Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

Hump Day

It is Wednesday Story Day, again and last week we witnessed Seth Gibson the sheriff once again outmaneuvered by Jason McDonnell, the lawyer. It looks like this occurrence will happen time and time again. It is clear Seth has an ax to grind with Lucas. As many folks have said, it is a good thing Lucas has a lawyer. It is time to go back to Harriet’s house since I see Frank Plano the private eye is getting ready to leave.
“So you would be willing to testify that you saw Set Gibson go into the Severides house after you left.”
“ I already said I would, Mr. Plano.”
“I know I’m just verifying is all.”
“I understand.”
“Mrs. Murphy.”
“Yes, Mr.Plano.”
“Are you willing to yes tiny as well?”
“Of course I am.”
“The part about the blood from Mrs. Weston’s heroine injection.”
“What about it?”
“You will testify that the blood trace found at the Severides which belongs to Mrs. Weston was a sloppy injection?”
“Well, sloppy is made a bit harsh, but yes. When the needle came out of her vein, the blood spurted to the floor.”
“And she was beginning to nod off after cleaning it up?”
“You then left and went to your car.”
“Did you also see Seth Gibson enter the Severide house?”
“Well, I was worried about Alice. I didn’t exactly see the sheriff enter the house.”
“Did Mrs. Weston tell you he entered?”
“She said something like, ‘There goes the sheriff into the Severide’s house.’ When I looked up, he was gone inside.”
“Hmm. So Mrs. Weston was the only one who actually saw the sheriff go in.”
“Excuse me, Mr. Plano, but I’m right here.”
“I know Mrs. Weston, but I’m interested in Mrs. Murphy’s observations.”
“Okay, then I’ll shut up.”
“Thank you. Now, Mrs. Murphy.”
“Yes, Mr. Plano.”
“How long after Mrs. Weston saw the sheriff go into the house did she nod off?”
“Excuse me?”
“You both said that Mrs. Weston was starting to nod off at the house and so you decided to leave. All I’m asking is how long after she saw the sheriff did she go to sleep?”
“I didn’t have a stopwatch, Mr. Plano. Besides what difference does it make?”
“If Mrs. Weston saw the sheriff enter the house and she says she was awake, I think it is important to determine if, in fact, that is the case.”
“I think we are through here, Mr. Plano. Let me show you to the door.”
“Yes, Mrs. Murphy I think I have what I came for. Thanks for the coffee.”
“Good day Mr. Plano.”


  1. Masterful levels of confusion here, John. I currently suspect everyone!

    1. Me too. Thanks, Keith.

  2. I’m steering clear of Mr Piano and Mr McDonnell in case my brain is twisted any more and I end up confessing. ( I didn’t do it by the way).

    1. So you say, David. Where were you on the night of the murder? Don’t let this bright light bother you, just tell us the truth.

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Hmm, the suspense mounts. Hump day is becoming my favorite blog-reading Whodunit day! 😀

    1. Thanks, Gwen. I’m enjoying the mystery as well. 😀

  4. That ended up turning into a mess. Glad Plano could make sense of it.

    1. Yeah , he’s got it. Thanks, Charles.

  5. Wednesday morning Hump Day and coffee is a fave. The suspense is building!

    1. Yes it is. I’m now wondering about this Plano guy.

      1. Interesting thought. Big hmmm…

  6. I think the line of neurons and synapses devoted to this story are now firmly knotted into a jelly-like blob in my brain, John. I was ready for anything today. Anything. Anything but this! If I pull this seat belt any tighter, I won’t be able to feel my legs.

    All these pesky details 😦

    1. I know right? These pesky details are what keep me up at night. Thanks, Dan. Wait! What was the noise? 😀

  7. I’m relieved your brain works this way, so that there are people in the world who can solve and create a mystery. I’ve blamed everyone. It’s official.

    1. Ha ha ha. So noted. Thanks, Audrey

  8. A veritable mystery free-for-all… everyone’s a suspect. I’ll bet the lawyer did it!

    1. Ha haha. Good guess.

  9. Hmm, helpful, but not too helpful. Looking forward to the next installment.

  10. Good Lord! I think these two old gals need a lawyer instead of Lucas. 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jan. You may be right.

  11. I agree with Jan. I think these women are up to their ears in trouble!

    1. I’ll have to agree it looks that way doesn’t it?

  12. These gals are looking for trouble, and they’re about to find it.

    Great twists and turns, Boss.

    1. Thanks, Marc. I have to keep trying.

      1. You’re golden Boss. Golden.

  13. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Hmmm….well that is an unreliable witness and another twist:)

    1. Yup. High on heroin is not a reliability builder.

  14. LOL, John it’s a great episode, but you are in rare form with the comments! 😀 If you’re wondering about this Plano guy, then I surely am too. And OMG! What noise? I heard it too!
    Hmmm…. can’t stop wondering what Plano is up to… or if he’s just that good at anticipating a DA’s questions… Hmmm…
    Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs.

    1. It is all so confusing, Teagan. I need to lay down. 😀

  15. Just when I thought I might be able to piece this puzzle together, you go and throw a wrench into the works — well done! Keep us guessing!!

    1. I have a whole box of wrenches here. Thanks, Debbie.

  16. I’m with Jan and Mae – something still isn’t right with these women.

    1. Given the fact one was a heroine addict, I’m agreeing with you. 😀

  17. What Mrs. Weston saw seems a bit in question at this point. It seems to be a sore point with the ladies. A good installment, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thank you , Suzanne. 😀

  18. Bummer I think Mrs. Weston is going to have a credibility problem. The twists just keep on coming!

    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Deborah

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