Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day.


Wednesday again. Sure sounds like a story day to me. So let’s get to it shall we. Today’s story is with Billy and Frank again. They made their way out of Starbucks by the skin of their teeth. There was no police involved and so they made a clean get away. The story is titled “You and I.” Hope you like it.

You and I by John W. Howell © 2014

“Just what was that all about Billy.”

“The shotgun you mean?”

“What the heck do you think I mean?”

“Well, it could be the fact that the barista gave me a caffeinated latte.”

“Who cares about your damned latte? Yes I’m talking about the shotgun.”

“Well, the guy wouldn’t take my order so I just used what I learned from your bank plan.”

“The two aren’t the same Billy. Getting a three dollar latte is not the same as thousands of dollars.’

“You are so smart Frank. Tell me the difference.”

“Are you kidding me?”

“No. I figure when want something and you have a shotgun there is no reason why you shouldn’t have it.”

“And be prepared to go to jail for a three dollar heist?”

“I didn’t think that one out.’

“You think Billy? You and I need to go somewhere out of sight. We can’t go into a bank for a while. I’m sure there was a video recorder in that Starbucks and we will be known before too long.”

“You and I? I was the only one seen.”

“How do you know that?”

“Makes sense. I was waving the shotgun around. You just helped me out the door. I think your back was to the camera.”

“If that’s the case maybe I can pull a job alone.”

“Don’t say that Frank.”

“Say what?”

“That you can do without me.”

“I didn’t say that. I said I could pull a job alone.”

“Isn’t that the same?”

“No I mean I can go into the bank and you can drive the car.”

“What car?”

“We get a car to escape.”

“I drive it?”

“Yeah, that’s the idea. You know how to drive right?”

“Yeah, I can drive alright. We better go to the DMV though.”

“For what?”

“I don’t have a license.”

“You are going to help rob a bank and you are worried about a license?”

“I don’t want to get a ticket.”

“Shut up Billy.”



  1. Very droll John.

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    1. Thank you Rosie.


  2. XD That’s funny ! !

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  3. I like Rosie’s comment. Very droll indeed 😉


    1. I liked it too.

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  4. These two characters make for slap-happy comedy. 😀 😀 😀


    1. I guess a should get a soundtrack out of a Laural and Hardy film. Thanks


      1. 😀 😀 😀 You have your great characters. Sure. Put them on the screen. Who would you get to play them?


      2. Gotta think about that


  5. $3 latte? Maybe Billy was smart and decided to fight robbery with robbery.


  6. Billy sounds like his last name might be Carter.

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    1. Man! I had forgotten about him. What a dufus.


  7. It’s really Abbott & Costello!


    1. One would think so, but there may be a more sinister story afoot.


      1. Considering their history, no doubt.


  8. Who’s on first?

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  9. Billy needs to run for Congress…


    1. he already served four terms and retired on one hundred thousand per year for life.


  10. Make sure Billy doesn’t grab a stick-shift…


  11. Billy…he needs to sit down for a minute. 🙂


    1. He’s a little wound up. Maybe a rest will do him good.


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