Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

Hump Day


It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we witnessed Harriet and Alice in a bit of panic over the information Frank Plano had to offer about them being seen in Kenosha. What was especially troubling to them was the possibility that Frank knew they were frequent visitors to the Severides. Harriet made the suggestion that Alice call Frank and see if he has filed his report. If not, she reasoned that they could do something to silence him. I see Alice is on the phone, so let’s get over there.

“So, Mr. Plano you are still open to getting our side of the story? Oh I know I was rude, and I apologize. Well, Harriet and I are at her house. You can come over, and we will speak openly. Yes, we will tell you what we know. You can be the judge as to the relevance of the information. Okay then. We will see you shortly. Goodbye Mr. Plano.”
“What did he say?”
“He has not completed his report.”
“Is he coming over?”
“Yes. I thought you would know that from my side of the conversation.”
“Just checking. What are we going to tell him?”
“I think we ought to let him know we visited the Severides.”
“You crazy? What excuse could we possibly have to be visiting the Severides.”
“I’m sure he knows they were major drug dealers.”
“Yeah, so you gonna confess your habit to him?”
“What’s the big deal? So I used to pop heron. So what.”
“How about the coke? You were arrested for possession.”
“And where did that lead? Seth killed those charges. You think just because I tell a private eye I used to do drugs, I’m going to get arrested?”
“You still using?”
“You know I’m not.”
“I see your point then.”
“So, what do we have to lose? Let’s just come clean. We bought drugs from the Severides. Yes, we were there the night they were killed. We didn’t do anything and have nothing to hide.”
“What about that blood spurt when you shot up.”
“What do you mean?”
“You pulled the needle out too quickly, and your blood fell on the floor.”
“I wiped that up.”
“You ever see CSI? You can’t just wipe up blood. If the lab guys go in there for more testing, they will find your blood. How do you explain that?”
“Let me think.”
“Oh oh. Frank’s at the front door.”
“Let me think Harriet. I’ll just say I cut myself.”
“With a large knife as you were killing the Severides?”
“Very funny, Harriet. Let Frank in. I’ll think of something.”


  1. These ladies are more controversial than we first thought, John. Wow, they have a lot to hide. I fear a bit for Frank’s welfare. Cute picture of the cat and dog up top. (I had some trouble finding this page from my email. It said, “Page Not Found”).

    1. Page not found was because of an accidental publish yesterday. Sorry about that. 😀

  2. What a pair they’re turning out to be.
    I can’t get out of my mind the picture of Harriet popping heron. Mind you, they do have rather sharp beaks!

  3. Oh no, popping heroin isn’t a big deal at all…yeah right. Love the picture!

    1. Thank you, Jill. 😀

  4. Oh boy, Harriette and Alice will have to come clean. They’ll ever talk their way out. Who would have guessed Harriette used drugs? I think Frank’s too smart for the ladies. I can’t wait read what happens!!

    1. For some reason, this ended up in SPAM.

  5. The ladies will never talk their way out of this one. Frank’s too smart. And Harriette, what were you thinking?? Can’t wait to read what happens!!

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      1. You’re welcome, John.

  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great picture for Humpday. As for the story, the suspense is building – drugs, unsolved murders, and two conniving women. I suspect there are still surprises ahead. 🙂

    1. Just a few. Thanks, Gwen

  7. I’m sure they’ll think of something.

  8. Oooh… so the Severides were drug dealers. No wonder they could afford so much life insurance. But now I’m wondering even more about the suddenly reappearing sister.
    I’m glad I kept to myself the idea that maybe Lucas was the son of one of the cougars.
    Thanks for another delightful lunchtime distraction from Mordor, John. Huge hugs.

    1. Son of cougars would have been a terrific plot point. Maybe next time. Hugs, Teagan

      1. It doesn’t compare with the druggy old ladies, John. You’re the master. 🙂

      2. Ha ha ha.. Thanks Teagan. 😀

  9. Wow! The visual of these two granny ladies shooting heroine is just over the top! Great segment, John. The plot twists are beginning to look like a pretzel. 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. “Pass me the spoon and a macaroon.”

  10. OK ladies, Step-1: establish the story. Step-2: invite the Private Eye over- or just wing it, what have you got to lose?

    This gets more and more twisted as we go, John. Lucas is re-emerging as my favorite, and these ladies are looking less and less good. Still, I don’t think they killed anybody, but…

    1. I think I will have to call up Lucas and see if he is available. Thanks, Dan

  11. I would have never guessed, John. But still so much ahead and how quickly things change.

    1. Yes. Quick moves, Audrey.

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