Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Hump Day


Wednesday story day again. Last week we were there when Mrs. Murphy came off hook regarding Seth’s pressing an investigation on Lucas. Most of us believe Seth and Harriet have some kind of agenda in this whole matter. I see that Seth is entering Lucas’ room right now, so we better get over there.

“Hey, Lucas. How you doing?”
“F-fine sheriff.”
“You can call me Seth if you want.”
“W-what can I do for you, sir?”
“Okay, Lucas I understand. I just stopped in to see how you were doing.”
“Well, I’m getting better. Some how I think there is another reason.”
“Well, I placed a call to the lawyer your friend Harriet employed, and he said I’m not supposed to ask you any questions until he has a chance to visit with you. So I’m not here to ask anything, just to see how you’re doing.”
“If that’s the case then you should know that I’m doing fine and expect to get out of here soon.”
“That is good news. Where do you plan to go when released?”
“Isn’t that a question?”
“My goodness boy. I can attest to the fact that your brain is working well.”
“Okay, gentlemen. Let’s not have any conversation until I give this man a briefing. Has the sheriff asked you anything Lucas?”
“Just where I’ll be staying after I get out of the hospital. Are you Miss Harriet’s lawyer?”
“That’s correct. Jason McDonnell at your service. Now sheriff would you please excuse us.”
“Sure will uh, Jason. Bear in mind I would like to get a statement from your client here.”
“For what purpose Sheriff Gibson?”
“An ongoing investigation on the murder of his parents and disappearance of his sister.”
“Have you filed any charges?”
“Well, no. I’m just in the investigation phase.”
“We will help in any way we can, Sheriff, but until charges are filed, I see no reason for you to meet with my client. If you want to talk, please call my office, and I will set up a time that is convenient.”
“How about we talk now?”
“Not a chance. I need to discuss this with my client. Please excuse us.”
“You lawyers sure make things complex.”
“And keep innocent people from being railroaded by the likes of you. Good day sheriff.”



  1. I still don’t trust Lucas. There’s something not quite right about him.

    1. I have to agree with you. Thanks, Keith

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Hmm, I hope the lawyer does protect the innocent; of course, we don’t know who the innocent might be. 🙂 Prayers continue for good news from Port Aransas for your family….

    1. Thank you, Gwen. We are still waiting for word on our return.

  3. Think I’m on the lawyer’s side here. Is that case even in the sheriff’s jurisdiction? It keeps feeling like he’s not so much overstepping his bounds, but Superman-leaping over them.

    1. I know right? I still wonder what he has up his sleeve. There is something for sure.

      1. Seems everyone is up to something here. Truly a scenario that daily soap operas would be proud of. 😉

  4. Never trust a lawyer who says, “at your service,” especially if they bill at an hourly rate. Great meme, John!

    1. Thanks, Jill. I liked it too.

  5. I’m enjoying watching the sheriff getting pushed around a bit by the lawyer, I think, in general, he has that coming. Still, I agree with Keith, everything isn’t right in Lucastown.

    1. We will find out more next week. (I promise) Thanks, Dan

      1. Yeah, yeah…I don’t mind, really. Each episode has been good.

      2. I can’t wait for the conversation between Lucas and the lawyer. (Lawyer client privilege.)

      3. I hope we get to be a spider on the wall.

  6. This is gooood!

    1. Glad you like it, Jennie. Thanks.

      1. Best to you, John.

  7. The lawyer seems to have things locked down. I like the picture at the top. It’s from I believe “The Lord of the Rings” my son’s favorite book. I don’t know how many times he’s read the book and seen the movies. Good story segment, John. I was sure I’d left a comment. I don’t know what happened to it so I’m leaving another one.. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I saw your original comment and then when I went to reply it disappeared. I was going to go searching for it but here you are with another. Thank you for your comments. Yes the lawyer will get to the bottom of this mess I’m sure. 🙂

      1. I don’t know what’s going on. I’ve lost a lot of Pinterest boards I wrote a note to their customer service and complained. It’s not even Halloween yet. 😀 — Suzanne

  8. It almost seems like you’ve worked with lawyers before.

    1. I have supervised lawyers in my past.

      1. I work with them every day too.

      2. So you know why there are no skid marks before a dead lawyer in the road.

      3. Why’s that, John?

      4. Back to the old joke of “Whats the difference between a dead raccoon and dead lawyer on the road?”

      5. Aak! What’s the difference?

      6. There are no skid marks in front of the lawyer.

      7. Ah, good one. When a ship goes down, why do the sharks avoid the lawyers?

      8. I give. Why do sharks avoid lawyers….WAIT! professional courtesy right?

      9. Ack! You got me. You win.

      10. YAY. (I’m easy to please.

  9. Well, at least Lucas may now have some impartial person in his corner. Or not. 🙂 Another great episode. You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    1. Thank you, Michael.

  10. Well done, John – wouldn’t want to see poor old Lucas railroaded, would we?

  11. Maybe the lawyer can also keep the cougars away.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Teri

  12. Lawyer Jason has backbone. Although he hasn’t had time to show whether he’s as much of a sidewinder as the others. 😉 So I’ll hold back on my faith in his backbone; it might be “S” shaped too. Hmmm… Thanks for a wonderful Wednesday lunch. Hugs!

    1. Oh by the way. Next time Pick Dragonfly shows off some pups he picked up on his travels. 😉 Hugs on the wing!

      1. Okay then. I’ll look forward to that.

    2. Glad you could make it. We were serving meatloaf sandwiches here at the exile parlor today.

      1. With mustard? I used to love that (before I got allergic to eggs). I guess I’m not a picky eater… o_O

      2. Mayo. Yes there is egg in there somewhere.

      3. Sigh… mayo… I was never a mustard fan — except for hot-dogs and meatloaf sandwiches. 😉

      4. I would miss mayo too. Sigh.

  13. Hmm. Things are getting very tense. I had to come up for air to catch the latest episode of your weekly fic 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me.

  14. I jumped into this in the middle, but I am catching up quickly! Can’t wait to see where the story goes.

    1. Thank you, DL. I can’t wait either.

  15. Well, I’m guessing things will calm up for a bit now, and the mystery may deepen. I won’t have long to wait for then next installment thankfully! 🙂

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