with Sean Brijbasi
Ladies and gentlemen, if we could have some quiet please, the author is about to begin.
Joe: A solid start. The use of the definite article the, though widely used, has really been known to quiver in this man's hands.
Jack: Yes, we've seen it time and again. A solid opening. Wonder where he'll go from here?
Joe: A formidable connection made here.
Jack: There's something of a firebrand in this man, isn't there? I mean who could haveI'mpardon me ladies and gentlemen I didn't think I would be at a loss for words already.
Joe: Hah hah. He does that to people, though, doesn't he Jack?
Jack: I'm really speechless.
The dog ran
Joe: A verb! A verb! He's really picking up the pace now.
Jack: I've seen him do this before. We might be in for a special treat here.
The dog ran into
Joe: Touché. He's using everything in his arsenal now. The preposition is, no doubt, playing all sorts of tricks with the readers' minds. I know it is with mine. Definitely the deft touch of a savvy raconteur.
Jack: I dunno Joe. I might have to disagree with you there. It seems to me that he's gotten himself into a bit of a quagmire now. I mean, where does he go from here? But I don't want to speak too soon.
Joe: No. Not with this guy. How many times has his work been spoken too soon of and how many times has he pulled up his shirtsleeves and just gotten the job done? A tireless worker. Probably one of the least appreciated aspects of his personality. And a role model.
Jack: You might be right Joe. Still, I'll be interested to see where he goes with this now.
The dog ran into the
Joe: Oh! Another definite article.
Jack: That was most unexpected. He's going somewhere new with this. Now I've seen it all. Hah hah hah.
The dog ran into the yard
Joe: I'm speechless. Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing something historic here.
Jack: Oh, he really is pulling out all the stops now. Fantastic stuff. He may be writing on the fly here. I still think he put himself in a bit of a spot with that preposition, but he's recovered brilliantly.
The dog ran into the yard like
Joe: Are we going into simile here, Jack?
Jack: It looks to me that he might be, Joe. So far it's been a dynamic performance. He could have ended with yard and called it a day.
Joe: Not this guy, Jack. How many times has he pushed the envelope? I mean the letters are just falling out. Still, he has to be careful here doesn't he? Just last week we saw someone try this and become completely discombobulated.
Jack: It certainly is tricky.
Jim: I'm still here.
The dog ran into the yard like a
Joe: Yes, it looks like he's going into a simile. One can only shake one's head at this. How many times has the average person tried this on the weekend? He makes it look like child's play.
Jack: And an indefinite article. There must be ice water in his veins. Look at the crowd. No one is sitting now.
The dog ran into the yard like a cat.
Joe: Oh my!
Jack: The scene has turned into pandemonium here Joe. A brilliant touch. Brilliant. And to leave no doubt he ended it with the period. All in one motion. Unbelievable. Ladies and gentlemen, remember what you saw here today. We may never see the likes of it again in our lifetime.
Joe: Jack, I gotta tell you. I've been covering these things for decades and I have never seen anyone better. I believe that we are in the presence of greatness. Could he be the best ever?