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A Stick in the Mud

I have an overwhelming supply of diazepam, generic name for the sedative Valium. I pop two-wait, this calls for three-pills. We’re bumping along and this man on the floor wants me to hold his box and I don’t care at this point, I’m so dazed you could set me on fire and I’d say thanks. Inside the box is a brown and white spotted critter with white teeth like a beaver, and I must be dreaming, but the man tells me it’s a hochi, a jungle rodent I hazily recall eating in the jungle with Renato. On a spit.