Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Hump Day

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we left Lucas and Jason McDonnell (his Lawyer) just as Lucas asked the question, “I’m in trouble huh?” His lawyer wisely begged for a moment before he answered the question. Let’s go back and see what the lawyer has to say.
“Okay, Lucas. I have another question for you.”
“Yes, sir.”
“Do you know for a fact that your sister is dead?”
“For a fact?”
“Yes. Think hard now. Your answer is pretty important.”
“When I left her she was breathing. I just assumed she wasn’t going to make it.”
“Why is that?”
“I’m not sure. She was so pale, and she was bleeding.”
“From a head wound?”
“Yes, as I said she hit her head.”
“Think Lucas. Did you kill her.”
“No. She was alive when I left her. You’ve helped me realize I did not kill her.”
“But, Lucas and this is a big but. You left the scene and could be charged.”
“Charged with what?”
“For one thing aggravated assault. For another, failure to render aid. The next could be leaving the scene to avoid arrest. All these could put you in jail.”
“I was just trying to defend myself. She came at me.”
“And who knows that, Lucas? You left the scene.”
“What should we do now?”
“I think we had better determine if anyone knows what happened to your sister.”
“The sheriff is working on that I hear.”
“Yes, but we don’t want to rely on him to come up with the information. I have a better way. Let me ask, can you afford to hire a private detective.”
“How much will one cost?”
“I think we can get the information we need for five thousand.”
“I can afford that. I have some money from my parents passing.”
“Tell me about your parents.”
“They were killed. Someone killed them in their sleep.”
“Any idea who killed them?”
“No. Why do you ask?”
“No reason. It is a complication to your case is all.”
“Well, sister, parents. Someone could say there’s a pattern.”
“I think Seth Gibson is going down that path.”
“I’m not surprised.”



  1. Assuming the parents died before the sister, it is just possible that she killed them. If that’s so, and if she is still, as is being surmised, in the land of the living: is anyone safe? (proposed as conspiracy theory number 358)

    1. Ha ha ha. You skipped one it is actually number 359. 😀

    1. Thank you Michael. Have a great week.

  2. Yep…definitely a pattern.

    1. Seems that way doesn’t it.

  3. Oh Dear, we’re going down that same path but things aren’t any clearer.

    1. I know. We will get there I promise.

  4. The sister is a master of disguise and has been all of the other characters. 😛

    1. Ha ha ha. Only in Charlesville. Thanks. 😀

      1. You’re welcome. 😀

  5. I’d say things don’t look too good for Lucas right about now. I think the sister is alive and well. She will show up. 🙂

    1. Oh, good. I was hoping that would be the case. Thanks, Jan.

  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    Hmm, Lucas is a strange dude no matter what— detached and clueless. I’m rooting for the sheriff. 😊

    1. Ha ha ha. I can see how you would get there. 😀 Thanks, Gwen.

  7. Love the calendar comment at the top -it’s so true.

    “No. Why do you ask?” Makes me think Lucas isn’t as smart as I want to give him credit for. Or, he’s really smart and he doesn’t want us to know. Or, he’s really smart and he’s hoping to convince us of his innocence. Or, ph John, my head hurts. But, I’m not bleeding and I’m not turning pale – I guess that’s a good thing.

    1. Yes hold the pale and bleeding (hopefully from the ears) until the end.

  8. The plot thickens … just as I hoped it would. Much depends on when the parents were killed (before or after his sister). Something tells me Lucas isn’t the guilty one, even if he’s on the clueless side. After all, we don’t arrest people for being stupid (or our prisons would be chock-full!).

    1. I think stupid is a side effect of criminal activity.

      1. Like the chicken and the egg, which came first?

  9. Hmm… young, clueless… a likely story. He may just be a good actor who is a diabolical murderer and womanizer. Only John know for sure! Nice story development, good sir!

    1. Who me? Hey! I don’t have much to do with these characters at all. They just go off and do what they want.

      1. Right, a likely story! Well, we certainly know what Lucas likes to do! Great stuff, John!

  10. This plot doesn’t thicken, it clots like lumpy gravy. Can’t wait for next week.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks. 😀 I can see a blurb now. “Tired of thickening plots? Get this book and witness clots in the plot like lumpy gravy.”

      1. Sounds good to me. We had a joke advertisement in a place I used to work. It was a Thanksgiving promotion, “Buy this turkey and stuff it with all your bread.”

      2. I can see the patrons chuckling as they go out the door with a ham.

  11. The lawyer may be worth his hire. This is getting interesting. It took me a moment at my age to figure out the meme up top then it hit me like a pie in the face. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. I hope it was a pie you like. Thanks, Suzanne.

  12. I’m of a mind to think the sister might just show up. Lucas might want to take cover.

    1. I think others may have to run for it too.

  13. I don’t know. If the sister we’re still alive, I think someone would know and she would have sucked up her share of the inheritance.
    I think she offed their parents and then someone other than Lucas offed her.
    Maybe not.
    Ack! You are diabolical, John.

    1. Heh heh heh. Snidely Whiplash is the name. Diabolics is my game. 😀

      1. You crack me up 🙂

  14. Geez, Lucas…do you see the problem here?!?

  15. Haha! “I’m not surprised.” I can just imagine the lawyer’s face.
    Great episode, John. A subtle review, which with a serial is always a good thing, but it still felt new.
    Sorry I didn’t make it here for lunch yesterday. But since I’m taking some time off today, I was able to catch up. Hugs.

    1. Yay for time off. Hope you can recharge. 😀

      1. Well, back to Mordor Friday, but there was something I had to do today. Even so, I will enjoy!

      2. Short of a root canal all else pales to a day to yourself.

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