Wednesday Story Day – AKA – New Year’s Day


Lucy and Twiggy

“Think it’s Friday yet, Lucy?”
“It is New Year’s Day and Wednesday.”
“OMG what a night.”

It is Wednesday Story Day again and a brand-new year. Larry, Andrew, Gloria, Micky Lee, The Producer, and I wish you all the best for 2020.

The last time we were together, Larry and Andrew went to the server Jerry Foster’s apartment to question him about the story he told regarding Mrs. Rafferty being with Charles Jenkins his co-worker. If you recall, Charles denied he was with Mrs. Rafferty and then wanted to have his lawyer present.

Well, long story short we all thought poor Jerry would be laying in a pool of blood and were quite surprised when he answered the door. He didn’t seem surprised to see our two at the door and asked if they brought coffee. Let’s get back to Jerry’s place and maybe, (just maybe) we’ll find out what’s going on.

“No, we don’t have coffee. We need to talk to you again.”

“Sure man. Come on in. Take a seat anywhere.”

“Thank you, Jerry.”

“What’s this about?”

“To put it as delicately as possible. Charles says you are full of shit about that story that he spent time with Mrs. Rafferty.”

“I thought he would say that.”

“You are not surprised?”

“Would you be? The guy is with the wife of a guy who is killed. What would you say to the cops? Huh.”

“So, you still maintain he was with her.”

“Yes, I do.”

“Okay, Jerry. It’s time to come clean.”

“What do you mean.?”

“Charles says he was sick that night. He left the party early and has witnesses.”

“Yeah so?”

“Who took Mrs. Rafferty home?”

“Why ask me?”

“If Charles didn’t someone must-have.”

“I think this conversation is over.”

“Why would you even try to finger Charles?”

“Okay, it wasn’t him. I fingered him because I was told to keep my mouth shut.”

“Who told you that?”


“Wentworth? Why would he tell you to keep your mouth shut and maybe, more importantly, why didn’t you?”

“Look. I just work here. I can’t hope to know what goes on.”

“Why did you disable your phone?”

“Huh? I didn’t. It’s right here.”

“Wentworth told us your phone had the battery taken out.”

“Look here. How in the hell could I take a battery out of a smartphone? You guys have been given bad information.”

“Why didn’t you answer Wentworth’s call?”

“Look at my recent calls. There have been none since yesterday.”

“Hey, Larry.”

“What Andrew.”

“I smell a trap.”

“Looks like Wentworth wanted us to come here for sure.”

“I think we ought to either leave quickly or get down on the floor.”

“I hear the elevator. I think the floor option is best. Get down, everyone.”






    1. Poor Woodie. Thanks, GP


  1. Happy New Year John! This story just makes me want to know more and chase the clues! Great writing.
    Best Wishes,

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    1. Happy New Year, Charlotte.


  2. Nothing like starting the new year with a bullet heading your way. I thought this was going too well, but I didn’t think about Wentworth being involved. This is what happens when you start the day without coffee.

    Gray episode, John. Happy New Year!

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    1. I mean great. I need my coffee, too.

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    2. Happy New Year, Dan

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  3. Off topic … Happy New Year, John. Wishing you the best 2020.

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    1. Thank you, Frank. You as well.

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  4. What a way to start the year.

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  5. What ever happened to the butler did it ? Never mind elevator duck ! Happy New Year John

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    1. The butler has the day off. Happy New Year, John

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  6. Fantastic.
    Happy New Year!

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  7. They’re starting the new year off right.

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  8. Happy New Year, dear John! The writer is on duty! The dogs are on guard! 🙂

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    1. So true, Maria

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  9. Hey Sheriff, it looks like the girls had a long night.

    As for the boys and Jerry, can they make that coffee to go? Yikes!

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    1. I think they better get one to go. Thanks Marc

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Uh oh a trap! That was a surprise. Happy New Year, John:)

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    1. Happy New Year, Denise. Yes a trap

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  11. My goodness! What did you do to poor Lucy and Twiggy – they definitely look like the morning after the night before! 😉
    As for this… ummm. DUCK!! Talk about starting off the year with a potential bang!

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    1. A potential bang for sure. Thanks, Dale. These two are the laziest when the sun is behind clouds.

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      1. They are hilarious… They totally look hung over!
        Looking forward to next week

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  12. Wow! Yes, I would say it’s a trap for sure. I hope Larry has his revolver handy! Happy New Year, John!

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    1. He has it with him. Thanks, Jan

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  13. This doesn’t sound good for all three of them. Happy New Year, John!

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    1. Might be a lot of noise for sure.

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  14. Aaaarrrrgggghhh … the suspense … I cannot wait another week to find out! The most suspenseful installment yet … I’m on the edge of my seat, biting my nails … oh wait … I don’t have any nails … okay, chewing my fingertips! I KNEW Wentworth couldn’t be trusted … I just KNEW it!

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    1. Yes you did. Here is a leather strap to bite. (bacon flavored)

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      1. Thank you! Yum yum!

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  15. So Wentworth set them up. I didn’t finger him at all. I sure hope Larry and Andrew have their guns on them. What an unexpected twist, John. Excellent episode!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie. Unfortunatly Andrew doesn’t carry. Larry only has nice bullets with him. Might be a problem.

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      1. Hmmm…definitely might be a problem!

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