Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Lucy, Twiggy, and Bailey

“I tried to wake Lucy and Bailey but they told me to come back on Friday”

It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week Andrew made a surprise suggestion that he and Larry consult with the fortune-teller to see if they can discover additional suspects. Andrew seems to have bought into the fact that Gloria (Larry’s deceased wife) might be a good source of information. I see Larry and Andrew going into the fortune teller’s shop now. We need to go there.

 

“My goodness, Larry. You didn’t tell me the shop was on this side of town.”

“Would it have made a difference?”

“No, but I could have brought something to protect myself.”

“Hello? You are aware that detectives carry weapons, right?”

“Yes, of course. I am more comfortable handling my own defense methods.”

“You know, Andrew, sometimes you are a pain.”

“Been told that before, Larry.”

“Why look at the two handsome men who have ventured into my shop.”

“Hello, Ms. Lee.”

“Hi, Larry. Please call me Micki. Who is this handsome, senior statesman with you?”

“My name is Andrew, and I must say you have brightened an old man’s day.”

“You know that in China, mature men are revered for their knowledge.”

‘So, I’ve heard. Unfortunately, we are not in China.”

“In my shop, you might as well be,”

“Excuse me.”

“Yes, Larry?”

“If you two are quite finished with this whatever it is you are doing, I would like to reach Gloria.”

“Well, Andrew. Looks like the adult has arrived. I guess I had better get to work.”

“I did enjoy the interlude, Ms. Lee.”

“Maybe after I finish with old grumpy face here, you and I could step out for tea. Better yet, old grumpy face can step out, and I could show you my ancient Chinese art collection along with some tea.”

“I’m sure your collection is quite lovely.”

“I can see you know the right things to say, Andrew. Now follow me to my back room. You too, Larry.”

“Right behind you, Micki.”

“So, have a seat and let me see if Gloria is in the mood to talk. Close your eyes, Larry. Concentrate. Do you remember how we contacted Gloria last time?”

“Yes, I sang the G-L-O-R-I-A song. Should I do that again.”

“No. Just think of the song in your head. Gloria can hear it.”

“Even if it is in his head, he is still off-key.”

“Oh my God. Gloria is that you?”

“Yes, Larry. I’m here.”

“I’m going to cry again.”

“Please, Larry. You don’t need to do that. I’m fine.”

“He might be crying for himself, Gloria. He misses you so much.”

“I know that, Micki. It does make me sad though.”

“You two know I’m here, right?”

“Yes, Larry, dear. We know.”

47 comments

  1. And there’s Larry putting a stop to a budding romance. Boo, Larry! 😛

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    1. I know right? You are the only one to mention that fact. 😀

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      1. Do I win something? 😜

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      2. Yes. My respect.

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  2. Now that song is stuck in my head. That was a quick connection. Looks like Micki upgraded to broadband. I hope Gloria has something good to offer.

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    1. I think she will. Thanks, Dan

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  3. Thanks for the new song to stick in my mind all day, buddy!! eeek!

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    1. You are very welcome, GP. 😀

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  4. “Unfortunately, we are not in China.” Good one!
    Now I’m thinking of the Laura Branigan version of Gloria.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, John.

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    1. There you go Happy Thanksgiving to you Jill.

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  5. It certainly doesn’t take Gloria long to show up. I hope they get some good information. An entertaining installment, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😀

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      1. Happy Thanksgiving, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    This was a fun excursion. The lasting quality of “Gloria” is amazing. I can’t get the song out of my thoughts now. Have a wonderful (glorious) Thanksgiving, John. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  7. So is Andrew going to hang out here for a while?

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    1. Yup. He is part of the team.

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      1. I meant with Micki.

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      2. Oh that. I think Micki sees something in Andrew that she really likes. I think Andrew is flattered and can’t help himself. He is smitten. So who knows? Not withstanding Larry butting in, there may be something happening here. I think left alone the sparks would fly between these two. Thanks for the question.

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  8. Andrew and Micki are playing a song all their own, it seems.

    And I am amazed at how quickly Gloria came on the scene! If only my laptop worked that quickly . . .

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    1. I know right? She is at 100 Mbps downlod speed.

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      1. Did you get the license plate on that spirit? Buahahaha!

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  9. I really enjoyed the flirting between Andrew and Micki. Oh, but I feel badly for Larry. He misses Gloria so much. I hope she is able to provide some information that will at least help with the case. Glad to see Micki and Gloria back in the story again. They add a lot of color, especially Micki.

    Happy Thanksgiving, John!

    P.S…I’m on my Mac and can’t get the “like” button to work on any WP posts. Rest assured I always like Wednesday story time! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Mae. If you have Safari try clicking on Safari then “preferences.” You will see a menu that has “prevent cross tracking.” If that is checked, then uncheck it. This may solve your like problem

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      1. Thank you! I just unchecked it and have my fingers crossed. I’m still learning my way around Mac technology. Thank you so much for the tip!!!

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      2. Let’s hope it works.

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  10. Oh, I love this episode! Maybe Gloria will shed some more light on the dilemma Larry is facing. Looks Andrew and Micki may have just struck up a romance. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving, John!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Jan. I think you are right on all points. 😀

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  11. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I will be singing Gloria the rest of the day:) Maybe Andrew gets a date out of this? I love the interaction with the wife and fortune-teller!

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    1. He might get a date. Of course there is always Larry butting in.

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      1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

        Yes he is a downer in that department. Maybe his wife can help….

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  12. LOL… Twiggy’s expression is positively indignant.
    Akkk… John, you didn’t just leave us hanging, you left us hanging with a ghost — in China Town. What could possibly be a more precarious position for us? Never mind — don’t answer that, because I’m sure you would leave us in that spot next time. 😉 I do love this story.
    A very happy Thanksgiving to all of you there. I’m grateful to know you. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. The gratefulness is all mine. Hugs.

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  13. Gloria may be quick to appear but you are enjoying this slow torture of your readers!

    I shall be gracious enough to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving (again 😉 )

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    1. Thank you for the wish, Dale. Yes I do enjoy the torture. Moooohahahaha

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      1. You wretch! 😁

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  14. Gloria appeared right away. I think she must be eager to give Larry more information.

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    1. Yes. She is just waiting.

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  15. Poor Larry. But maybe Andrew and Micki?

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    1. Hmmmm. We will have to see.

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