Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

Hump Day


It’s Wednesday Story Day time again. Last week we thought we were going to have a little excitement between Alice and Lucas. They arrived at Lucas’s place, and just when there might have been something happening, Alice got a phone call. She had to rush off but not before we all learned Lucas is not experience in being with women. Let’s go back and see what is next in this saga.
“Thanks for the ride Alice.”
“You’re welcome Lucas.”
“What did you mean back there when you said ‘give me a rain check?”’
“I meant that I have to run right now, but I want to pick up where we left off. I would appreciate it if you would clean up your place, though.”
“My place? Oh, you mean the dishes and stuff.”
“Exactly. Just wash them and put those clothes away.”
“I didn’t realize that was why you had to leave.”
“It’s not. I just think it would be more romantic if your place didn’t look like a sty.”
“How about going to your house.”
“That will never happen, Lucas. Let me put it this way. If you want to get laid I would clean your home and maybe take a bath yourself.”
“Yes, Ma’am. I see what you are saying.”
“Now get out of this car. I have to take care of this phone call.”
“What Lucas.”
“I think I love you.”
“OMG. Please get a grip. You don’t love me you are just hot and bothered is all. You are filled with lust.”
“How do you know the difference?”
“Right now I don’t have the time for this counseling session but let me leave you with this. Love is in the heart. Lust is in the pants.”
“I think I have both.”
“I’m sure you think so Lucas. Go put your head under the garden hose. I’ll come by tomorrow. Now please get out.”
“Till tomorrow then.”
“And clean up that dump. Bye Lucas.”


  1. Lucas was right out of luck,
    His house was a riot of muck.
    She told him to clean it,
    And really did mean it,
    Or his best-laid plans come unstuck!

      1. I know right? Keith is very good.

    1. Wonderful, Keith. You are the official bard of this serial. Here take this genuine, simulated, imitation eagle quill pen.

      1. Thanks John. I did once make a quill pen from the (naturally moulted) second primary flight feather of a Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax). More than a foot long it was, brown, and in superb condition.
        Still couldn’t read my spider-scrawl, though!

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    An unexpected development…Keith kinda said it all… 🙂

    1. I think so. Thanks, Gwen

  3. OMG, she really is exacting a price from this lad isn’t she. Not just cleaning the house but taking a bath too. After doing that I hope his luck’s in tomorrow.And he loves her too. Sweet.

    1. Sweet. You are such a romantic, David. He says he loves her.

  4. From the description, I assume he’ll need a flamethrower. Surprised there were no roaches.

    1. Flamethrower would be good. The roaches know when to lay low.

      1. Well, they are smart enough to take over the world when we’re done.

      2. True. In fact I think they have the flame thrower now.

      3. And that’s how humanity ends.

  5. “OMG. Please get a grip.” Great response! That meme…so me, John. Happy Wednesday!

    1. Thanks, Jill. 😀

  6. Lucas is alternately polite, lust-filled and sloppy. I bet he has the place whistle-clean by the time Alice delivers her rain check.

    1. I think he will be a fool if he doesn’t

  7. I see about 6 Hefty bags at the curb by sunset. “Dishes? Yeah, bag number 3. But I did shower, so…”

    1. “Where did the towels go?” “Bag 4.”

  8. Love Dan Antion’s response. Been there and done that, huh, Dan? 🙂 Suddenly Lucas is the victim in this story where at the start, I suspected that he might have be the perpetrator. I was thinking he’d offed the widow lady and hiding evidence. Hmmmmm……

    1. Never too late for any kind of senecio, Jan. Thanks.

  9. Wow, Keith! Extra bonus this morning, John! I think you should hire Keith to encapsulate every episode in rhyming verse… very effective!

    1. I know. He did a great job.

  10. Another outstanding bit. Really enjoying this one.

    1. Thank you, Craig. Makes me smile.

  11. Hahaha! First off — love the meme. It’s sadly spot-on. Since I didn’t get my telework day Monday, I’ve been a day ahead of myself all week.
    I’m not surprised at Alice or Lucas… but with this you’ve allowed a few more directions these characters might take.
    You’re such a master of the twist, John, I’m tempted to call you Mr. Checker! So I keep reminding myself that a story can have more crimes than one, and more villains than one. I also keep wondering when the sheriff will show up again and bring some chaos in the squad car. 😉
    Thanks for a wonderful Wednesday read. mega hugs.

    1. You are so nice, Teagan. I love the moniker Mr. Checker. Thanks for the super comment. Hugs 😀

  12. She’s acting like his mother. Wonder if he’s into that..? However, she’s correct!

    1. Mother? Hmmm might be worth exploring.

      1. I’m not even sure how you write into a storm like she being mom. Lol

      2. Heh heh heh. Now the gauntlet is down. 🙂

      3. 😲 Stick to your trusty outline. Oh my word.

  13. I’m with Alice on this one – especially if she’s recommending he take a bath.

    1. There you go. Nothing like a clean person to violate er have a relationship with.

  14. Lucas sure is clueless when it comes to women and well…cleanliness, and who knows what else. I wonder if he’s capable of erasing the widow. Still, a tantalizing scene. Eagar to see what happens next. 😀 😀 😀

    1. Maybe we’ll have to have a widow appearance soon. Wait! She may be dead.

      1. Right. That is the great unknown. Can’t wait to hear about her. o_O

  15. I don’t know who to feel sorrier for, Lucas or Alice. This “relationship” is, I fear, doomed. (Probably for the best, too! After all, we still have a painting gig at the widow’s house to tackle!)

    1. Painting!!!!! I knew I forgot something. 😀

  16. Lucas needs a maid – and a cold shower.

    1. Garden hose. A maid? Yes.

  17. I’m thinking Lucas pulled out the “L’ card to throw Alice off. Maybe the kid isn’t as wet behind the ears as you’re having us believe. Wet being the ironically operative word here, since Alice needs her some hygienic maintenance before she’ll consider a horizontal negotiation.

    You leave me hanging on here, Sheriff.

    1. Thanks, Pilgrim. Nice analysis. I’ll keep you hanging.

      1. You’re a baaad man.

      2. Yup. That’s me. 😀

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