Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day


Hump Day

It is Wednesday Story Day again which means we have to go back there and check on Mrs. Worthe and Ben (Please don’t make me.) Last week we left Ben in a position where he was offered a fifty-thousand dollar payoff if he would go with the Worthe’s to the Cayman Islands. Mrs. Worthe asked him to step in the house so she could get the money. The last line spoken last week was by Ben and he said, “After you Mrs. Worthe.”
“Why thank you, Ben. You are such a gentleman after all.”
“Truth be told I don’t want to turn my back on you .”
“Now there you go you, naughty boy. Being rude again.”
“Well, I calls em as I sees em.”
“Cute. Where did you get that one an old Gabby Hayes movie?”
“Never mind. Stay here I’ll get the money.”
“OMG look who’s here.”
“Hi, Alexis. How are you?”
“Just fine Ben. Mom told me you had gone away.”
“She could only hope.”
“What are you doing here?”
“Your mom has invited me to the Cayman’s?”
“No way.”
“Yes, way. She wants me to come with you guys and soak up a little sun before she eliminates me.”
“Don’t talk silliness. She’s not going to hurt you.”
“Well, I have to beg to differ. She is in the bedroom getting $50,000 for me. It’s an incentive to get me to go.”
“Fifty thousand? How about us. Isn’t that incentive enough.”
“You told me to get lost.”
“My mom told me you told her that you didn’t want to see me anymore.”
“As I said it was a lie.”
“Let’s not fight, Ben. After all, we have a whole month together. Who knows what can happen.”
“You give up your nun vows?”
“You bad boy. I wasn’t talking about that. I was talking about the beach, pool, and nightclubs.”
“Yeah, I could have guessed.”
“Who is that coming up the walk. Why it’s Father Lightfoot. What do you suppose brings him here.”
“Not sure. I have a feeling it’s going to be an expensive visit, though.”


  1. “You told me to get lost.” Since when does a man do what he’s told? 🙂 Love the meme!

    1. Ha ha ha. Good one, Jill. 🙂

  2. I don’t trust any of the Worthe family, Ben is an ineffective little man and the jury is out on the alleged Fr Lightfoot.
    This tale has so much promise…

    1. I promise to deliver.: -)

  3. Just keeps you guessing.

    1. Well let’s hope so. 😀

  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Funny as ever …… and the last line is perfect… 🙂

  5. I’m cinching up my neck brace. Fr Lightfoot better be armed to the teeth. I won’t rest until I see a For Sale sign on the Worthe home.

    1. Or a crater in the ground? 🙂

  6. Surprisingly, I look forward to these every week. Can’t wait to see what Lightfoot is up to.

    1. I love the idea of you looking forward to this feature. Thanks, Craig

  7. I can hear the younger people reading this and saying, “Who is Gabby Hayes?” Of course, there’s so much retro stuff these days they might know at that. If I was Ben, I wouldn’t turn my back on Alexis either. We’ll be interested in knowing what Father Lightfoot has to say. Good post, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thanks, Suzanne. I threw in the Gabby Hayes as a challenge. 🙂

  8. You keep us on the edge of our seats, Mr. John!

    1. I hope so. Thanks, John.

  9. I’m wondering if Dan can get a group discount on the neck braces… I feel a whiplash coming on. 😀
    Good to see Father/Agent Lightfoot heading up the walk, but anything could happen before he gets to the door. Such fun! Have a wicked Wednesday. Mega hugs.

    1. Welcoming Wednesday to you , Teagan. Thanks.

  10. Hmmmmm, I don’t know quite what to say this week. I’m not giving up on Ben just yet, though.

  11. That meme is so me! Ben could end up smelling like roses with money and the girl, it seems.

    1. You think? Well, maybe. 🙂

  12. I’d say Mrs W is more caiman than Cayman.

  13. Starting to feel like a showdown here, John. All the main characters are reuniting, even the good padre (if he really is one). Can’t wait for the next installment!

    1. I can hear the music rising.

      1. Uh-huh. But don’t roll the credits just yet!

  14. Someone commented that he looked forward to these every week and so do I. They remind me of a radio soap opera. (I know that dates me but I barely remember my mother listening to them!) Does this show have a name? I may have missed it. Stay tuned!

    1. This series never had a name. I wonder what we should call it? “The Devil and Mrs. Worthe,” might be good. Thanks , Jo.

  15. Haha. Ben is just as messed up as they are!

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