Local Man Clearly Doing NaNoWriMo To Avoid Sex

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Burlington, VT — Speaking with reporters Friday, area woman Lisa Webber confirmed that her husband had obviously committed to grueling, month-long novel writing program NaNoWriMo to avoid intimacy. “I assumed he’d lose interest after a couple days, like with Couch to 5K, but there he is at his desk, night after night, typing until long after I’m asleep,” a visibly agitated Webber said. “Hard to imagine why he’d still be going so hard at it, unless he’s trying to get out of something.” Webber also noted that her husband, Brent, had mentioned novel ideas in the past, which she described as “interesting,” but expressed doubt that Brent would be able to “milk one of them for fifty thousand words.”  

In contrast to Lisa’s frustrated and listless appearance, reporters described Brent as relaxed —  almost jubilant — when approached for a comment. He declined an interview, stating only that the ideas were coming fast and furious, and that devoting every spare hour of the day to writing was “freeing in a way I’d never anticipated.”

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