Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Lucy and Twiggy

“Friday?”
“Long way off, Little one.”

 

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we all thought there was going to be a significant shoot-out. We were quite surprised that whoever was intent on shooting Larry, Andrew, and Jerry decided that since the police were on the way, they should take a powder (True Detective magazine vernacular) Let’s get back to Jerry’s apartment to see what happens next.

“What the hell happened to the door?”
“Who are you?”
“That’s my landlord, Larry.”
“Thanks, Jerry. Sir, we are going to ask you to step outside. This is a crime scene.”
“Yeah, and who the hell are you?”
“This ID has my name and the word detective on it.”
“I see it. It says, ‘Boston.’ What right do you have here?”
“Every right. Now, you going to step outside, or do I need to call the police.”
“From all the noise, it looks like the cops are headed this way. Okay, I’ll wait in the hall, but I think you are trespassing.”
“Look, little man. Jerry here invited us in. So, go away.”
“Geez, Larry. Give the guy a break.”
“I didn’t pull my gun, now did I?”
“Thank heavens. That’s all we need you threatening civilians.”
“So, Jerry. Any idea who those guys were?”
“I have a sneaking suspicion. The problem is if I tell you anything, I’m going to end up like Rafferty.”
“You know anything about his death?”
“W-well. I think I know who did it.”
“Come on, man. Spill the beans. Talk to me.”
“Uh, Larry. There is enough time for that. I think we had better think of what to say to the police who I can tell by the sound of silence, just pulled up outside.”
“Large termites.”
“What?”
“Just kidding. Sure would explain that splintered door.”
“We need to do better than that.”
“Okay. First off, Jerry. You are safe with us. We won’t let you get killed. Second, let’s just tell the truth.”
“The truth?”
“Yeah. Like those guys on the highway, someone has it in for you and me.”
“How did they know we were here?”
“Don’t know. Followed us, we guess.”
“Do we have any idea why?”
“Nope, but we sure would like it if the police would put a stop to it.”
“I hate to say it, Larry, but it sounds good to me.”
“We want to keep Jerry here out of it. We were here as a follow up to our questions.”
“Don’t mention Wentworth.”
“Oh, hell no. We can take care of him ourselves.”
“Wentworth?”
“Yeah, Jerry. We need to keep mum about Wentworth telling you to keep your mouth shut. You got the story now?”
“Yes, sir. I got it.”
“Okay, then I think we are ready.”
“I hear some noise in the hall.”
“They are in there, officers. Three guys, and I think they are trespassing.”
“Stupid landlord.”

56 comments

  1. When all else fails, blame the landlord. “This ID has my name and the word detective on it.” LOL! Friday does seem a long way away….

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    1. Well, after today, Friday will be at the bottom of a nice coaster ride downhill. Have a good one. 😊

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  2. Things can never go smoothly for these guys.

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    1. Seems that way for sure. They can’t even get in a decent gunfight. 😁

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  3. I wonder, that dream might it be if Lucy & Twiggy sleep almost embraced?

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    1. They sure love to do that, Maria. I think the drams must be sweet. 😊

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  4. Large termites! 😀

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    1. Hahahahaha. Thanks, Liz.

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  5. I love the bookend pups. Twiggy looks very safe.

    Let’s hope the cops aren’t in on this. By all means, get the story straight. If these guys don’t get dragged downtown, they need to stop for coffee and ammo. I’d be happy if they had much more ammo.

    Take care of Wentworth ourselves… I don’t want to miss that episode.

    Nice job, John.

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    1. Thanks Dan. These two certainly enjoy a snuggle. They manage even without a human in sight. 😊

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  6. Yes, Jerry, spill the beans! The girls are sure looking adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  7. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I agree about that landlord. No concern if they were okay. I hope they finally get an answer.

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    1. Well let’s hope Jerry stays alive long enough to ‘spill the beans.’

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  8. They’re going to have some fast talking to do now that the cops are there!

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    1. Good thing they rehearsed. Thanks, Mae.

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  9. They’ve got some ‘splaining to do. I like the landlord character.

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    1. Wife beater t-shirt, suspenders, arm art, and a three day growth. What’s not to like?

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      1. Cigar. I forgot the cigar.

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      2. Felt porkpie hat

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      3. Now you’re talking.

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      4. Now he needs to have a bigger role.

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      5. Absolutely. Going to be hard with your rule about zero narrative. Curious how you’ll pull this off.

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      6. I think it will be fun.

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  10. Termites, large termites, packing heat. Got it! 😉

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    1. Hahahaha. Yes I get it. Thanks, Marc.

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  11. So much Love on that sofa! ♥♥♥

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  12. That landlord, not that you can really blame him, is a pain in their ass!!

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    1. Yes he is. Pretty typical I would say.

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      1. I know as a landlord, I would not be pleased at the status of that door, to his defense…

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      2. Yes. I think it is true. Super to look at both sides. See, this is why Canadians get the reputation as being so nice.

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      3. We might have our moments… 😉

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  13. Ha! Ha! Giant termites! 🙂 Yep, they’ve got a lot of explaining to do! But, Jerry knows something big and they’ve got to keep him safe!

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    1. So true. Thanks, Jan

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  14. Aw, what a sweet photo of your girls! Can’t wait to hear what kind of story this bunch will come up with for the police.

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    1. I think they have a plan. Let’s see what the police do.

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  15. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Such a precious photo of Lucy and Twiggy! “Stupid landlord” or not, these two help us to keep focused on what’s important. ♥♥♥

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    1. Hahahaha. Yes they do. Thanks, Gwen

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  16. I’m thinking, John, that since you keep us on the edge of our seats every Wednesday, perhaps you should also serve 🍿🍿🍿? I hope the police aren’t the “shoot first, ask questions later” sort.

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    1. I should invest in a popcorn machine. Maybe set up a concession stand. 😁

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      1. I’m in!!! Coors Light, please! 🍺

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  17. Well done, John. Now I’m worried about “Jerry” getting like Jerry Lewis and saying every possible wrong thing. 😀 Hugs!

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    1. Yeah, We’ll have to watch that for sure. Thanks, Teagan.

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  18. Will the police believe them? Will Jerry spill the beans and frame the killer? Will Andrew and Larry talk their way out of this one? Excellent episode, John.

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    1. I hear some dramatic music in the background with these questions. Also the announcer needs to say, “Join us next week for another episode of The Tahoe Trials.” 😁

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      1. Yes, there was dramatic music! I’m glad you heard it. And I will be joining next week’s episode. 😀

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