payaso-lage 2

A story in punctuation marks, words and short phrases, derived from a board message timeline
spanning Day and Evening of India’s 60th Year of Independence.
(yaaaay!)
Illustrating that:
– Writers and non-writers alike are people too;
– Even clowning around can take long to write and edit.
– Stubbornness may not be a good thing in a non-writer.
Just clowning around two.

hmmm

The board is quiet

holiday time
holiday holiday
want to take a nap

..
good one from Som
that’s funny

…..
hmmm, that Circus thing from s

…nice…
…that Slate thing, ha-ha,
suckitude!
…I’m bad enough!
[laughs at self]

hmm, that stuff is not so bad…
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[work break]
….


good rhyming from Pushpa
..
new one from ahsan-ji
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Seekersought story
good!
..
where is d.i.’s ghazal?
..
ah, that one from avinash
..
Josna’s sorry…

……
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no new s
..
funny, that Radha piece
gotta comment
later
needs thinking

..
Mukesh revision
nice
..
so much good stuff

something from s now
danger? damger? doesn’t spell check title?
sheesh
….
……..

wah!

comment?
no comment?
later comment?

he can be tough…

ah, Pallavi

[PM break]
Gopika’s back

nice comments

[PM break]

wanna comment on at least six posts
too busy…
….
[enter courageous conscience]
hmmmm excuses
you wanna comment on the damger thing
but you’re scared…

am not
are too

nahin nahin nahin
haan haan haan

nope
yup

no no no no no
yes yes yes yes yessss
and why?
……
he’s smart and tough
….
and

I like his work

and

I try to write like he does
….
now we’re getting somewhere

I feel like a kid writing to him
..
why? you’re not a kid

I do not know
it’s a puzzle!
leave me alone!


OK OK
have it your way

just promise me

what?
….
you’ll comment later

I will
….
[exit courageous conscience]



..
tomorrow!
hehehehe 😛

[falls asleep]
z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z
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[ad infinitum]

tap-tap…
[sigh]…
…….
tap-tap taptaptap… taptap… tap.
…….
…….
arre!
shit!
…….
tap-tap-tap… taptaptaptaptaptttappp
arghhh!
…sigh…
why didn’t I see that sooner?
[tea break]
[2 incoming calls, one sms)
…………………….
shit.
my reason is b—
na… in flames
tap tap tap tap tap tappppp-tap-tap
asleep
wish I was now!
asleep at the wheel
asleep in bed
asleep in the hills
alseep in its cocoon
sheesh!
[incoming from Mumbai]
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[smoke break]

tap tap taptaptap tap tap tapp ppptap
tap-tap taptaptap… taptap… tap…
tap-tap taptaptap… taptap… tap.tap-tap tap-tap-tap… taptap… tap…
asleep in its chrysalis
tap-tap taptaptap… taptap… tap!
haan haan
ji haan ya ya yup yes yessss
haan
that’s it…
click post
and
twiddle thumbs
await &
count comments
….
….
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[patience break]
huh?
no comments yet?
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[patience breaks]
damn!
………….
[smoke break]
thumb twiddlng continues
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[meditation break]
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[smoke break]
thumb twiddlng continues
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[smoke break]
thumb twiddlng continues
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[meditation break]
[falls asleep]
z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z
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[ad infinitum]

Title trans: payaso -Sp. clown; -lage -Fr. suffix -ing.
Text trans: ad infinitum -Latin unending, to infinity.