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Just Another Night at the Quarterly Meeting of Terrifying Giant Monsters

Two minutes to go, and the room was mostly empty. It looked to Antoinette like attendance for the Quarterly Meeting of Terrifying Giant Monsters was going to be a new low. A few more monsters trickled in before the hour, but not enough.

Godzilla raised his hand. “Mr. Chairman, we can’t conduct the meeting without a quorum.”

The only board members present were Godzilla, King Kong, the Cloverfield Monster, Barbara the Blob, and Antoinette herself. There were other attendees, but they needed one more board member to start an official meeting.

King Kong arose and spoke. “The Chair will give them a few moments.”

Godzilla pulled out his cell phone. “Back in a sec,” he said as he stepped out of the room. Antoinette decided that he was undoubtedly calling Mothra or Gamera, or perhaps even Megalon.

Kong picked up his own phone and stepped away from the table. He only had two board members he could call—Gordo and Gabby.

Godzilla stepped back in and said, “Five minutes.”

A moment later, Gabby the Graboid slithered in, trailing sand behind her. Stay Puft followed. Godzilla grimaced and crossed his arms, trying to ignore Kong’s triumphant smile.

“We have a quorum, now.” Kong adjusted his agenda papers and tapped his gavel on the sounding block.

Antoinette twitched her antennae and took the roll. Just as she finished, Gamera burst in and took a seat. Now it was Godzilla’s turn to smile at Kong. Then, as Antoinette passed out the minutes for the previous meeting, Barbara gurgled, after which Godzilla and Gamera both said, “Second.”

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