

‘An admiration of a large difficult cock. ’

With this, Livvy shot to her feet. It had been time and energy to go back to the truly amazing Ritz that is big Hotel the sky. Coming over the opportunity had been a man’s shadow at their foot. It found Livvy along with its beak and vanished into the clouds.

‘Come home, ’ we said to Charlie. ‘I’ll make you an Old Fashioned. ’

‘So very long as you retain the hands to yourself, ’ he mumbled, increasing unsteadily to his legs.

‘As if I’d touch you, syphilitic old boot. ’

Until next we meet. Cheerio!