Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

Hump Day

It is Wednesday Story Day again. This week’s episode is sponsored by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene and her excellent blog Teagan’s Books which can be found at this link. This episode is being dedicated to Teagan since she guessed (pretty much) the ending of the story. So, last week, we left the gang getting ready to go out into the world. Alexis and Trudy told Ralph they weren’t going. Ben said the same but changed his mind after Ralph threatened a bullet to the kneecap. So back we must go. This may be the last time on this journey.
“All right then. Are we ready to go.”
“Mr. Worthe?”
“What Ben.”
“Do I really have to go out there?”
“Yes Ben. Also, I’m going to force Trudy to go as well.”
“You what? Listen to me Ralph Worthe. I’m not going anywhere with you.”
“You going to stay and face the music?”
“The music as you say is all on you.”
“What are you talking about?”
“I fixed it so you’ll take the fall, Ralph. That’s what.”
“Oh, do tell.”
“Not in front of these witnesses.”
“Oh come on Trudy. You know as well as I do we are all going to be dead before the day is over. In fact if it were up to Dan Anton we all would have been dead six weeks ago.”
“Who the hell is Dan Antion?”
“Forget him. Tell me now or I will put one through your left eye.”
“Daddy no.”
“Shut up Alexis. Tell me Trudy.”
“Okay. Yes I was the one who took the money offshore and sold explosives to the underworld. I made it look like you did it. You had no idea and in fact had you left well enough alone we would already be in the Cayman’s having a drink by the pool.”
“So you acted alone?”
“Yeah. Who would want a dumbass like you in on the take.”
“Shut up, Alexis. This doesn’t concern you.”
“Yes, Alexis your mother has pretty much stepped in it. Lightfoot? You hear enough?’
“I sure have.”
“Ben. you got it all.”
“Yes sir I do. My phone recorded everything.”
“Alexis, you as well.”
“Yes, Daddy. Mom confessed to everything.”
“Okay then Lightfoot do your duty.”
“Yes, sir. Trudy Worthe, you are under arrest for money laundering and conspiracy to commit felony coercion and black mail as well as unlawful possession of explosives.”
“You can bite me Lightfoot. Why are you listening to Ralph, that worm Ben, and my daughter.”
“Alexis and Ben have been given immunity and will be happy to testify at your trial. Ralph has been an undercover agent for the last ten years. We have been trying to break this ring and now have you dead to rights.”
“You’ll never make it stick. After this bogus charge is thrown out I’ll sue you all for everything you have. You will owe me big time for this.”
“Trudy. I have always tried to be civil to you over the years in spite of your hateful personality. So I’m going to ask Agent Lightfoot to read you your rights and in the meantime offer you a big cup of shut the fu*k up. Commander we are coming out.”

Well, that is it for the Worthe’s Ben, Lightfoot, and Alexis. I hope you enjoyed the series. Don’t forget to visit Teagan at The in next week for a new story


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Excellent, John, I loved the twist — well worth waiting for. Have a great Thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you, Gwen. You as well.

  2. A sweet end. Hugs

  3. I guess no turkey for Trudy this year. Nice job, John! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    1. Nope. She gets SOS and will be glad she’s got it. Thanks, Jill. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family as well.

      1. Ha ha ha. I do too. 😀

  4. The ending was really worth (damn pun!) the headaches these characters caused. Seriously, I yelled at them a few times for doing what I thought they shouldn’t be doing. A lot of their actions are starting to make sense now. Funny that Trudy is screaming bogus charges when she just confessed. “You can’t believe the things I say because they get me in trouble!”

    1. Ha ha ha. That is Trudy for you. 🙂

      1. Will not miss her. Though Ben wasn’t playing stupid, was he?

      2. No what you see in Ben is what you get. 🙂

      3. Brain made of tapioca pudding. Got it.

  5. Wow, that was a great twist, John. I’m be looking forward to the next story. I’m glad no one got killed. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Yeah, I’ve grown fond of these guys (Well I could have knocked off Mrs. Worthe, but figure a long time in the pen would be better.)

  6. Well, I have to confess, John, I never suspected Mr. Worthe as being an agent. Well done!!

    1. Thank you, Jan. 🙂

  7. Enjoyed all that!

  8. Nobody died? What sort of ending is that?
    Ralph’s cover was excellent – no-one suspected he was an agent. I wonder if he even suspected it himself. He was that good.
    Trudy crying foul after she’d confessed? I think I can guess whose bogus university she studied at!

    1. thanks, Keith. Sorry about the lack of bloodshed. I just couldn’t bring myself to knock off one of these characters. 😀

  9. Loved the ending, John… but I doubt our Mr. Anton will enjoy it. Geez! Not a single shot fired! Kudos, good sir, on a very entertaining series! Now, off to Teagan’s blog!

    1. Thanks, John. Nice of you to do that. 😉

  10. Wonderful ending, but I’m going to miss these guys. May your next one be bigger and better.

    1. I hope so. I’ll try my best. Thanks, Craig.

  11. Hi John. I saved this for my lunch-break treat. Many thanks for the shout-out. I do appreciate it.
    But Dan is going to be so disappointed! 😈 (I laughed out loud when you added him to the dialogue!) I know he was hoping for a blood bath, and not a shot was fired… 😀
    I wasn’t expecting the twist of Ralph being an agent.
    Wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving. Mega hugs.

    1. I’m glad I twisted it up a little. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you. Hugs.

  12. Favorite line? “Who would want a dumbass like you in on the take.” Laugh out loud funny — thanks for brightening my day-before-Thanksgiving! Glad you were able to wrap it up satisfactorily, but I’m kind of going to miss these goofballs. Happy Turkey-Day to you and yours, my friend!

    1. Thanks Debbie. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. 🙂

  13. “Ding dong the witch is (going to jail). Witch old witch? The mouthy bitch.”

    Great ending, John. This was s perfect twist. You got me, and I had to look twice when I saw the reference 😉

    Do let me know if she ever gets released (I don’t trust her).

    Have a happy Thanksgiving. I’m looking forward to another head-snapping journey.

    1. Thanks, Dan. I was hoping you would enjoy this ending. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

  14. 😀 😀 Marvelous. Eye-popping ending. Great series, John. ❤

    1. Thank you , Tess. I hope you enjoyed it. 🙂

      1. You are welcome, John, and I d.i.d. 🙂

  15. A-ha! Nice twist! I’m glad it ended with justice done and no one perforated. 🙂

    1. Yes. We have enough of that in real life. Thanks, Bun

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