Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Twiggy and Lucy

“Do we need to get up, Lucy?”
“Let’s wait until the alarm goes off. I set it for Friday, Little One.”

 

It is Wednesday Story Time again, and last week we were stunned to witness Larry and Andrew being attacked by unknown subjects in a black SUV. We know Larry was hit by flying bullets and he and Andrew are attempting to slide down a berm to reach the access road below the freeway. We should get back to see how they faired.

 

“My gosh, you did it, Larry. Not sure the tires aren’t flat, but you got us on the access road.”

“I think the car is fine. Look back there and see if those guys are following us.”

“They would be crazy to take that slide. I don’t see them. Larry, you are bleeding.”

“Yeah, let’s pull over here and take a look.”

“Good idea. Let me get my kit too.”

“Your kit? You carry medical stuff?”

“I never leave home without my medical kit. You never know when it will be needed. Like now. Am I right?”

“I would have laughed at you, but now am quite impressed.”

“Let me see. Oh yeah, you have a nasty cut on your arm. I’ll be right back. Pop the trunk.”

“Should I hold the wound.”

“No. I’ll be right there. Leave it alone.”

“I’m not feeling so good.”

“Yeah, a bit of a shock getting shot.”

“Nice poem.”

“Huh? At least you still have your sense of humor. Get out of the car and come around to the passenger side.”

“Okay boss.”

“Now lay down and put your feet up on the door jam.”

“What’s this supposed to do.”

“You are a little shocky. You look pale, and your skin is clammy. Raising your feet will get the blood back in your head.”

“It does feel good to lay down.”

“Let me see. Hmmm.”

“What’s hummm?”

“I’m going to put some gauze with triple antibiotic on the wound.”

“How does it look.”

“Not bad. In fact, you were lucky. A few stitches and you’ll be good as new. You were grazed. I don’t see a hole. Just a big assed cut.”

“How about the bleeding?”

“You have great clotting factors. It is almost stopped.”

“Ruined my pants.”

“The least of your worries. Also, I think we better get out of here. If I remember right, there is an exit a couple of miles up the highway. Those guys could take it, turn around and head this way.”

“Okay. Let me up.”

“You want me to drive?”

“Might be a good idea.”

“Get in the car. Let’s check the GPS to find the nearest hospital.”

“Alright, you do the driving. I’ll do the navigation.”

“Fair enough. Oh, oh.”

“Oh, oh, what?”

“Look, what’s coming like a freight train straight for us.”

“It’s those guys again.”

“We are not going to outrun them this time.”

“We are not running. Time for a stand.”

“What are you going to do?”

“You forget, I am a peace officer. I have a piece that I want to share with them. Now get out of the car and go lay in that ditch.”

“I’m not leaving you.”

“Damnit, Andrew. Do as I say.”

“Going.”

“Run and dive.”

“That door isn’t going to protect you much.”

“No, but it sure holds my gun steady now get down.”

“You are going to shoot at those guys?”

“I have the advantage. The driver has to keep control of the car. The other guy has to aim out of the door. Watch when they get just a little closer.”

“I can’t hear you, Larry.”

“Good Andrew. Now five seconds more. Four…three…two…How do you like these apples you sons – a – bitches?”

 

 

 

70 comments

  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Good writing, John. I was intrigued by how you developed this episode and now anxiously await the next installment. The contrast between the pups and the story makes me smile. Very sweet.

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    1. The pups are there for Hump Day relief. The story not so much. Thank you, Gwen.

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  2. Eek! Talk about a cliff-hanger…nice, John. Happy birthday! Enjoy your special day.

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wish, Jill. 😁Glad you enjoyed today’s episode.

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  3. The action keeps getting ramped up. Looking forward to next week.

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    1. Thanks Charles.

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  4. Go, Larry! Wow, are you packing high octane into this story now. What another great section with a nail-biter ending. Can’t wait for more!!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. An old German author that I talked to used the symphony as a writing guide. He talked about “rising” action and then a lull then more rising action then the finalie. Let’s see how it works.

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      1. That’s a good plan. I like it 🙂

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      2. *baton tapping on the music stand.

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      3. You remind me of a man I work with. He always has a great comeback 🙂

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      4. Ha haha. I’ll bet he’s a pain.

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  5. Yes – take that! Good job Larry. OK, Andrew gets credit for having a medical kit and some smarts, but Larry rocks this episode. In fact, for a minute, you took my mind off all the stuff we still don’t know. I guess we can add the “fate of the bad guys” to that list. I hope Larry was a good shot.

    Great episode, John!

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    1. Larry knows what he is doing for sure. Thanks, Dan

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  6. Wow, great visuals using only dialog.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. Trying to work in visuals with just talk. Makes me happy when it works. 😁

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  7. Nice action happening here, John. Must be the excitement of being your birthday today 😉
    I’m liking Larry’s attitude and look at that Andrew, so very well prepared!
    Now..Aim for the tires first, Larry!!

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    1. I think he is going for the driver side of the windshielf first. Thank you Dale.

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      1. Just like in the cop shows. And I always tell at the TV. Hit the tires! They’ll lose control! Then you have more chance of catching them…my humble opinion, of course

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      2. The problem is the delay with the new tires. Most have a puncture resistent profile. Couple of shits at the drive and even if there is not hit he will be trying to avoid the bullets and maybe swerve out of control.

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      3. Damnation! Didn’t think of that! That’s why you are writing this story…😊

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      4. I know!
        I bow to the master!

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      5. “It is not seemly my lady. You bowing to me.” (Inspired by Man of La Manchia)

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      6. 🙂
        Then I shall curtsey

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  8. You had me from the photo, John — well done! Love how you’ve managed to paint this scene with so few words, yet I feel almost like I was there. Happy Birthday, my friend — hope it’s the start of a wonderful year!

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wish Debbie. 😊

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  9. Whoa Sheriff . . and away we go!

    This scene has me feeling Elmore Leonard with a Roy Scheider “Show me your great whites” ending. I dig how it flowed, ebbed and then exploded into a showdown somewhere north of the posted speed limit.

    I hope Larry’s been diligent in his target practice.

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    1. Let’s also hope he gave the Glock a full magaine before heading out of the airport. Thanks Marc

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      1. And oh by the way . . . HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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      2. Thank you Marc.

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  10. Just knew those guys wouldn’t give up so easily. Lucy and Twiggy have the right idea about nap time.

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    1. I know right? They are olympic champs of napping.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Glad they survived the trip down the hill. Can’t wait to see how the stand against them goes! This is one blog I will take a peek at on vacation:) Happy birthday, John!

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    1. Thank you Denise. Glad you liked it.😁

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  12. 😱 tense! I’m going to have to look back for the other parts now!

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    1. Naw. Just go forward. Thanks, Steve

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  13. The action, tension, and conflict is ramping up! Way to go, John! Can’t wait for next week.

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    1. Thank you, Jan 😁

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  14. Woah, John! You brought us right into this one. I was really there with Larry and Andrew. Now I feel that bigger vehicle bearing down on them, dust and gravel flying. Bushwa! What a place to leave us. LOL.
    This episode is a gift.
    Yet it’s your birthday. So I hope the day is special for you in all the best ways.
    Happy birthday and many happy returns. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wish, Teagan. 😊

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  15. Happy Birthday, John! I love the touch of the wounded character bemoaning his ruined pants; it’s such a normal reaction.

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wish, Rob. Glad you like the story.

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      1. John, I wanted to reblog that post but the danged button is gone. Just to let you know.

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      2. Yeah does happen. Thanks Rob

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      3. I’m getting ready to put on my geek hat and run an inspection of my blog. I really shouldn’t assume I haven’t screwed something up.

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      4. It is usually at the sending end. (I’m just saying)

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      5. I’m having a dense moment, John. Do you mean the happiness crew? Today I put on my geek hat and went to look at settings and stayed to redecorate.

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      6. H aha ha. Good for you

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  16. Wow that flying bullet, good thing Andrew has a medical kit. That reminds me that we should do the same. Nice episode.

    Happy birthday to you, John.

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wish, Miriam.

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      1. You’re welcome… and many more… John.

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  17. Great ongoing adventure. Why do I think Larry and Andrew aren’t gonna have a car for the rest of their journey. Happy Birthday, John!

    Jay
    http://bondingfyre.com/

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    1. Ha ha ha. You may be right Jay. Thanks

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  18. Those babies are lucky to not be having adventures like their creative dad (in his head). Haha

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    1. Ha haha.You mean theey don’t really talk. Darn. 😁

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      1. 🤣🤣🤣

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  19. Wow! That’s a great cliffhanger, John. More 007 stuff. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suanne. 😊

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  20. Reblogged this on Loleta Abi.

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    1. Thank you, Traci

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  21. I love that apples line, John.
    #PureBrilliance

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    1. Thank you, Hook. Old neighborhood saying.

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  22. This is so good!! Way to go, Larry. Can’t wait to see where this goes, John.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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