Wednesday Story Day – AKA Humpday

Hump Day


Well, last week we left Lucas and Alice getting all worked up over going to Lucas’s house. Alice seemed to have changed her mind about going there. We ought to get back to see what is going on.
“So here we are.”
“You have a pretty nice place here, Lucas.”
“Oh, thanks. Can I make you a drink.”
“That would be swell. Gin on the rocks please.”
“Coming right up. In the meantime, make yourself comfortable. Look around if you want.”
“Thank you but i”m fine. maybe you’ll give me a tour.”
“That will be the shortest tour on record. Not long to go around one bedroom, a bath, kitchen and this room.”
“”I’ll wait for you right here.”
“Okay then. I won’t be long.”

“See that didn’t take long. Here is your drink.”
“How nice a red Solo cup. Haven’t had one of these in years.”
“I-I don’t have much in the way of clean dishes.”
“Looking around this room there isn’t much in terms of clean anything. Well bottoms up. Cheers.”
“Ha ha ha. I like that.”
“Bottoms up.”
“Of course you do my boy. Speaking of that let’s go look at your bedroom.’
“Uh, I have to warn you I haven’t made the bed today.”
“I’m sure I’ll scarcely notice. Lead on Mc Duff.”
“Huh? Who’s Mc Duff.”
“Never mind. Show me the bedroom.”
“Ta da. Here it is.”
“Goodness. That bed is huge. What is that a king size?”
“It is called a California King. Longer and wider.”
“Well, toss those clothes off there and let’s relax.”
“Um, you sure you want to relax on my bed.”
“Why not?”
“It could lead to something.”
“Gee I can’t imagine what you are talking about. Come here.”
“Yes Ma’am.”
“Now isn’t this nice?”
“I have to admit it feels cozy alright.”
“Give me your hand.”
“My hand?”
“For heaven’s sake Lucas you are acting like you never made love to a woman before.”
“To tell you the truth. I haven’t.”
“OMG. You’re kidding.”
“Why are you laughing?”
“It’s not you, Lucas. I’m laughing at my fate is all. Hold on there’s my phone. Hello. Um hum. Yup. Okay, I’ll be right there. Bye.”
“Who was that?”
“Not important. I have to go is all. I’ll take you back to Mrs. Murphy’s. Let’s go.”
“Does this mean we aren’t going to make love?”
“Raincheck, Lucas. You have a rain check on that.”


  1. Hardly a romantic setting. Perhaps Alice is looking for something a little less, shall we say, tawdry. Could be an interesting and educational initiation for Lucas, though.

    1. I think he would learn a lot. 😀

  2. Is Lucas ever going to get lucky? He certainly seem ready and willing. Since there’s still a big question about Mrs Murphy he might yet be arrested and lose his chance.
    Well written as usual John.

    1. Thank you , David. Yeah poor Lucas. I think he suffers from the writer not wanting to get into an explicit relationship. 😀

      1. LOL… my characters have that problem too! ^^’

      2. I know right? Have to write with one eye closed.

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great dialogue, John. And…loved the Hump Day image. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Gwen. 😀

  4. Well…that’s one raincheck I’ve never been issued. Nicely done, John!

    1. Thank you, Jill. I think you would be the one issuing the raincheck. 😀

  5. For some reason the most surprising thing is that a young man had gin. 🙂

    1. They stopped at the store . 🙂

  6. Don’t you just hate it when people can’t stay off their phones.

    1. Ha ha ha. I think she was hoping for a call. 🙂

  7. Well done, good sir! Love the humpday picture. I guess poor old Lucas was saved by the bell. If I was him, I’d be very put out and would likely tell her to keep her raincheck. But that’s me. Great episode, John!

    1. You are an old experienced Hoser. The kid is dumb.

      1. True, true, true… not sure which is worse!

  8. Gin and a red solo cup. A messy bed and a newbie… I believe that phone call was lifesaving. Maybe for both.

    1. Was for me anyway. Thanks, Audrey.

  9. Well, that was a surprise I didn’t see coming. A most timely intervention with the phone call. All of that aside, I’m also wondering who called. Hm…

    1. Yes, strange phone call indeed. Thanks, Mae Clair

  10. It seems both Alice and you were saved by the bell er… ring, John. That apartment was about what I’d expect of a young single man. Except my son when he was single. He’s neater than my daughter. Good post, John. I love the picture. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. Thanks, Suzanne. 😉

  11. HaHa, you trickster, you! Your characters wanted to go where you the writer didn’t, so you diverted them — well done! Don’t you love that feeling of power?!?

    1. Yes these two are going to give me fits.

  12. I’m wondering if that was one of those “call me in 15 minutes in case I need an out” calls. But then why give him a rain check? Hmm…you’d think I’d no better by now than to try and figure out where this is headed. Maybe Lucas should spend a little time at the laundromat.

    1. I was thinking about the “emergency from a friend call” too. 😀

      1. H a ha ha. Who knows.

    2. Good suggestion, Dan. 🙂

  13. Like Mae, I wasn’t expecting the phone call.

  14. Oh man, someone get Lucas an ice pack…

  15. It’s all about timing isn’t it, especially in this episode. Yikes, shortage of clean dishes, messy house and bed and oh, yeah, the timely phone call. I’m sure Alice is glad how things worked out. Okay, maybe, but I think probably. o_O
    😛 😛

    1. I think so too. Thanks, Tess.

  16. She’s not subtle is she. I think Lucas got lucky…even though he probably doesn’t think so at the moment.

    I am wondering who called and why she had to leave so abruptly though.

    1. I’ve wondered the same thing. 🙂

  17. Whew! Saved by the bell!! 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. I think so. Stay tuned.

  18. I’m wondering who called too! Guess we may find out…

    1. We may…… then again we may not. Boo Hiss

  19. That was a near-run thing, like a bullet whistling past an ear (which is what I still think may happen to Lucas if he’s not careful).

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