Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Hump Day


It is Wednesday Story Time again and last week we left Mrs. Murphy hearing an earful from the sheriff (Seth) about the fact that Lucas is a person of interest in the murder of his parents. The sheriff warned Mrs. Murphy to be careful even as Lucas was working outside on her house. Mrs. Murphy seemed to take the information in stride and promised the sheriff that she would be careful. We need to get back there as I see the sheriff is walking off the front porch of Mrs. Murphy’s house.
“Hey Lucas can I have a word with you?”
“Sure thing sheriff. I’ll be right down.”
“Yeah, thanks, Lucas.”
“Okay, Sheriff I’m here what do you want?”
“This is kind of awkward, Lucas but I heard from the police in Wisconsin have you pegged as a person of interest in your parents murder.”
“You did a little checking did you sheriff?”
“Well, that’s my job after all.”
“Yeah of course it is. So what did you find out?”
“Just that you are on their watch list.”
“I could have told you that, Seth. You could’ve just asked.”
“Um that is not according to procedure.”
“So procedure dictates that you sneak around behind someone’s back and get information on them?”
“Hold on son. No need to get ugly. What would I bother you if there is nothing to find out?”
“So what did you find out.”
“Well, there are some questions as to why you didn’t call 911 right away when you found your parents.”
“Not a big mystery. I already told the cops that I want to my room and fell asleep. I didn’t make it a habit to burst into my parents room to say I’m home.”
“So what woke you up and made you look for them?”
“Yeah, Buffy their dog. He came into my room and started licking my face.”
“Was that usual?”
“No. In fact, he was downright agitated. I woke up and he jumped down and ran down the hall.”
“Then what?”
“I laid back down and he came in again. I knew something was wrong when he did that so I got up and then found them. I used their phone to call 911.”
“You were described as being calm on the phone.”
“I was holding Buffy and needed to keep him calm. If I started yelling he would have jumped away. I didn’t want him to get upset any more than he was.”
“You told all this to the police.”
“Yes, I did. All the evidence backed me up. Little Buffy had some blood on his feet and it was on my bed and on me since he jumped all over.”
“Where is Buffy now?”
“He is best friends with the neighbor’s terrier and now lives with them. He was my parent’s dog and I know he missed them very much.”
“Geez, Lucas. Why do they have you as a person of interest?”
“Cause they have no one else.”
“And your sister. Where is she?”
“Good question. She has been gone for over a year.”
“She left before the murders.”
“Yes. About a month before.”
“She didn’t come back for the funeral?”
“No, she didn’t.”
“I’m sorry, Lucas. I suppose the police told you to stay in touch.”
“Yeah, I have to let them know where I am always.”
“Is there anything I can do?”
“Other than find the killers I don’t think so, Sheriff.”
“Thanks for the chat. I’ll be seeing you. Take care.”
“You too, Sheriff. You too.”


  1. Well, it sounds good but Lucas might just be a skilled liar. We’ll have to see what happens next. Good story, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thanks, Suzanne. 😀

  2. Sounds like a very obliging dog who’ll take the blame for spreading blood on Lucas’s bed when of course it’s likely Lucas put it there himself.

    1. Thanks, David. You could be right you know. 😀

  3. I’m not buying this. Lucas sounds like he has that story down. Or, Lucas is on the trail of the real killer. Or his sister did it. OR, it was Mrs. Murphy in the bedroom with the candlestick. That must be it. I’m so confused. Buffy knows the truth. We need a dog whisperer.

    1. Check out Charles’ response. Talk about spoilers. 😀 Thanks, Dan

      1. The dog did have bloody paws.

    2. LOL. I don’t think this comment can be topped.

      1. Thanks Teagan.

  4. I’m starting to feel empathy toward Lucas. As for the meme…my sentiments exactly. Nice job, John!

    1. Thanks, Jill. Happy Wednesday.

  5. I got it. Buffy killed them in order to be with the neighbor’s terrier. Then he framed Lucas. That bitch.

    1. My favorite response so far.

      1. Thanks. Certainly not trusting this Buffy since she has motive.

      2. You should write detective stories.

      3. I would, but I’m bad at the mystery thing. I foreshadow too strongly. It’s usually a butler too. Damn that cunning Gerard.

    2. Ha ha ha. Well, the story is out now. 😀

      1. Buffy better work on his alibi.

      2. You are right. “In the yard burying a bone,” just won’t cut it.

      3. Who did the bone belong to, Buffy?

  6. Lucas’ story is clearly well rehearsed. However, if it was he who killed his parents, and if the ever-astute local sherrif can suss that, the story will be over. Therefore, and playing devil’s Advocaat (I’m on my third and final Warninks), I’m plumping for… erm… the errant sister.

    1. Ah yes. The sister. Hmmmmmm 😀

  7. Another wonderful segment, John. I’m going to be a bad blog friend this week, but couldn’t miss Wednesday story time.

    1. Glad to see you anytime. 🙂

  8. Right… gotta be Buffy – a guy dog with a girly name. Well done, John!

    1. No wonder he’s confused.

  9. I think Charles has it figured out.

    1. Spoiler alert!!!!

  10. Seems like Lucas has his story down too pat. I’m not sure the sister or the dog weren’t involved. Maybe all three of them! Good installment, John.

    1. Gotta admit there are a lot of options.

  11. Blood on Buffy, blood on him….yeah, right! 🙂

  12. Applesauce! I swear this is the best comments thread I’ve ever seen. What a hoot! And it’s pos-i-lutely a fabulous episode, John. 😀 ❤
    Hmmm… Dare I delve your whip-lash-twisting mind? Nah… I get lost enough with my own twisting psyche. But I have to think Lucas actually might be looking for the real killer. HOWEVER, his motives might still be treacherous. And lecherous. And maybe our good and innocent seeming law man is the ace up your sleeve. Okay… I've been awake since 2:30 AM. And this is the first break in the workday I've had too. So I'm probably delirious, and if I re-read this tomorrow, it might be a completely different story…
    Great work, John. Mega hugs!

    1. You always have a good angle sleep deprived or no.

  13. I wish we had sheriffs in Canada.
    They’re so much more interesting than Mounties…

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Hook

  14. Lucas is innocent. Maybe I’m just hopeful because he’s growing on me. It’s getting good!

    1. He has a way of doing that. Thanks, Audrey

      1. I didn’t say that

      2. I didn’t say that either.

  15. Well, I think Charles is on to something with Buffy and the neighbors Terrior. 🙂

    Looking forward to the next installment.

    1. He has it figured out.

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