“Xander Montreau was a brilliant stuntman, you know,” said James Miller. The performer’s agent sniffed sadly.
Looking at the pedestrian bridge that crossed over the railroad tracks, Detective Art Zampesi said, “What happened?”
“He vowed to jump from the bridge onto the next train that passed,” explained Miller. “Easy for him.”
“What are the odds it would be a zoo transport train?”
“He should’ve been fine,” protested Miller. “It was loaded with small animals. Nothing heavier than 60lbs.”
“Sounds safe enough.”
“Sure,” said Miller. “But what are the odds he’d land in a car with the world’s only rabid Wombat?”
Written for the Firday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/13-january-2017/
A human killed by a wombat isn’t too crazy an idea, especially if the human was stunned and unable to escape. Wombats are not cute and cuddly at all as adults.