Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

Sad Cat

It’s Wednesday Story Time again. Last week we left Father Lightfoot (Raymond) and Ben discussing Ben’s need to get cozy with Trudy Worthe. As gaggy as that sounds, we have to go back and see if there is any part of this suggestion that Ben will take.
“Mrs. Worthe can you come in here?”
“Yes, Ben. What is it?”
“I’ve been thinking.”
“A new hobby for you, Ben. What have you been thinking about?”
“I think we ought to go on a picnic or something.”
“Ben? Are you feeling okay? Let me feel your head.”
“I’m okay. Mmm, your hand is so cool.”
“Ben, are you running a fever?”
“No. It’s just your hand is so soft and fresh. It feels just right on my forehead.”
“How about your neck? Ben? How does this feel?”
“I know I haven’t treated you very well Trudy. I’m sorry for the choking episode.”
“Aw, Ben. If I didn’t know you better, I would say you’re coming on to me.”
“You have to admit Trudy you are a handsome woman.”
“My goodness, Ben. You’ll make me blush with any more kind words.”
“I mean it Mrs. W- I mean Trudy. I have always thought you were attractive, and now that you have touched me I think I’m a little smitten.”
“Okay, Ben. What did Lightfoot tell you to do?”
“Nothing Trudy. I just think your touch has gone to my heart. When did you ever touch me before? With gentleness I mean.”
“Alright, Ben you got me there. I also felt something when I touched you.”
“You did? What did you feel?”
“Like you were a little boy and needed care.”
“Really? Well that’s a start isn’t it?”
“Are you forgetting Alexis. My daughter who is your age and twenty years younger than me.”
“Age is relative Trudy. Yes, I have thought of Alexis and think she is way too young for me. I need someone with the experience in life to understand what I’m doing.”
“You also need the money that comes with that as well.”
“Aw, Trudy. Get over here. Let me give you a hug and you’ll see what I mean.”


  1. Now I’m torn. I don’t know whether to fear the worst (I’ve just binge-watched Orange is the New Black, so I know where these things can lead), or to reach for a bucket (I’ve just binge-watched Orange is the New Black, so I know where these things can lead).

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Keith.

  2. Ah, Ben. The man is as seductive as fresh asphalt. 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Charles.

  3. Ben’s a honeydripper, no question…

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Hook.

  4. Aw…that Ben, he’s a charmer.

    1. Isn’t he? 🙂

  5. Ben’s attempt at being romantic is failing miserably. Of course, it’s forced, but he’s not very convincing and if Trudy falls for it, she is showing the desperate woman she is. However, she’s not stupid and she may play along just to see what Ben has up his sleeve.

    1. She has done that before. We’ll just have to see how it progresses.

  6. I have to admit, Ben is a fast mover once he gets started. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. Yeah, he is a regular Don Juan

  7. This is not going to end well, John…I just know it! These two are pros at the scamming business!

    1. I’m afraid you are right, Debbie. Thanks for hanging in there

  8. Considering all the possible outcomes…I don’t like where this is going. I could list them in order of scariness, likelihood of success or ickyness, but none end well in my head. Can we go back and just let Ben choke her? I liked that part.

    1. Ha ha ha. Your request has been forwarded to the team in charge of continuity. They will get back to you.

      1. Yeah, I don’t have a good feeling…

  9. Ben clearly has a strong stomach. The question remains — Is Trudy vain enough to buy something that she knows is fake? I’ve seen vanity take over many a time…
    Great episode, John. Have a wonder-filled Wednesday. Mega hugs.

    1. Thank you Teagan. Wonderful Wednesday to you.

  10. I refer you to my previous comment, concerning my inability to separate the name Alexis from Dynasty in my subconscious.

    In this scene, in my head at least, they are both wearing shoulder pads and gravity-defying amounts of hairspray and Alexis is watching them through the curtains, smoking furiously, despite hospital regulations, whilst toying with a monogrammed, diamanté encrusted, silver revolver.

    1. Excellent. Now move the scene to Trudy’s house and you’ve got it.

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