This is another snippet from Alumni (HBTC #8). At the end of Reunions (HBTC #7), Josh was stuck in the loft, having gone up there to investigate some psychic tools Dan had discovered earlier. In this snippet, he’s still sitting on the lip of the loft hatch, and he’s called Dan—I skipped forward a bit.
WIPpet Maths for Wednesday 24th October, 2018
18 x 10 – 24 = 156 words
And the WIPpet Snippet:
A series of thuds, loud and likely emanating from a fist, echoed up the stairwell while a torrent of foul language poured out of Josh’s phone.
“I can’t pick this, this…stupid…” There was another loud thump followed by a muted roar. “That’s it. I’m calling the locksmith,” Dan said.
“No!” The word was out before Josh could check himself, and he scrabbled to take his phone off speaker. “I don’t want a locksmith.”
“The guy’s not cheap, but he’s good,” Dan contended, mistaking Josh’s petulance for miserliness, but the cost was irrelevant; he simply could not take more ridicule, albeit that what he’d endured so far was his own. His curiosity had made a fool of him, and his pride had ensured he’d had plenty of time to reflect.
“Have you tried shouldering it?”
“Are you having a laugh? They’ve got flimsier doors on Fort Knox.”
It was a very sturdy door, Josh had to agree.
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