Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

 

“Wednesday just isn’t the day for playing catch, Lucy.”
“Yeah, Little One. Let’s wait till Friday.”

 

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we were surprised to know that Christine has a judge friend who just might be able to issue a warrant or two to help our guys get some answers. Primarily they would like to know if Janice (Alexis’ wife) was in the Hyatt Hotel the night he was killed. You see she told Larry and Andrew that she wasn’t there, but Christine swears she was. Christine says Alexis told her so but has no proof. A warrant from a local judge would force the hotel to give up their records. Christine stepped out to make a call to the judge. Most of us are a little leery when Christine steps out. I guess we are still nervous about the attempted hit on our boys. I see Christine is coming back so let’s get over there to see what she has to say.

 

“Well, boys it’s all set. All you have to do is go to the judge’s house and pick up the warrant.”

“He’s even going to fill it out.”

“Oh, yes. The judge will do almost anything I say. He has this big fear of exposure.”

“Exposure?”

“Yeah. He’s one of those powerful guys that thinks he can do anything he wants. Well, the stuff he wants to do, you wouldn’t want to read about it in the papers.”

“I don’t want to know.”

“Don’t worry, Larry. The judge’s secrets are safe with me. You see if the information got out, his wife would take a hike, and the community would shun him. What good would he be to me in that scenario?”

“I’m thinking none.”

“Right. So, I keep the secrets, and the Judge keeps me. Everyone stays happy. Hey, you guys want another drink?”

“No, thank you. We should be heading over to the Judge’s house.”

“Suit yourself. You want to leave Andrew here with me?”

“No, I think he needs to come with me.”

“Okay, then. You boys have fun. If you need anything else, just let me know.”

“We can let ourselves out. Come on, Andrew. Let’s just walk out the front door before you comment.”

“Okay, we are out here, Larry. What kind of crap is going on here? This woman is blackmailing a judge, and you are getting yourself involved.”

“Relax Andrew. All we are going to do is get a legal warrant and go ask the hotel for their records.”

“Larry. That woman obviously has something on the judge, and I can’t imagine that it is anything legal.”

“Let me worry about this, Andrew. We are just getting a warrant is all. The rest of it is none of our business. Get in the car.”

“That woman is lucky; she doesn’t get herself killed.”

“How so?”

“If she can ruin a judge with the information she has. How long before the judge gets tired of playing her game?”

“Come on, Andrew. This is not a soap opera. People don’t go around killing folks just to keep them quiet.”

“Mark my words, Larry. She’s headed for trouble. That’s all I’m saying”

“Okay I hear you, Andrew but what can we do about it?”

“Forget the warrant and go back to Boston.”

“And let Alexis’ killers go free?”

“Well, there is that I suppose.”

“You should have had another drink with Christine.”

“I felt like a fly who just dropped into the spider’s nest. No thanks. I’ll take my liquor in freedom, thank you.”

“Okay, then. Can we now go to the judge?”

“Drive on.”

53 comments

  1. With the news of certain people in custody who commit suicide and other unsettling stories, I much prefer reading your entertaining work.

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    1. What a great comment, Ronnie. This blog if for the superfluous side of life. (There is too much nasty out there for me.) Thank you.

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      1. What a great tagline: “This blog is for the superfluous side of life”!

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      2. Maybe I’ll stick it up there. Thanks, Liz.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    “I feel like a fly who just dropped into the spider’s nest” – great line, John. It captures the mess, and makes a reader wonder “what could be next?” Scary! 🙂

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    1. I have a feeling bullets are going to fly. But that’s just me. Thanks, Gwen

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  3. Sometimes you just have to walk away.

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    1. So true, Charles. ​I think Larry gets that. Not sure about Andrew.

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  4. Hum…a judge who plays games…could be interesting. Drinks for all!

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    1. I’ll drink to that.

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  5. “You want to leave Andrew here with me?”

    I think it was a good idea to move on. The next steps seem clear and safe enough, but if they end up confronting Janice, I’m not sure I want to be there. Janice or Cotez, there doesn’t seem to be an easy way out.

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    1. We haven’t heard from Cortez in quite a while. I wonder if he’s back from his trip to the Baja?

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  6. Ah, you’ve forgotten Hymie! He’s around, you know! Just saying! ♥

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    1. Who could forget Hymie? 😁

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  7. Christine is really a piece of work. I like the comparison of the fly in the spider’s nest. In this case, maybe it should have been a black widow! I have a feeling that warrant (or Christine) is going to come back to haunt them.

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    1. I think you are right, Mae. These two guys remind me of Laural​ and Hardy

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  8. Boss,

    I think Andrew is very lucky to have Larry as his sidekick on this road trip. That second drink she was offering up? No bueno.

    Off to see the Judge. I hope they call him ahead of time so he can sweep all his messes under the rug before they arrive. 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good idea, Marc. Who knows what the judge is up to.

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    2. It’s always the second drink that gets you.

      I have an idea what the judge is up to . . . some kind of idea anyways.

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      1. Want to share with the class, Marco?

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      2. As a matter of fact . . . no. I’ll just take the zero. And I’m plenty fine with staying after school, since, yanno . . I’m still sobering up.

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      3. Hahaha.Love it. 😆

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  9. I like that Andrew is not as clueless as he sometimes comes off as. Even if Larry told him to stay, methinks he would have hightailed it out of there.
    Great line that spider one 😉
    Now… how are things gonna go over at the Judge’s…

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  10. I’m with Andrew on this one. I suspect Christine won’t be with us much longer.

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    1. I can hear the bugle playing taps right now.

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  11. Great lines in this bit, and some smoldering intrigue too. I’ll be back next week.

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    1. Oh good. Thanks, Craig

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’m a little nervous she tried to spilit them up.

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    1. Yeah, that wasn’t good. I could see her blackmailing old Andrew. Thanks, Denise.

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      1. Where is your gravatar?

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  13. She is definitely a piece of work playing a dangerous game. And, she wanted Andrew to stay. 🙂 I think she’d have stood a better chance of winning the lottery. Now on to the judge’s house!

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    1. I don’t know. Old Andrew seems like he is game for anything. Remember he and Micky Lee having “tea” together. Thanks, Jan

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  14. Here’s just one of my favorite lines from this post — “I’ll take my liquor in freedom, thank you.” The suspense is building nicely, and I can’t help feeling disappointed when each segment ends, forcing me to wait a whole week for the next installment. That means you’re on a roll, John!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I’m glad you are enjoying the story.

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  15. Great story … but may I go off topic for a moment? Too bad. I’m gonna do so anyway.

    I want to thank you for a particular review that you recently put up on Amazon. I’d go into more detail; however, I’d rather not do it in public. Meet me out behind the barn after vespers and I’ll fill you in.

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    1. No need to thank me. The story was terrific. I actually hated to get to the end of the book. I was delighted how it turned out. Your 18 months of work is well worth it. O thought that barn burned down in 03.

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  16. A good twist there with her come-on to Andrew. I don’t think she was trying to blackmail him. That would be a long shot. I think she was hot after him. Anyway, I’m having a good time with this, John.

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    1. I’m glad, Jay. Thank you.

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  17. Larry’s attitude seems logical to me. But I’m not wired right, so at the same time I know I should be concerned. LOL. You’re behind the wheel, John, and it’s a fun ride. Hugs.

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    1. Me? I thought you had the wheel. Lordy. 😀 Thanks, Teagan.

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    1. Thank you for the reblog, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  18. They’re in deep enough so running back to Boston isn’t an option. Let’s hope the judge gives them them the court order and they don’t get shot. Things are gonna get worse before they get better, it seems. Great episode, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. Although I like to be an optimist, I think things are going to get a lot worse. 🙁

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      1. Oooo… I will be there!

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      2. Will do! Stealth mode alert.

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