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About that taxidermied marmot—I liked my wife's suggestion

Bondi Beach

From my 2015 NaNoWriMo effort, (now at 40K + words):

[The narrator (male) and the speaker (female) are two different characters.]

"No, I beaned him with a taxidermied marmot. That's what it took to get his attention."

None of us had anything to say to that. For a good thirty seconds, anyway, until we were roaring with laughter. I kind of waved at the room in apology, and we quieted down after a minute or so.

"A taxidermied marmot?" Rick looked dubious.

"Yup. It was the first thing I could put my hand on when it looked like Harry was going to leave the room and leave me hanging, really hanging. I wasn't going to let him get away with that, bet your ass. Not after he'd pulled the same trick two nights running."


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