Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

Hump Day


It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we witnessed Alice and Harriet visiting Lucas. When the two women left, Lucas seems to recognize he had a problem with them. I received a few suggestions that Nurse Campbell should have been named Houston since the last line was, “Nurse Campbell. I’ve got a problem.” Let’s go back and see if Nurse Campbell has some solution for Lucas.

“What kind of problem, Mr. Saveride?”
“Did you see those two?”
“Yes. They seemed very concerned about you.”
“Yeah like a sirloin steak in the butcher’s display case.”
“Oh now, Mr. Severide. I think you are being too harsh.”
“I asked Mrs. Weston if we ever talked about making love.”
“She said no.”
“Do you have information that she was not honest?”
“Yes, I do. I remember that I took her to my place for a drink and in my mind to make love.”
“Could you be mistaken? You claim you can’t remember things.”
“That was when I first woke up. I can remember a lot. She definitely wanted me to make love to her.”
“And you didn’t make love?”
“No we were at my place, and she got a phone call. She took me back to Mrs. Murphy’s and asked for a rain check on the love making.”
“Sounds like you were willing.”
“Well, yes I was. In case you haven’t noticed she is an attractive woman.”
“I have seen how she looks at you. Yes, she is attractive if you like older women.”
“Well let’s just say I don’t have much experience and Mrs. Weston seemed like a safe way to learn.”
“Ha ha ha. I’ve never heard a man admit he has experience gaps on lovemaking.”
“I guess you being a nurse makes me comfortable in telling my secrets.”
“Please know I wasn’t laughing at you but the situation.”
“Yes, I understand Nurse Campbell.”
“You can call me Staci.”
“I like the name, Staci. Okay, Staci, it is. Please call me Lucas.”
“Do you have a girl friend, Lucas?”
“No, Staci. I do not.”
“Good looking man like you, I’m surprised.”
“I have been too busy I think. I’ve had to work pretty hard my whole life. Boyfriend?”
“Do you have a boy friend?”
“I have had many but none right now.”
“No tragedy I hope.”
“Oh, no. The usual. A few dates and then compatibility problems.”
“You don’t seem like someone who is hard to get along with. Are you?”
“I don’t think so, but I’m prejudiced. Well, nice chatting but I have to get back to work. You rest now.”
“Yes, boss.”


  1. He’s just going to blunder into more trouble, huh?

    1. Unless we readers clap out hands to keep him safe. 😀

      1. I would, but I’m under contract to only clap for Tinkerbell.

      2. I knew that would be an issue somewhere.

  2. Well, well. It looks like something may develop between Lucas and Nurse Campbell. I’m beginning to wonder if our boy Lucas is as innocent as he claims. This plot gets more and more complicated. I love the top picture. The look on the little dog’s face if hilarious. My son said a police car followed him once. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. I liked that meme too. made me laugh out loud. Thanks, Suzanne. 🙂

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Hmmm, another development and Lucas is at the center of it – again. Perhaps Lucas is more experienced than he claims… 🙂

    1. It could be. Most are betting he is a snake. Thanks, Gwen.

  4. Sounds like Lucas and Staci both have food for thought while the amnesia claim might just keep Alice and Harriet from pushing their claims on him………… though they didn’t have enough to occupy them on that front. Still no further forward on the murders and his sister though.

    1. That is the McGuffin in this story. A McGuffin is the reoccurring but still undefined element in a mystery that is a plot element. Like the statue in the Maltese Falcon. Thanks, David. 🙂

  5. “I guess you being a nurse makes me comfortable in telling my secrets.” That Lucas is a smooth operator.

    1. Or just an innocent your man. Mooohahaha.

  6. I think the hospital might have been the wrong place to take Lucas. Sounds like this dog should have gone to the Vet. What was the name of that Creedance Clearwater Revival song…”Bad Moon Rising” – Yep, that’s what I see.

    1. Ha ha ha, Dan. Great prediction. 😀

      1. I’m worried about any kind of moon that might rise in this story. 😉

      2. Might even be a Blood Moon. EEK

  7. Right back into the fire, eh?

    1. Looks that way. This Lucas is a magnet. 😀

  8. I personally think Lucas is a well-experienced player. And now Nurse Campbell joins the fray. 🙂 Love the line “like a sirloin steak in a butcher’s display case.” 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jan. That line just came to me. 😀

  9. Lucas seems to thrive on drama and trouble – he’s just begging for more.

    1. On his knees (metaphorically speaking)

  10. Uh-oh. Lucas certainly is an odd one. I’m still undecided if he’s a bumbling innocent or a slick con artist. You’re very good at keeping me guessing.

    1. I hope to keep you guessing till the end. I get extra points for keeping a super writer guessing. 😀

  11. John… I still have no idea. But oh my my! I see even more twists in this dance.

    Mega hugs!

    1. Love the Ringo Video, Teagan. Thank you 🙂

      1. 😀 I’m glad. You’re giving so much entertainment with this story — “Oh my, my! …Can you boogie? Can you slide?” This story sure does, and we’re all dancing to your tune, waiting for the next episode.

      2. Ha ha ha, Teagan. Thank you so much for the encouragement.

  12. Love this development, John! Lucas certainly is a shifty one – hitting on the nurse while discussing the other two ladies… smooth!

    1. Thank you, John

  13. Oh no, not another love interest!

    1. Well not sure it is love.

  14. Hum…a lot of guys have fallen, and hard for their nurse. Looks like he may be about ready to take another fall. Maybe Nurse Staci will be a softer landing. 🙂

    1. Not sure he’s the one doing the falling

    1. Hmm. Interesting advice. Let’s see how it goes.

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