Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Hump Day

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we had an interesting exchange between Lucas and his lawyer Jason McDonnell. We got Lucas’ account of what happened to his sister and the lawyer’s opinion that Lucas should hire a private detective. Let’s go back because I see the lawyer has left Lucas’ room and headed straight for his office. We should try to be quiet since I see he is on the phone. We will only be able to hear one side of the conversation.

“So here’s the deal. My client has not been accused of anything yet, but there is a lot of speculation that he might have killed his sister and parents.”

“Um hum. That’s right. I don’t believe he did any of it.”

“I agree. There needs to be a way of finding out who killed them. If it was my client then I can deal with that. If it was someone else then I need to clear his name.”

“No, you don’t need to know why I am interested in the case. Let’s just say my client has a fairly rich benefactor who believes him innocent.”

“Well, you don’t have to go there. I’m counting on you to give me the same friends and family rate.”

“Yeah, I know you have a ton of clients but you and I go way back and you’ll do this one.”

“I thought you would see my point. Okay so here’s what I need you to do. I need a complete work-up on the Sheriff here. His name is Seth Gibson. For some reason, he is very interested in this case and it really is none of his business. What. Yeah, I’ll slow down. His name is Seth Gibson. Got that?”

“Okay. The other person I want you to check out is a pharmacist in Kenosha. I’ll have to get his name. I only heard he was involved but didn’t have time to find out who he was.”

“The final one is Alice Weston. She used to be married to Seth Gibson. She has been very interested in my client and I want to find out why a cougar would chase him other than the obvious reason.”

“I understand. I’ll send you an e-mail with all the addresses. There is no real rush but I will need some preliminary information to know how to proceed. While you are looking into the folks we mentioned, check out the circumstances of the murder of two people named Saveride. They lived in Kenosha. Also, see what you can dig up on my client’s sister. Her name is Trish Saveride.

“Yes, she lived in Kenosha. Alright then. I’ll talk to you later.”



  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    YAY, the attorney has hired someone to investigate the characters. This is getting exciting! 😀

    1. Yes. I wanted someone to get to the bottom of that parent thing.

  2. The attorney has obviously seen something in Lucas that I missed. It’ll be interesting to see what his contact digs up (no; digs up as in ‘finds out’, not exhumes!)

    1. I think exhumes might be a good choice. Thanks, Keith.

  3. This is better than an Agatha Christie book!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you , Jill. ❤

  4. With that big fee coming in it’s no wonder the lawyer is working so hard. The next episode should be interesting. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Guess who will be featured? 😀

  5. Short and mysterious. 🙂

    1. Well, short for sure.:-)

  6. OK, now we’re going to get some answers. We are going to get some answers, aren’t we? John? Aren’t we?

    Kudos for an excellent job of one-side-only dialog. I enjoyed this.

    1. Answers? We have no stinking answers. 😀

      1. Ha – that’s perfect.

  7. Sooo good. Having a PI get involved thickens the plot. I love this!

    1. Thank you, Jennie. Craig Boyack described it as a plot clot.

      1. Interesting!

  8. NOW, the ball is rolling! And, you laid out some interesting plot twists that might or might not develop. Like Seth Gibson’s interest in the case. You could go lots of different directions with that one, not to mention Alice. You’ve got us all hooked, John.

    1. Thank you, Jan. I love to hook you. 😀

  9. Private detective? Mafia boss? Hmm, this is getting better every week! Let’s follow the money to the rich benefactor and see where it leads us!!

    1. Not a bad idea, Debbie.

  10. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    The lawyer is on it… Interesting to see who the rich benefactor is:)

    1. Yes. It might be Mrs. Murphy but you are right. Who knows?

  11. Ah yes, things are developing quite nicely, Mr. John. I wonder if the PI should check out the butler too…

    1. Ah yes. The butler.

  12. Oooh, lots of questions. I can wait for the dirt to surface–er, I mean the details.

    1. Yup. Lots of questions. Dirt coming up.

      1. Get a shovel. 😀

  13. OMG! I was so busy I forgot it was Wednesday!
    John, you and Dan are cracking me up. 😀
    Okay… ““Yeah, I know you have a ton of clients but you and I go way back and you’ll do this one. — I thought you would see my point.”
    So… Lawyer Jason has some skeletons renting out his closets too, huh?
    I hope you’ve left a good trail of bread crumbs for yourself when it comes time to find your way out of this tangled web.
    Skeletons, spiderwebs… I need more Halloween metaphors. Have a wonder-filled, hug-filled Wednesday.

    1. I keep all this is my head.I hope the crumbs lead me out. thanks Teagan. I enjoyed your metaphors. HUGS

      1. Careful… Bailey and Lucy might nibble the bread crumbs. 😉 Seriously — in your head? I keep overly involved matrices for my stories. I can’t manage without them… That’s amazing, John. You always pull everything together with these serials. Off to Mordor. I’ll try to catch up with you and the furry kids at lunch. Have a thriving Thursday!

      2. Thank you, Teagan. The story is like on 3X5 cards in my head so I can flip back when I need to. Also, my stories are pretty simple really. Yours are woven in an interesting and complex way. Your creative side needs a matrix so you can concentrate on the imaginative side of your writing which is a huge accomplishment. HUGS

  14. I’m glad we’ve hired someone to sort the details, John. Let me know what you find out. Smiles. Never was good with details.

    1. Ha ha ha. Okay, I will.

  15. Pretty astute Lawyer me thinks. With a P.I. involved in the background things are going to get interesting now!

    1. Thank, Deborah. I hope so. 😉

  16. I’m new to this story, John, but It sounds intriguing, and I look forward to the next post. Your writing is great, so real, and I love suspense and mystery, so…until next time. 🙂

    1. Yes, stay tuned. 😀

  17. I remember a reggae song I liked ‘There are more questions than answers’ You’ve managed so many twists and turns John it’s how I feel now.

    1. Yes. I didn’t get to the diary yesterday, so I must catch up today.

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