Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

 

“Say what you want. I’m waiting right here for Friday.”

It is Wednesday Story Day time again and last week Larry and Andrew made a decision to see if they can get Louis to open up and perhaps confess to offing Sandusky. They also reminded themselves (or maybe Gloria stepped in) to look for other motives and not just focus on the possibility of Louis getting greedy. So let’s get back to the police station and go with Larry into the interrogation room.

“So, Louis. How are you feeling today?”

“Other than being held here against my will, I feel great.”

“You can leave anytime, Louis. Can I get you a cup of coffee?”

“No thanks. That crankcase oil you cops call coffee is not to my taste.”

“Water then.”

“No, sir. I don’t want anything from you.”

“You sound a little resentful, Louis.”

“I think the word is pissed, detective.”

“Why so, Louis?”

“You haul me down to this station and make like I have something to hide. I told you everything I know about Sandusky and it is like you don’t believe me.”

“Why is that important?”

“You have to be kidding me. You are the police. You can arrest me anytime for anything.”

“That’s not true Louis. We need to have probable cause to arrest you.”

“And?”

“We have nothing on you except you invented a procedure that killed a man. Might be a stretch but I think I could make a case for involuntary manslaughter.”

“So, charge me then.”

“I really don’t want to take taxpayer time and money chasing a charge that some fancy lawyer could convince a judge to give you community service as a sentence. I would rather get some information from you to find the real killer. You can afford a fancy lawyer, right?”

“I don’t have any money for a lawyer. What kind of information are you looking for anyway?”

“I want to know who would want Sandusky dead?”

“Oh, is that all. You have a Boston phone directory?”

“Um yeah.”

“Open any page and there are probably three or four on that page who would want Sandusky dead.”

“You know I’m not one who likes games much.”

“I’m just trying to say there are a whole lot of people who are better off as a result of Sandusky’s death.”

“You kill him?”

“Hell no.”

“Know who did?”

“I have a couple of suspicions, yes.”

“Talk to me.”

“What do I get out of fingering some possibilities?”

“I’ll forget about the manslaughter charge if I can bring a murder one against someone else.”

“In writing?”

“Hell no.”

“I guess I’ll have to trust you then.”

“I guess so.”

“I’ll have that coffee now.”

45 comments

  1. There we go, a bit of give and take works wonders.
    Hugs

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    1. Yes it does, David. Thank you.

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  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    This story gets more interesting each week. I’m looking forward to reading about Louis’ suspicions. He must have some good leads if he’s going to have a cup of coffee. PS…I love the photo of Twiggy. 🙂

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    1. I suspect he does. Thanks, Gwen.

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  3. My curiosity is well and truly piqued, John. That there are, allegedly, so many people who could benefit from Sandusky’s absence from the planet leaves the field wide open for suspects. Good one.

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    1. And the strange way in which he died leaves much to wonder. Thanks, Keith.

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  4. Just don’t let the guys lose their heads over this…..

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  5. I’m dying to know what Louis is really thinking. Aw…Twiggy! ❤

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    1. I think I woud like to know too, Jill. Let’s both be surprised. 🙂

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      1. You control the pen, so…okay! 🙂

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      2. I think the characters control the pen.

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  6. I get the distinct feeling that poor Sandusky was not really liked too much! We’re close! I can feel it.♥

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  7. Police always seem to have terrible coffee. Wonder where that whole thing started.

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    1. I picture a Bunn pot sitting on the warmer for a couple of hours. Turns to shale oil

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      1. I’m not a coffee drinker, but that sounds disgusting.

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  8. This is an interesting turn, John. I guess our dead guy isn’t being missed by too many people. Still, one has to wonder why he was killed the way he was. I’ll try not to get ahead of the story (since that never works).

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    1. Oh I don’t know. Sometimes there are wild guesses that are dead on. Thanks, Dan

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  9. Boss,

    Man! Just like that . . . manslaughter on the table. If I were Louis, I’d tell them to hold the sugar . . .

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Marc.

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  10. He seems like a trusting soul.

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  11. It seems we’re getting really close to the solution of the crime. A good installment, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Not sure, Suzanne.

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  12. I’m interested in learning more about Sandusky and why so many people are better off with him gone. I have a feeling we may in for juicy details in the next installment.
    Good one as always, John!

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    1. I hope you are right, Mae.

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  13. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’d want it in writing. At least he is going to cooperate, but giving in to crankcase oil…lol

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  14. Yep. Even crankcase oil coffee is better than no coffee at all. 🙂 I think they may be heading in the right direction with this guy!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I do too.

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  15. Well… coffee does tend to get things moving. But in this case will it also be a truth serum? Only Gloria knows for sure. 🙂
    Twiggy looks quite glamorous today, John. Happy Halloween hugs! 🎃

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. We wll see how the coffee works on the tongue

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  16. I think he’d better get a fancy lawyer! The cops might not have any reason to detain him right now, but the more talking he does, the better the likelihood they’ll find something.

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    1. So true, Debbie

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  17. I like your use of dialog to set the scene and tell a story. Nice work, John.

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    1. Thank you, Don.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  18. So lots of people wanted to see Sandusky dead – hmmmm.

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    1. It Appears that way, Teri. 😀

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  19. I didn’t think Louis was going to cooperate, now the possibilities are very intriguing. I wonder if Gloria will help in any way…

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    1. She is always there. Louis may have a lot to say.

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      1. And I have to wait till Wednesday…🙂

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