Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

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Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we left Ben giving instructions to Alexis. He wanted her to tell Trudy Worthe that Ben intends to tell Father Lightfoot (Raymond) about the plan to blow up the Student Union and to have him call the police. He thinks this will be a way to flush out Mrs. Worthe’s plan. I know, I know he is trusting Alexis again. We have found this to be a precarious bit of behavior in the past. Well, let’s go and see if Ben has shot himself in the foot (metaphorically speaking since we know he has done it once.). I see Mrs. Worthe heading into Ben’s room.
“Ben, you little Benedict Arnold. What the hell you think you’ll get out of telling Lightfoot?”
“Oh, I think he’ll be interested enough to call the cops.”
“And you think I’ll just let you do that act of treason.”
“Treason? you now the government?“
“You know what I mean you little bastard. I guess you don’t value your digits. You do this, and I’ll come at your with two knives. I’ll bet you can’t keep all your parts covered.”
“Whew, you make me shiver with these threats.”
“I told you before what would happen if you said a word.”
“Oh, come on Trudy. I’m not going to tell anybody anything.”
“That’s not what Alexis says.”
“You believe her?”
“Why wouldn’t I?”
“Yeah why wouldn’t you? You put her up to finding out my plan right?”
“Well, I—”
“I think you can drop the facade, Trudy. I know Alexis was sent to spy. She was quite surprised to hear you telling both of us that it was over between us.”
“You know I always thought you weren’t right for her.”
“The problem is she doesn’t agree, and now you lost your daughter’s trust. I sent that story to see if she would, in fact, tell you the phony plan. She did.”
“Doesn’t prove a thing. Alexis is a pathological liar.”
“It proves she is no longer loyal to you.”
“We’ll see you little dirtbag.”
“Another thing.”
“Come at me with all the knives you want. I may not win, but before you have your way, you’ll be one hurting bitch. You can take that to the bank.”
“My Ben. When did you grow a pair.”
“Since I realize all you Worthes are stark raving nuts.”
“What a beautiful thing to say, Ben. Would you like some lunch now?”


  1. I think my head just exploded.
    I am now convinced that Ben can trust no-one – not even himself!

    1. Ben has had a fool for a client since the beginning. He may be out of his league. Thanks, Keith.

  2. Treachery, violence, family infighting, Alexis; Are you sure this isn’t a lost Dynasty script?

    1. It just may be. Ha ha ha. You made me laugh today.:-D

  3. Yeehaw! Ataboy Ben. But I’d think twice about taking food from her… A fun turn of events, John. Mega hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. This one is for Dan Antion. He’s been rooting for Ben all along. I sure hope he has not backed a loser. Hugs 🙂

  4. Why does that final line sound so creepy? Like he’s about to get assaulted with tapioca pudding.

    1. The abrupt change in subject is the creepy part. Mrs. Worthe has her thoughts in a different area and I don’t think it will be good for Ben.

      1. I still maintain that at some point, he needs to settle for jail and whack her in the head a few times with a metal bedpan.

      2. I’ll put this into the plot lotto and see what happens.

      3. Dang. I never win the lotto. 😛

      4. Well there is always a first time.

  5. Ouch, there goes my neck again. Where’s that warning John?

    I don’t know what to think now. I guess that’s your plan. Now I’m really worried. I hope Ben knows what he thinks he’s doing…I certainly don’t, but I like his style today.

    1. Ben has finally decided to take matters into his own hands. We’ll have to see if he can hold on. (so to speak) Thanks, Dan.

  6. I’m with Keith, there went my head too! Not so sure about that lunch….

    1. Ha ha ha. We will see. 😀

  7. Aha! She was bad. Well, at least Ben is a warrior now. At least, I thinks so.

  8. The worm turns. Of course, worms turn back pretty quick too.

    1. So true. Especially under the eye of a hawk.

  9. Talk about a dysfunctional family!!

    1. Quite. Thanks, Jan.

    1. About time wouldn’t you say? 😉

  10. That woman is stark raving mad and I don’t think her daughter is far from the edge. it reminds me a bit of “Misery” by Stephen King. I hope he fairs better than the author in that story. I think he should be afraid, very afraid. If the priest comes, he should bring the Marines. A good installment, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thanks Suzanne. The Marines is a good idea. 🙂

  11. This whole bunch IS crazy! Poor Ben. Bet he hopes he wakes up in the shower like that episode of “Dallas” and learns it was all merely a dream. I know — ’tis a cop-out, and writers shouldn’t resort to cop-outs. Still, if you can get folks to buy it… Well spun, John!

    1. I’ve written myself into this mess and now I have to write myself out of it. Thanks, Debbie. 🙂

  12. Yikes. Ben will have to starve now. Even if Alex brings him food, dare he put it past his lips? o_O
    Painted into a corner never looked so good, or so exciting. What can possibly happen next? 😀

    1. I’m pretty sure what will happen next will be thrilling and chilling. (Mrs. Worthe has Jell-o on the menu.)

  13. Talk about being up against the wall…

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