Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

“Twiggy. What’s up.”
“It’s only Wednesday. I thought it was Friday.”


It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we were there when Larry and Andrew (mostly Andrew) decided to take the offer to go back to Boston to conduct further investigations from there. They went back inside and informed Nobel of their decision. He, of course, praised their wisdom and immediately summoned Rocko and Lance and ordered them to take Larry and Andrew to their car and then to the hotel to check out. Rocko and Lance, we delighted to comply with Nobel’s orders. The car was collected, and Rocco drove it to the hotel. I see that Lance has pulled up in front of Larry and Andrew’s hotel with Rocco right behind. I think we better go there now. The conversation might be interesting.

“Well, gentlemen, here we are. You two go inside, pack your bags, and check out. Rocco will go with you, so you don’t get lost so to speak. I’ll wait here and then drive you to the airport.”

“Thanks, Larry. You know it’s in the middle of the night, and the airport will be closed.”

“Don’t you worry your pretty little head, detective. We have a special airplane just waiting for you.”

“A private plane?”

“You got it, son. Mr. Nobel is sparing no expense to make sure you and your fat assed friend are well taken care of.”

“Excuse me, my dear man.”

“Yeah what?”

“This is a well-honed body of an aristocrat. I object to the plebian term ‘fat assed.”’

“Well too bad for you grandpa. Now get out of the car and go with Rocco.”

“Real nice Lance. Let’s go, Andrew.”

“Don’t slam that door either.”

“Hey, Rocco.”

“Yes, detective.”

“You supposed to watch us, huh?”

“You got the right idea. Don’t get cute either.”

“You don’t have to worry about us. We know how to behave. Hey. Rocco take a look. Two Nevada State Troopers headed our way.”

“Excuse me gentlemen but is one of you detective Dunfee?”

“Yes sergeant, I’m detective Dunfee.”

“Would you please come with us, sir?”

“Uh is there a problem sergeant?”

“ Step over here detective this is for your ears only. There’s no problem, detective. The District Attorney in Reno got a call from the DA in Boston, and we’ve been asked to make certain you are safe.”

“Safe? Is that what was said? We are in danger?”

“Sir I would rather talk to you in a private place. Who are these men?”

“The big dumb looking one is my associate, and the other one is a goon who was about to take us for a ride to the airport.”

“I see. You sir, what’s your name.”

“It’s Rocco, officer.”

“Okay, Rocco. I’m not going to ask for an ID nor do I want to take the time to fill out a bunch of paperwork, but I am going to ask you to find your way back to wherever you came from, Ok?”

“Sure, officer no problem. I’ll just get in the car and be gone.”

“Good move. Now Mr. Dunfee if you and your associate would go to your room. It’s late, and you probably could use some sleep. The officer and I will be outside your room. In the morning we need to go downtown to the DA’s office where you can ask all the questions you need. Is that okay.”

“We are bushed Sergeant, so I think that makes a lot of sense. Thank you.”

“After you, sir. We are right behind you.”

“Talk about white knight, huh, Andrew?”

“Yes, Larry, this seems good. Can we talk about ‘big dumb-looking?”’

“Term of endearment, Andrew. Just a term of endearment.”

“I can think of others if you would like.”

“Hahaha. Okay, sweetheart.”


  1. That was really good timing. Hope they sleep well.

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    1. I liked the timing myself. 😀


  2. I’m not sure I’d willingly board a “special” plane.

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    1. That first step could be a big one for sure.

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  3. John, I’ve fallen behind on your Wednesday stories, but still show up for a minute to enjoy the cuteness that is Twiggy. Give her a little ear scratching for the adorableness.

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    1. I will, Mary. Thank you.


  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    These two are more trusting than I am. I’d never willingly go with Rocco. I’m not sure I trust the detective either. 😦 I think Twiggy has the right approach – sleep through the drama. Great job, John. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Twiggy does have the right idea.


  5. Excellent timing! Cracked up over big dumb looking, lol.

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    1. Hahaha. Andrew is a good sport.

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  6. Talk about a last minute change of plans!

    And you can tell Rocco is a professional contractor, seeing as how he wasn’t about to give the officer any crap. Still, the boss ain’t gonna be happy with this latest turn of events.

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    1. I think those guys are going to have their pay docked if not their ears. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Yeah, it’s gonna be a bad day for ’em.

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  7. Oh, it’s a good thing I had my seat belt on and cinched up tight, that head snap could have done some damage. Good timing from the folks in Boston and the local DA. I’m guessing someone isn’t going to be happy, but maybe that’s how crimes get solved. Great episode, John!

    That picture of Twiggy is so cute 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Glad your neck survived.

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  8. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Glad the calvary arrived. Should get interesting.

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    1. I’m glad too.

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  9. Oh-la-la! Twiggy in furs? Is she going to Paris? 🙂

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    1. Yes, she is in a big fashion week show.

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      1. Great! Well-done! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      2. Yes, she is wearing a bed by Hermes

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      3. Certainly! She has a perfect taste. She is a pretty vogue dog. Best fashion magazines are looking forward to make her a photo.

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  10. That was so entertaining! Once again, you’re really nailing it with dialogue!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.


  11. These two are certainly naive, aren’t they? In their line of business, you’d think they’d know better than to trust any stranger. Gee, what a cute picture of Twiggy!!

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    1. Yeah, but they have apretty naive creator. Thanks Debbie.

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      1. Not true. They have a sly, crafty creator eager to throw as much trouble their way as he can!!

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      2. Ha ha ha. Thank you for your kind words. 😁

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  12. Now that was a really great turn for these two!! Just when it looked like they were washed up in Nevada, in comes the cavalry!! Great segment, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  13. Damnit, my Internet went out yet again and I lost my comment. Highpoints of it: Camouflaged Twiggy, Cops legit probably, scary private plane, phone call – Gloria, where the heck’s Lance?
    Hugs on the wing — hoping to stay connected long enough to post.

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    1. You did and thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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  14. And then…during that peaceful sleep 🛏…aaaaa!! I’m getting a Halloween-Nobel gun vibe 😱😱😱

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    1. Hahaha. You are the terror writer for sure.

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  15. That is what one would call perfect timing!
    What is next?!?

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    1. What’s next? Mayhem of course.

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      1. I don’t doubt it! 🙂

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  16. That was fortunate… maybe.

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  17. Well, that was a stroke of good luck. The timing couldn’t have been better. I had to laugh over the big dumb looking guy.

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    1. Long-suffering Andrew.

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