Wednesday – Story Day – AKA Hump Day

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Wednesday Story Day time again. Last week we went through a series of emotions as we witnessed Ben trying to choke the life out of Mrs. Worthe and seeming to enjoy it. It just so happened that Father Lightfoot (Raymond) came by to save Mrs. Worthe, Father Lightfoot then made Ben and Mrs worth shake hands. Most readers thought this was very strange behavior on the part of Father Lightfoot. I believe we need to get back there to see if the Father has lost his marbles or what?
“Father Lightfoot you surprised me.”
“Ben, Ben, Ben. What were you trying to do to Trudy?”
“Well, I wanted to kill her. I think I would have had you not come by.”
“And that would have solved what Ben?”
“I know. Nothing.”
“That’s right. Nothing, and then you would go to prison and I would be without any evidence of the Worthe’s crimes.”
“I’m sorry Father. I wasn’t thinking of your case.”
“I know son. It’s okay. Tell me have you found out anything?”
“Anything? I just got here. I haven’t been privy to any information.”
“I know it hasn’t been long, but I thought you would have heard something.’
“No. Not yet I haven’t.”
“Well, we are getting intel that Trudy and her husband have been moving money off-shore.”
“ Now, How would I ever get wind of something like that. Especially holed up in this room.”
“I think you’re going to need to make an effort to get closer to Trudy.”
“What do you mean closer?“
“I believe she likes you deep down. I think you could make nice with her. You know, take her to lunch or shopping or something.”
“You must be kidding. She hates me.”
“I don’t think so. Anyway what do you have to lose?”
“I tried to kill her. She isn’t going to come near me.”
“I’m saying you have to make the first move. Who knows maybe it will be fun.”
“Sure. I can see me having fun with Trudy Wolfe. Also there’s Alexis. What is she going to think?”
“Ben. Take Alexis with you. She will make a great beard.”
“Beard? What are you talking about?”
“Never mind. Just know that you have the power to get info but you’ll have to try. That’s all I’m saying. Just try. I have to go. Remember, just try.”


  1. I know nothing of this beard of which Fr Lightfoot speaks, but a ménage à trois with Trudi-hating Ben, Ben-hating Trudi and Alexis of the undefined loyalty is a situation to relish.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks Keith.

  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    John Howell’s weekly installment of AKA Hump Day.. Alexis as a Beard… mmmm that could be interesting..

    1. Thank you, Sally.Hugs

  3. Not sure what the beard thing is. Have to say, this doesn’t sound like an effective plan. That probably just means Ben will go along with it.

    1. Yes, I think he will.:-)

  4. If this is going where I think Lightfoot is suggesting it might be going…eeeeew – don’t go there Ben.

    1. I wish Ben would listen to you. 🙂

  5. “She will make a great beard.” What the heck?

  6. This is getting really weird, John. It’s a bit like the politics in the U.S. and U.K. Anything can happen. 😀 — Suzanne

  7. Julius Caesar said, “Keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer.” If he can pull this off, Ben could get a major Hollywood film deal.

  8. Oh-oh… I can see this as an opening for all sorts of fun (I mean danger for Ben). Happy hump day! The weekend can’t come fast enough. I hope all is sunshine and happiness with the LA gig. Mega hugs.

    1. I hear you on the weekend. It is twenty after eleven PM and I’m just getting to blog comments. Thrilling Thursday Teagan. 🙂

      1. You don’t have to be Superman, John. We’ll still be here when you retire again. Tell your friends at the gig you know a great tech writer editor who can easily work from remote. 😉

      2. I’ll mention it. Have a good one. 🙂 Hugs

  9. Bearded ladies? This is turning into a circus.

    1. Yes. Exactly. Thanks Dale. 🙂

  10. It appears to me that Father Lightfoot is the antagonist in this story, but it is hard to tell. 🙂

  11. Unless Ben is a VERY good actor, Mrs. Worthe is going to see right through him — and even having Alexis along isn’t going to save him. Sigh.

    1. All true. You have your crystal ball don’t you?

  12. Oh, that Ben…

    1. Yeah. I want to kick his butt.

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