Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

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It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week Frank Plano went back to Mrs. Murphy in an attempt to find out who was paying the bill for the defense of Lucas. He was armed with the information that Mrs. Murphy had received substantial deposits in her account. When presented with this information Mrs. Murphy told Frank to contact her lawyer. I think we fully expected Frank to hot foot it over to the lower Jason McDonnell. It looks like he is making one stop at the hospital. Yup, there he goes into Lucas’ room. We better get over there.

“Hi, Lucas. How are you feeling?”
“Much better Mr. Plano. Thanks for asking. Didn’t expect a visitor today.”
“Well, I wanted to check on you and ask you something.”
“It looks like I’m getting out of here soon, so I’m feeling pretty good about that.”
“Where are you going to stay when you get released?”
“Mrs. Murphy offered me a room, but I’m not sure about that. My sister thinks she will stay with me at my place.”
“That sounds like a good idea.”
“Yeah except for the fact it’s my sister.”
“Ha ha ha. I know how that can be.”
“You have a sister?”
“No, I just could not imagine having a sister as a roommate.”
“So what is it you wanted to ask?”
“Where is your sister now?”
“I think she is at my place getting it ready.”
“Do you have her phone number?”
“I don’t have my phone here in the hospital. I never did memorize her number. You need to talk to her?”
“I do.”
“What about?”
“I just need to clear up some little details about her and Jason McDonnell.”
“Details? What kind of details?”
“Nothing important. I just want to ask her when she first met Jason.”
“I can tell you that.”
“Oh yes? When?”
“While she was visiting me here. I introduced them.”
“Ah. I see. Okay then. Well, no need to talk to her then.”
“You want me to have her call you?”
“Come to think about it, yeah, maybe it would be good to have her tell me what you just said. You know first-hand rather than second. But no hurry. Here’s my card. Take care of yourself, Lucas.”
“I will, Mr. Plano. You as well.”
“Thanks. Oh, and you can call me Frank.”


  1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Interesting he thinks its a better idea to stay with sister over Mrs. Murphy. And the question of when they met….much more to think about:)

    1. Much more for sure. Thanks, Denise.

  2. So Frank Piano thinks Jason’s sister is paying for the defence. I suppose nothing could be more natural. I wonder if that means then that she’s come into her half of the inheritance yet has Jason come into his half yet?

    1. Jason has his. The sister hasn’t had time to get hers yet. That is all I’m going to say. Thanks, David.

  3. Almost forgot about the sister. Can only imagine the wrinkle she’s going to throw into this mix.

    1. Yes we have to remember the sister. Thanks, Charles.

  4. Hmmm. The sister. You don’t suppose…
    Nah, can’t be.

    1. Nah, it can’t be. 😀

  5. I need more coffee to figure this one out. 🤷‍♀️

    1. Yes. Get another cup (or two). Thanks, Jill

  6. Like Jill, caffeine might help me figure this out – and I haven’t had any yet.

    1. Aw. You need a jug full. Thanks, Teri.

  7. And now the suspicion shifts back to the sister. I feel like I’m riding on a pendulum, LOL,
    You are devious, John. Utterly devious. 🙂

    1. Well the sister must be considered a suspect as is Lucas, the sheriff, Mrs. Murphy, Alice, Jason, Frank, you and me. The only ones we can leave out are the parents.

      1. Like I said…devious!!

      2. Ha ha ha. Thank you, Mae

      3. Erm… are you *sure* you can leave out the parents, John? 😉 Now that would be a twist…

      4. Ha haha. But would you believe it? NO!

  8. The sister . . .

    We leave our regularly scheduled conclusions and are asked to follow this latest twist, and please mind that turn up ahead, it’s a doozie


    1. Yes. Here boy go fetch. 😀

  9. It sounds like a conspiracy is suspected. I look forward to finding out. I like the “cool” sheep up top. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. The sheep made me laugh for sure. Thanks, Suzanne.

  10. Jason McDonnell is looking rather shady to me. 🙂 And who the heck knows about the sister. Loved the sheep!!

    1. I’ve wondered abut the sister from the beginning. Thanks, Jan.

  11. And the plot thickens once more! Loving it, John!

    1. Slow simmer. Thanks, John

  12. Ughhhhhh, the sister. This is quite the little web of nut-jobs you’re working with, John. I’m beginning to this we need to put them all in a cage and see who survives.

    So now the question is how dumb, or how smart and crafty is Lucas. Wait, isn’t that where we started?

    1. Yes. we started there several years ago (it seems) 😀 Thanks, Dan

    2. Look out, Dan. I think you’ve just given him his next serial with the cage thing. 😉

      1. Ha ha – I hope not 🙁

  13. Lucas sure has a way with people… Even the detective is responding to his charm. (Apparently anyhow.) If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s never trust a man that everybody likes. Horsefeathers… just when I was beginning to like Lucas. My brain is twisted up in so many knots… Well done, John.
    Oh, and I loved the sheep. They’re stylin’ and look like maybe they’ll go courting the Thistledown powder-puff sheep. 😉 Great big hug.

    1. The sheep were cool, weren’t they? Thanks, Teagan

  14. Hmm, this is becoming more and more a puzzle! I love NOT knowing yet where this one’s going — makes for a good read, John.

    1. Thank you, Debbie.

  15. I knew it was the low-life sister! But why Lucas wants her to stay with him in his apartment… wait! He is planning something!! Will Mr. Nice Lucas have it out with her, or worse? And we still haven’t gotten to Jason yet. These cliffhangers are giving me gray hairs, John. Isn’t that wonderful?

    1. Ha ha ha. I have a mission to see your hair snow white, Jennie. Thanks for the compliment. 🙂

      1. That is really funny, John. Your cliffhangers just might do the job. 🙂

  16. My finger points at the sister. Dare I? Haha.

    1. Sure. go ahead. (I don’t think it will do you any good though.)

  17. Excellent course you’re plotting for us, good sir.

    1. Thank you, Hook.

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