Wednesday – Story Day – AKA Hump Day

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Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we left Ben concluding a conversation with Father Lightfoot (Raymond). Raymond promised to talk to Mrs. Worthe and let her know Ben kept his mouth shut. Raymond also told Ben he would be in touch to presumably set up a system where Ben can report the comings and goings of Mr. and Mrs. Worthe. I see Mrs. Worthe joining Ben, who is still in the emergency room area. We should go and join them some don’t miss anything.
“Well, well, well.”
“Yes, Mrs. Worthe. What is it?”
“I just talked to Father Lightloafers.”
“Okay. What’s the well, well, well about?”
“You tell me. What do you think it’s about.”
“I have no idea. How could I know what you and Father Lightfoot talked about? I wasn’t there.
“Oh, come on Ben. You must have a clue.”
“I wish I did have a clue. Sorry, I can’t hope to be able to tell you about a conversation that took place out of my earshot.”
“Alright, Ben. I’ll tell you.”
“Don’t hurt yourself okay?”
“Don’t get smart with me young man. The good father said you and he had a nice chat and that it might be right for you to attend church more.”
“Oh how nice of him.”
“He told me that you and he had a little conversation about religion.”
“I suppose me telling him I’m Jewish might have touched on religion.”
“What he didn’t talk about was explosives.”
“Why would he talk about explosives?“
“He wouldn’t unless you brought u[ the subject.”
“Well, I didn’t.”
“I guess not. Good for you.”
“Yeah, your threats caused me to hold my tongue.’
“Good boy. I knew you were a smart one.”
“What now?”
“We need to see the doctor and find out what they are going to do with you.”
“I hope I can stay a couple of days.’
“Why on earth would you want to stay?”
“For one thing, I know I can watch my thumb closer here.”
“Oh, Ben. You are such a jokester. Your thumb will be perfectly safe at my house.”
“Your house? I want to go to my place.”
“Sorry. Out of the question Ben. I need to help you get better.”
“And keep an eye on me?”
“Well, that too. “
“Boy, this just keeps on getting better and better.”
“Aw, dear Ben. You ain’t seen nothing yet.”


  1. If Ben is going to be chez Worthe, I hope he can devise a method whereby he can report to Raymond without his captor host being aware of it.

    1. I do too. We need more detail though. How is Raymond even going to contact Ben while under the watchful eye and knife of Mrs. Worthe? Hmmm corner painted into I fear.

      1. No problem. Mrs Worthe still thinks he’s a man of the cloth, and that he is helping Ben with his spiritual ‘journey’. That must surely involve some home visits and confidential counselling/confessional sessions; n’est-ce pas?

  2. “Ben, I need you to come to church and help the organist. He’s a cyborg from the future that’s been sent to prevent Mrs Worthe from blowing up the students union, thereby saving the life of a future president. All he does is play classical music all day and walk up and down the middle of the church, repeating the same phrase, over and over again.”

    “Ok Father Lightfoot, I’ll do my best. How do you know he’s a cyborg from the future, what does he say?”

    “He just keeps repeating “Aisle be Bach, aisle be Bach”, I think he’s malfunctioning.”

    Sorry, I’ll get my coat…

    1. Ha ha ha. Aisle be Bach. What a great line. I think this story (yours) has legs. I sold your coat. Here’s half.

  3. Indeed, this does ‘keep on getting better and better.’ It could go anywhere from here! I should have shut down my computer 10 minutes ago, but had to stop to read this. Well
    done, John. Good transitional episode. Have a happy Hump Day. Woot! Week’s half over! Mega hugs!

    1. Thanks Teagan. Glad you stopped. Made my day. Mega Hugs back.

  4. Somebody got a sarcasm transfusion. 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Charles.

      1. You’re welcome. Then again, he is Jewish, so the power probably awoke due to the stress. We are a sassy people at times.

  5. “Your thumb will be perfectly safe at my house.” This line cracked me up. Nice cliff hanger!

    1. Thanks Jill. Made me chuckle too.

  6. No Ben – get out of town! “Your thumb will be safe (i a jar of formaldehyde) What is wrong with that boy?

    1. Just someone with security issues.

  7. Don’t do it Ben! Tune in next week…

    1. Thanks. I will.

  8. Lurve the T shirt! 😀

  9. When he gets up, he must tackle her! And then…make it brutal. *nods*

  10. I do imagine she’s right when she says Ben hasn’t seen anything yet! She must have all sorts of menace planned for him. And why he’d even consider staying at her house is beyond me!

    1. He’s weak and the feds probably would give him a gold star he’s thinking.

  11. Lucky Ben has a wicked fairy godmother that keeps on ‘giving.’ 😀 😀
    I say run the first chance you get Ben. o_O Mars might be a safe destination.

    1. Jupiter might be better.

  12. “You ain’t seen nothing yet” applies to all of us, I think…
    Well done, John.

    1. 🙂 Thank you.

  13. My guess is Ben wishes he’d attended college out of the country.

    1. I think you are right. 🙂

  14. This is beginning to be a possibly dangerous situation. 😦 — Suzanne

    1. I hope so. Thanks, Suzanne.

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