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Enter the wombats

SMS Conversation from yesterday:

Today reporter: Final dumb question i promise. What is your pre party ritual?

Me: Tantric sex with wombats

Today reporter: Fine will print that. and tomorrow everyone will know of your marpusial fetish

Me: Its marsupial. Their names are pinky and sweetie

We spoke later, and i told her more about pinky and sweetie, my small but amazingly flexible punjabi wombats. How could they be punjabi? she asked. Well, their parents moved to Australia for a higher standard of living, so technically they are Australian, said i.

Later in the evening, i went through my pre party ritual with p and s and then went to the outlook party. i am the worst dancer in the world, but went through it nevertheless, boogieing fulltime with the ever-glamorous shobita. undoubted star of the night was ajit pillai, whose ‘outlook rap’ had us all spellbound. came home reasonably late, to find stoob, glassy-eyed, watching 30 seconds of fame.

today is christmas eve. hopefully chapters 4-11 will be read today. somewhere out there, my sister is grinding her teeth as her motherinlaw, currently staying with her, embarks upon the 356th chronicle of Baby Jesus.


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


3 thoughts on “Enter the wombats

  1. Astonishingly, I have a wombat on my shirt today – it’s from Australia, the shirt I mean. The picture caption says ‘Viva la Wombat’.
    Do wombats taste good?

    Posted by Jabberwock | December 24, 2004, 5:54 am
  2. Wombat provoke Jabbervoke
    so Jabbervoke combat wombat

    (Is this haiku, or something else? I’ve always wanted to write haiku)

    Posted by Jabberwock | December 24, 2004, 5:59 am
  3. this is all very nice, but stay away from my wombats. there are plenty out there. because right now, my wombats are all i have.
    oh, and a copy of today newspaper which calls me a party regular.

    Posted by samit | December 26, 2004, 7:00 am

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December 2004


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