Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day



“Ah, Wednesday. Another day of Rest.”

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last time we were present when Larry and Andrew were forced into a black SUV by two thugs. Larry tried to find out where they were going and who they were going to see, but the thugs gave them no clue. I see they are pulling up to a rather substantial Chalet on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. I think we better go and see what is going on with this whole scene.


“Okay, you two. Get out.”

“Do I hear a please with that?”

“Again, detective, you are making me strongly resist putting a hole in your foot with all my might.”

“Yeah, but the boss wouldn’t like that would he?”

“You know the boss may just not give a shit what happens to you, and then you will be mine. You are racking up a lot of points, detective.”

“What is your name?”

“None of your business, now get out before I break your pinkie.”

“You’ve convinced me. No please necessary.”

“You two go with Lance here.”

“It was nice meeting you. Okay, Lance, we are all yours.”

“Follow me.”

“You know, Lance. You have a very nice voice.”

“Yeah, so what?”

“I mean maybe you could take that to Hollywood and do voice-overs.”

“Rocko told you to shut up so now I’m telling you. Shut up.”

“Yes, sir. Whatever you and… Er was that Rocko? …tell me to do.”

“Watch your step there, Mr. Smart Ass.”

“Yeah, that’s a big stairway. You okay Andrew?”

“Yes, I am. Oh, look a big door opening. This reminds me of a mystery movie.”

“Gentlemen. Please come in. My name is Terrence. I am Mr. Nobel’s personal assistant.”

“Mr. Nobel? You mean Jason Nobel the billionaire?”

“Why, yes. If you follow me into the reception area, I’ll tell Mr. Nobel you are here. Thank you, Lance, I have this.”

“Yeah, Thanks, Lance. It’s been wonderful.”

“Now Gentlemen, please make yourselves comfortable. Mr. Nobel will be with you in a minute. Can I get you some coffee or a drink perhaps.”

“No thank you, Terrence. We are good.”

“Very well. We’ll be right with you.”

“He’s gone but not a word, Andrew.”

“Yes, sir Larry.”

“You make me laugh, Andrew. Oops here comes someone.”

“Hello, Gentlemen. I hope Terrence is taking care of you.”

“Well, sir, he’s been fine. It’s those two goons that I have a problem with.”


“Yes. Lance and Rocco. Are you aware they brought us here at gunpoint?”

“Oh, I’m so sorry. I told them to use whatever is necessary to get you here. I should have told them to be gentle.”


“Yes, it means without force.”

“Well, we are here. What can we do for you, sir.”

“I think it is more what I can do for you, Detective.”

“Yes, sir. In either case, why are we here?”

“I want to take a chance on keeping you two alive.”

“I would like to hear more about that, sir.”

“It seems you two have staggered into a very sticky situation. Your investigation into the Rafferty case has caused some very volatile people to become extremely upset. They have asked me to give you the opportunity to drop it.”

“What does ‘drop it’ mean exactly?”

“I’m surprised that a detective with your background needs to have a definition. You pack your bags, get on a plane, and go back to Boston where you belong.”

“How can these people get someone like you to carry their water?”

“Let’s just say I owe a couple of favors and these things do not go unpaid when the request comes through.”

“These must be compelling people.”

“And you should be grateful they are giving you a second chance.”

“Okay. What do we need to do?”

“You need to go with Lance and Rocco, get your things, and leave town.”

“You’re not afraid we’ll come after you once we get back to Boston?”

“What would be the charge?”



“Those goons out there.”

“That would be a problem. You would never find them. Trust me. You will be safer in Boston. So do we have a deal?”



  1. Starting to wonder if this is all a plot by his dead wife. He gets killed and they’re together again.

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    1. That would be a great way to work out of this mess for sure. I’ve made a note of it. Thanks​, Charles.


  2. Breaking his pinkie…LOL! I feel like Twiggy this morning.

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    1. Wouldn’t it be great to declare Wednesday as a day of rest? Thanks, Jill.

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  3. I do not see our boys backing off one bit.
    And a billionaire now? Geez, how deep doe this thing go?

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    1. Up and over the hip boots obviously. Thanks, Mae.


  4. I am normally a “Stick to the thing you know is right” kind of guy, but I think I’d accept this invitation. The next available flight might have these guys in the luggage compartment.

    I think twiggy has the right idea about Wednesday- why wait seven days for a day of rest?

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Dan.

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    I’ve always wondered how does one unknow something? I suspect these two will not forget their questions or the threats, which means they’ll still be in trouble next week. Oh dear! I think I’ll join Twiggy. 😀

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    1. Hahaha. Yes, Join Twiggy

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  6. I’m thinking they won’t be leaving anytime soon.


  7. Larry is playing all the angles on this one. From his go fish name game with Rocco to poking at Mr. Nobel’s ego.

    And why do I have the sneaking suspicion the boys ain’t gonna follow these orders . . I mean, this request, to its desired conclusion?

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    1. Yea, I think you are right. We’ll certainly see.

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  8. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I have a feeling they won’t willingly get on a plane to go back home. I have to wonder who owns the billionaire to get him involved?

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    1. As he said he owes a couple of favors. The person who he owes must be huge

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  9. A fixer, nice move, and now he’s interesting, too. I though maybe there would be some Cyrus Noble show up in a glass, but the spelling is different.

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Craig.

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  10. Yikes! Not much of a choice you’ve given our guys, John. I think they’re toast, regardless of what they choose. Twiggy looks so content — makes me want a nap, too!

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    1. No choice is how they like it. Then they can surprise you.


  11. Well, this certainly puts a new twist to the story! These two have stumbled into a hornet’s nest and knowing Larry, he won’t be packing any bags to go anywhere. Although, Andrew may try his best to convince him otherwise. 🙂 Great segment!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁


  12. I love the names Lance and Rocco for a pair o’ goons. I can just imagine them in the movie version of the story.


  13. Methinks there is no way in hell Larry and Andrew are going home, NOW…
    That said, they keep finding themselves in quite the pickle. Either they figure out the what’s what, or they could end up in a jar!

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    1. Hahaha. I think there is a jar with their name on it.

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  14. Sorry to be so late to the party, John. Well now… I was not expecting a fancy billionaire to come into the picture. I like how you staged the surroundings. Nicely visual. Our heroes just keep getting in deeper. I hope they don’t go to an in-person visit with Gloria. Maybe the fortuneteller knows about that. 😉 TGIF hugs!

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    1. Yeah, this is the worst position they have been in. Lucky for me I have a week to figure out how to get them out.

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  15. And the plot thickens. No way they’ll drop this. I think the wife may be behind this…

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    1. Good thought, Jennie. 😁

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