Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

 

Twiggy, Lucy, and Flamingo take a Wednesday nap.

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week there was some help from the SWAT commander. He arranged an escort to the airport for Larry and Andrew. He, too, is perplexed by the fact that Spencer Tagget the ADA, could be involved in any misdeeds. So I think we are 🎶on the road again.🎶 (Thanks, Willy.) We ought to join our boys who are following the patrol car.

“That was nice of the lieutenant to arrange the escort and not hassle us about killing that thug.”

“I still won’t feel right until we land at Logan.”

“What’s bothering you?”

“Having a bunch of people continually throw lead our way is bothering me.”

“Yeah, it is annoying.”

“Annoying? It is downright hazardous to our health.”

“You still have your gun?”

“What do you think? I always have my gun. Why the question?”

“Not sure. This whole trip has been one series of unusual circumstances. The sad part is we don’t know any more than when we left Boston.”

“We know Dixon and Janet Rafferty spent time together here. We also know Cortez thinks Taggert is involved.”

“I guess we also know Taggert wants us dead.”

“We sure it’s Taggert?”

“Why do you say that?”

“Think all the way back to what started this case. Sandusky’s blown up heart.”

“Yeah so?”

“Who is at the center of everything?”

“Cortez.”

“Right. It would make sense for him to tell us Taggert was involved to throw us off the trail. The way I see it, we got to get Mrs. Rafferty and Dixon to come clean, and then if they finger Cortez, we go get him.”

“Or let Taggert go get him.”

“Whatever. Why is the patrol car slowing down? He has his turn signal on, but there’s no exit.”

“Looks like he is pulling off onto the shoulder.”

“Maybe we should just pass him up.”

“I’m going to pull in behind him. Get ready for anything.”

“Maybe I can beat them off with my briefcase.”

“Very funny. Here comes the sergeant. This should be interesting.”

“Hey, detective. We got a call from the lieutenant that we should go back to headquarters. Something has come up.”

“Did he say what it was?”

“He had a chance to talk to his boss, and they think you are in danger and might better put off your plans to leave.”

“Danger? Hell, that’s nothing new.”

“Looks like the State Patrol came upon some guys up ahead. They were on a bridge over the freeway, and they had some weapons. That’s all I know.”

“They capture the guys?”

“In a manner of speaking. Big shoot out. One is still alive. You want to follow me. We are going over the median. I’m not taking any chances.”

“Okay, Sarg. lead the way.”

60 comments

  1. Come on! Give these guys a break.
    On second thoughts, dont. Keep up the good work, John.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I’ll keep pushing in the pins.

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      1. Please do. Make ‘em squirm.

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  2. Welp! You’re really leaving us hanging here, John. Nicely done! Happy Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Looks like Reno is the new Boston. 😁

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  3. They should just start looking for a house or apartment. This is their new home.

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    1. Hahaha. Looks that way right now. Thanks, Charles.

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  4. Somehow, I just knew last week that they wouldn’t be making it to airport without incident.

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    1. Well at least they didn’t get shot at. Thanks, Liz 😁.

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      1. Thank God for small favors, eh?

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  5. The girls were sleeping, they gave you the time to come up with a great cliff-hanger, eh John?

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    1. Yes, they did. 😁

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  6. So close! Dang.

    Well, dang for them. The story just got more interesting for me. I mean, I’ve been to the airport.

    It does seem like Cortez has ties to more people who are dead or trying to make others dead. Then again, it could be being made to look that way.

    I think Lucy, Twiggy and flamingo have the right idea.

    Take care, John. See you downtown.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Yeah, see you downtown.

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  7. Amazing shot, dear John! The world after….1000 days of the lockdown. Even flamingos got bored. 🙂

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    1. Poor flamingo was exhausted. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. I can imagine, dear John! He fought the virus! The unknown masked hero of our crazy times.

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      2. Hahaha. 😁

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      3. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Yep, thought it was too easy. 😀 The overpass intrusion was a good one, John. Unexpected for sure! Have a great day.

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    1. Well you knw how it is. We are not finished here in Reno. Thank you, Gwen

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  9. Ack! Talk about two guys who should shelter at home.

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    1. I think they will shelter in Reno.

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  10. At this point, i’m thinking they may be stuck there forever – start house hunting next week.

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    1. Hahahaha. Sounds like a good idea. Thanks, Teri. 😁

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  11. They should take a hostage (that annoying sergeant) & continue driving… & hey, where’s coffee? 😂

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    1. Andrew has it. I finished Von X. Writing up the review.

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      1. Ah Andrew… 😂

        Thank you 🙂 🕺🕺 appreciate it ✌️☕️

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  12. Ugh… not sure whether Taggart is now a red herring or a twist. Either way (and especially that I don’t know) — expertly done, John. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Hmmm. Red herring or twist? Herring or twist? I just don’t know. 😁

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  13. Here we go again! Nicely done, John — you’re twisting things perfectly. Now when can we look forward to your killing the darlings?!? (and I DON’T mean Lucy, Twiggy, or Flamingo — that’s such a cute picture!)

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    1. Hahaha. Killing them might be a solution. 😁

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  14. Good one! Onward…

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    1. And upward. Thanks Billy Ray.

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  15. Well now… What lies ahead? And maybe they should rent themselves an apartment till this thing gets solved!

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    1. Hard to believe it has only been a couple of days. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I know!! These poor buggers have hit the lottery of bad luck and then some.

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      2. They have hit the lottery. Good way to put it, Dale. 😁

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  16. Those are words you never want to hear, “we’re going over the median.” 🙂 The saga continues! Good one, John!

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    1. So true. Thanks, Jan.

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  17. It’s official . . they’re never getting back to Boston. David Loggins called. He wants his classic song back . . .

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    1. Hahaha. She said no.

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      1. Well played! Bahahaha!

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Oh dear, here they go again!

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    1. For sure, Denise.

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  19. You have to wonder who are the white hats around here

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  20. You have to wonder who are the white hats around here

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    1. A big concern in these here parts, Tex.

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  21. Reblogged this on Loleta Abi Historical & Fantasy Romance Author & Book Blogger for all genres and commented:
    Wish I had a chance to reblog these more!

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    1. Thank you, Traci. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  22. Great episode, as you summed up a few key points over the series. Also, I think it’s been Cortez all along. Maybe. This one is definitely a cliffhanger!

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    1. Maybe Cortez. Thanks, Jennie.

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  23. Hmmmm … I KNEW something was off … and now? Still something off. Da plot thickens …

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