Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day


“I heard it too, Little one.”
“Think it’s Friday?”
“Pesky squirrel more likely.”


It is Wednesday Story Time again, and last week, we took a little breather. Pricilla and Jerry Stennis, Lazar’s lawyer, had a little conversation, which resulted in Stennis wanting to stay with Lazar until Carolyn’s status is known. After their discussion, Pricilla left to talk to her FBI counterpart. I see she is coming back, so we better get there and find out what that conversation was all about.


“Mr. Dunfee, could I see you outside for a moment?”

“Uh, sure, Ms. Thomas.”

“Follow me.”

“Can Andrew come too?”

“Yes, I see no reason why not.”

“Ms. Thomas?”

“Yes, Mr. Stennis.”

“Does this concern my client?”

“No, sir, it does not.”

“Thank you.”

“Excuse us for a minute.”

“Hold on, Ms. Thomas, while I get the door.”

“Gallant, Mr. Dunfee.”

“I just want to make sure it is closed.”

“Is it closed.”

“Yes, it is.”

“I said this does not concern Lazar bu it does.”

“What is it, Ms. Thomas.”

“We just got another hit on Andre Terrian, and it is not good.”

“What do you mean.”

“It looks like he was a person of interest in Corsica as the supposed leader of a kidnap for ransom scheme.”

“Corsica? That is pretty random.”

“They only used the location as a base.”

“How did they get sideways with the locals?”

“They actually had the locals in their pocket.  They were never charged and left the island.”

“This does not sound good for Carolyn.”

“Yeah, no kidding. I think Lazar made a big mistake hiring him to watch Carolyn. It looks like a couple of the kidnap victims were roughed up pretty bad.”

“How so?”

“Andre was pretty forceful in his demands and sent some pretty vicious videos of the victims getting punched around if there was any delay in payment.”

“None killed or missing?”

“No. it Looks like his MO is to scare the crap out of the parents. None of the victims were seriously hurt just looked that way on the video.”

“Well, that’s one thing.”

“Let’s hope the guys in France get to Carolyn before Andre can get away. If he does, we can almost count on some kind of ransom situation.”

“How did you get all this information on Andre anyway.”

“He had an accomplice who got caught in another situation and started to talk.”

“But no one got to Andre.”

“Nope, he disappeared. Which he is good at doing.”

“When will the train reach France.”

“I’m guessing in the next ten minutes.”

“Someone going to let us know what happens.”

“Yeah, we have agreed to a text which is much faster.”

“Good idea.”

“I’m worried, though.”

“Not a good thing to hear.”

“Not a good thing to say”


  1. Uhoh. I wonder who his accomplice was…

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    1. My reaction was uh oh as well!

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    2. Big talker whoever it was. 😊

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  2. I might not have any figernails left by the end of this!

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    1. I know what you mean. Nerves run short too. Thanks, Jill.

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  3. Mysterious shade of Friday – a new sci-fi action at the Twiggy resort! 🙂

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    1. Yes, strange noises and dramatic music. Thanks, Maria. 😁

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      1. Jolly Friday has a whisky party on Wednesday, dear John! Have you seen the Twitter? My crazy Christmas trees are already there. 😂😂😂

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      2. I have re-Tweeted a couple.

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      3. Thank you, my dear friend! 😊🎉🎉🎉

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  4. Whiplash, another plot twist!

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    1. Keep your hands inside the car and belt tight, Liz. 😁

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      1. And hang on to the little handle thing above the window!


  5. Yikes! I’m with Jill, John, hanging on by my fingertips. I’m worry about the daughter. I hope the authorities can get them off that train before that car and this plot go off the rails (sorry).

    Tell Twiggy that Friday comes when you least expect it. I hope the rest of the week is good for you guys.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I hope your week is peaceful as well. 😁

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  6. Something else to worry over with Carolyn. It’s not looking good for her.


  7. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Carolyn is a clever young woman. I’m thinking she’s plotting how she’ll turn this around. After all, she’s beautiful and guys are guys. There’s hope. 😁

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    1. Hmmmm. Food for thought.

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  8. It’s a road trip. You have to take it as it comes. Tunnels, multiple kidnappers, government agencies. Think of the stories she’ll be able to tell.

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  9. I agree. Not a good thing to say or hear! I tend to agree with Gwen. I think Carolyn is a chip off the old block. We’ll see!

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    1. We will see. Thanks, Jan

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  10. Sworn to Secrecy!

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  11. Poor Carolyn. The ropes are closing in…

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    1. Yes, they are. Thanks, Debbie.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I’m concerned an accomplice may be with them. On the edge of my seat!

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    1. Who ha. I never thought of that. You might be right. Thanks, Denise.

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  13. “I’m worried.” Ha! If the characters are finally worried, then I’m terrified. 😉 Another enticing thread woven in today, John. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. It is time to be worried. 😁

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · ·


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  15. I have a feeling Carolyn is a smart cookie and will find a way to extricate herself when she realises things are not what they seem.
    At least, it’s a possibility, right?

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    1. It is a possibility for sure. Thanks, Dale. 😁

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  16. Oh poop, another week stuck on those tenterhooks. They’re beginning to be a pain in the proverbials!!

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    1. I feel your pain in the poverbials.


  17. Not a good thing to hear. Not a good thing to say. More nail biting…

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    1. Here take mine. Oh wait, I need them to hang on too.

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  18. The degrees of separation are not keeping their social distance, so yanno . . Cortez.

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  19. Oh my! I’ve missed some things, but I think I still have the thread. This is not a good situation … not good at all!

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    1. No it is not good, Thanks, Jill

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