Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Lucy and Twiggy

“Lucy, Lucy get up it’s Friday.”

“Twiggy, Twiggy. Hit snooze it’s only Wednesday.”

It is Wednesday Story Day and last week the IT guy, Paul delivered the file. Larry and Andrew are wholly convinced that the data is legitimate. Larry pretty much gave Paul the “bums rush,” and took charge of the files and copies of records. Andrew asked why so rude, and Larry explained he wanted to make sure Paul didn’t decide to do anything with the data that may corrupt them. So let’s head back to Larry’s office and pick up on what he and Andrew are thinking as a next step.

 

“What are you doing?”

“I’m reading my notes again.”

“What are they telling you.”

“Look here. See where I indicated that the heart tissue was reduced to almost a liquid?”

“Okay? Is that supposed to mean something to me?”

“No not to you. It does tell me that the strength of the force field was such that an ordinary medical device would not be powerful enough to cause that much pulverization to the heart.”

“Yeah so?”

“I think we are looking at a device that is more in the commercial world rather than the medical world.”

“I see what you are saying. This would mean that such a device might be a rare occurrence.”

“Exactly. As such we might be able to find it.”

“And find out who owns it.”

“Now my dear Dunfee you are exactly right.”

“Hey, Andrew?”

“Yes?”

“We are not a Watson-Homes partnership.”

“I know that. I was just trying to have a little fun.”

“So, do you know where to begin looking for this kind of machine?”

“I would say we need to find an industrial application that uses strong force fields.”

“Any idea?”

“I was thinking of the way they used to put chrome on bumpers of cars. They would have a liquid medium and use electrolysis to get the chrome to adhere to the steel bumper.”

“Bumpers? Is there still such a thing?”

“No, but there are some after marketplaces where you can have parts fabricated. There are also places that make wheels and other accessories.”

“That doesn’t sound like a force field to me.”

“It’s not, but I’m saying that the industrial process of chrome plating and building a lethal force field will not be too far apart.”

“So we have to hunt down every electroplating operation and then go see if a force field adaption is in place.”

“Well, I would say that’s the hard way.”

“What is easier?”

“You and I put out heads together and figure out something for which we would need a force field application and then run an ad asking for the service.”

“You think the guy that has such a field is going to respond?”

“Why not. It has been ten years. Besides whoever owns this thing probably didn’t kill Sandusky.”

“What makes you so sure.”

“Just a hunch. I’m not really sure. So I think we could use such a force field to clean up objects from a shipwreck.”

“We don’t have a shipwreck.”

“Gad, Larry. You need to use some imagination. We are going to advertise that we need a force field to clean up, let’s say an anchor. We don’t need to have an anchor to run the ad.”

“I think it is not a matter of imagination but common sense. Where do we run this ad?”

“I’m betting Sandusky was killed right here, so we stay local.”

“I still think we should go to the Yellow Pages and look them up.”

“Trust me. This will be easier. We can always do your method if this doesn’t work.”

“Okay, Andrew. We’ll try your way.”

“Great boss. I’ll get to work on the ad.”

45 comments

  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    I was looking forward to a Mulder and Scully discovery, and a fabrication force field might be close to that. One way or another, it’s beyond my experience. Fun read, John. And, I love the photo of Twiggy and Lucy. Have a great day. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen.I took that shot last night as they were playing.

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  2. Unless, of course, there is no force-field generating device to be found.
    As Hamlet pointed out to Horatio, there are more things in heaven and earth…

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    1. Yes. Concerning thought for sure. Thanks, Keith.

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  3. It’s a fun read John but I spend so much time hanging around waiting for the next installment that the police keep picking me up for kerb crawling.
    Hugs

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    1. Ha ha ha. This one cracked me up, David.

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  4. Do people still use the Yellow Pages? Nice installment John… love the photo, too!

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    1. I wonder about yellow pages as well.

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  5. I hope their scheme works, John. There’s usually a problem with schemes that seem too easy. The picture of the dogs was cute. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Yes. Easy always leads to trouble. Thanks Suzanne

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  6. Love the pic of ‘the twig’ and Lucy! AND, of course, thiis new installment! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Bill Ray. 😀

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  7. I see lots of research behind this “bumpers” post :)) or maybe knowledge 😱😱

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    1. No just research. Thinking of you and Daisey.

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      1. Thank you 🙂 & Daisy is going to have a surgery, not sure “when” yet, but soon. In Stockholm. Bcz here, in my city, they can’t/don’t wanna do it – they told me because they aren’t sure the dog will survive anesthesia bcz of bulldogs short nose 🤨😮

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      2. Yes, we are familar with the bulldog issues. You are right to go to Stockholm where the best doctors are found. Thank you for letting me know. 😀

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      3. We hope for the best 💙💙✌️ & thank you

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  8. Nice addition. Keep wondering if there will be a ghost or alien twist.

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    1. I think you can count on at least a ghost

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      1. Good to know. 😁

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  9. Great picture. Twiggy is just ready to roll.

    I hope the anchor story works to find the owner of the device. From there to the guy who used it should be one, two, six. Ah, but this is John’s story. Hmmm. Maybe… no, that wouldn’t work. How about…? Nope – I know. Sit tight until next week.

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    1. Yes. Sit tight and maybe there will be a development. (or a twist or a knockwerst.)

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  10. As I read this segment, John, it struck me that you must have done a ton of research to figure out what would disintegrate a heart from the inside. I’m impressed by your knowledge. Or, is this something you already knew? Inquiring minds want to know. I’ve never even imagined such an event. Very cool and I’m loving their dialogue and vastly different methods of investigation. AND, I absolutely adore Lucy and Twiggy. They are quite the pair. Twiggy is growing like crazy.

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    1. Twiggy is getting big for sure. No I didn’t know anything before I started this one. I actuelly do have to research mosy all of it. Thanks for your comments, Jan

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  11. I like how their thoughts differ on the best way to track down someone with a force field application., That should be an interesting ad!
    So great to see Twiggy and Lucy too. I’m with Lucy on hitting the snooze button until Friday!

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  12. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Great pic of Lucy and Twiggy:) I liked the reference to Holmes and Sherlock. Can’t wait to see where this theory goes.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😀

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  13. Force field application – this is getting good. Nice pic of the girls!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. 😀

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  14. A force field, hmmm. This is getting interestinger and interestinger. I’m thinking this story feels like a combination of Arthur Conan Doyle meets the X-Files!

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    1. I like that combo. Marc. Maybe I can pull it off.

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      1. You sure can! 😉

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  15. John…pardon my inner research geek, but you must have had a ton of fun researching this one. But then, my idea of fun is part of why I say I’m just wired wrong. 😉
    I can’t wait to see what their ad brings.
    Oh, and that pic of the girls is the most adorable ever.
    Now… cutting my break short to (bravely? knees knocking) go find out what the devil is making such a big, room shaking thumping boom, repeatedly in my office… Wish me luck. Hugs.

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    1. Good Luck. You have to report back what you find.

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      1. Copy paper…! Guy unloading cases of copy paper and managing to drop them so hard that halfway down the hall, my office shook. Copy paper… (shakes head) Two more days of this week to go.
        Hugs.

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      2. I used to haate that. Those guys did it all the time.

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  16. Mark of a good writer is the amount of research he puts into his work… and I’m thinking there is quite a bit here…
    Can’t wait to see where this goes!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dale. 😀

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  17. Still hanging on to every word, John — and no closer, I’m afraid, to figuring it all out!

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    1. That is okay. Leave it to me. 😀

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  18. This is a fascinating idea and scheme, and a good move forward. At least I think so. Lucy and Twiggy are adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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