Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Hump Day

It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we left as Seth Gibson huffed out the door after Jason McDonnell the lawyer, hired by Harriet Murphy, laid down the rules of engagement with his client Lucas. So, let’s get back to Antion Illinois and see what the lawyer and Lucas are discussing.

“Lucas now that we are alone I need to give you some advice that should be followed to the letter.”
“Y-yes sir.”
“You need not sir me, Lucas since in effect I work for you. Speaking of that I need you to declare that you want me as your lawyer.”
“But why do I need a lawyer?”
“Did you see that big hulk that just left. He is trying to build a murder case on you, and it isn’t even in his jurisdiction. I don’t know what you did to make him launch his vendetta, but he sure has one going.”
“I haven’t done anything to get the sheriff on my back.”
“All The more reason for having someone look after your interests. Now, do you want me to represent you or not?”
“I guess so.”
“Not good enough. You need to tell me I’m hired to be your attorney.”
“Okay, you are hired to be my attorney.”
“Good. Give me a dollar.”
“A dollar?”
“Yup. I need a retainer.”
“Uh. Look in the drawer there and see if my wallet is in there.”
“Okay, here it is.”
“Pull out what you need and then put it back please.”
“Alright. I have my retainer. Now going forward anything you and I discuss is privileged information and not to be shared with anyone. Also, no one has the right to ask you about our conversations, and certainly no one has the right to question you without me being present. Understand?”
“I-I think so. Does it mean whatever I say to you no one else will ever know.”
“Not unless you tell them.”
“Oh, thank God. I need to tell you something.”
“Is it about the sheriff?”
“No, it’s about my sister.”
“Your sister. What about your sister.?”
“I killed her.”
“What do you mean you killed her?”
“What does killed mean? I hit her, and she died.”

 

 

47 comments

  1. I knew it. I told you there was something rum about that boy. Well, didn’t I? And was I right? You know I was. Even though the world said nay, I knew I was right, and now everyone knows. Yay me!

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    1. Pssst. Keith you were right.

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  2. Why does it feel like Lucas just got a lawyer confused with a priest? This isn’t a confessional, kid. Then again, things are rarely that simple in these stories.

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    1. That is true enough. Simple is not a hallmark of these stories. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. You are a man of many twists, turns, and surprises. Always fun to see what happens next.

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  3. Never trust a lawyer who only charges one dollar for you to retain services. Come on, Lucas!

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  4. Uh oh. Maybe Lucas should have waited for the attorney to ask about that before admitting it. The next part of the story should be quite interesting. I like your man at the top. He’s a useful meme. 🙂 —- Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.I think you are right about the ask.

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  5. I love these comments, John – lots of story ideas for you to consider. I’m loving it! Do you think the sister had it coming? Maybe she was the ax murderer that snuffed their parents – and maybe he was next. OMG! Now I’m doing it too! John, you’re a bad influence! Where’s my Molson?

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    1. Too early for a Molson. You have to face this alone.

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      1. Never too early for a Molson, Hoser!

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  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    Attorneys are confidential, but they’re not priests. I wonder if Lucas recognizes the difference? We may have moved beyond the “cougar” world (at least I hope so) and into the legal battlefield. The tension is mounting! 🙂

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  7. Whoa! That’s a lot of confession for a dollar. Trying to imagine where this goes next is a tough task. I hope you know, John.

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    1. Me? I thought Lucy was running this thing.

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      1. That makes sense. But I don’t think I could get mad at Lucy.

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  8. WOW!!! What a whopper of an ending. The next segment can’t come fast enough!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Glad you liked it.

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  9. The plot thickens!

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    1. Like clam chowder

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  10. Sounds like he was ‘dying’ to tell someone.

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    1. I would say so. Thanks, Teri

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  11. Every so often you gotta feel sorry for a lawyer. This is one of those times. Well played, John!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie

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  12. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Great twist! I can’t wait for the next installment.

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  13. Wow! That was a cliffhanger if I ever saw one!! Can’t wait until next week. I still don’t think Lucas is a murderer. Call it the Cougar in me. 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jan.

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    2. Jan… now the guy in the next office wonders what I had to drink for lunch, because who laughs in Mordor! LOL. You cracked me up.

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  14. Horsefeathers, John! Thank goodness I was drinking water, because now it’s spewed all over my computer monitor. I would ask what next, but I have a hunch Chubby Checker would be behind the scenes again. “Come on baby! Let’s do the twist!”
    Hugs.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks Teagan. Yes, Let’s twist

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  15. Very cool, now we’re getting somewhere.

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    1. At least we think we are getting somewhere. Thanks, Craig.

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      1. Can’t wait for next week.

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  16. Like everyone else I a bit stunned. He wasted no time confessing that. Now what?!!

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    1. Well the cat is out of the bag So we need to deal with it.

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    1. Yup. Wow it is. 😀

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