Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

 

“What are you doing?”
“Trying to figure out this Apple thingy.”
“Why?”
“Need to contact the folks responsible for Friday and tell them to hurry up.”
“Good luck with that.”

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we learned Andre Terrian has been involved in kidnapping for ransom schemes in the past. Although this gives us little comfort, there is no evidence that he has kidnapped Carolyn. We are very close to hearing from the French authorities on whether or not they have managed to capture Andre, Carolyn, and the slumped teen in the back seat of the blue Mercedes. Larry, Andrew, and Pricilla are headed back into the interrogation room. I think we ought to go there and see if there is any news.”

 

“Ah, Ms. Thomas. Is there any news?”

“Not so far, Mr. Popović. We are waiting for word from the French that they have secured Carolyn. How well did you know Andre?”

“Not well, why?”

“Just curious. I don’t want you to be too alarmed, but he has been involved in kidnap for ransom schemes in the past.”

“He told me.”

“He what?”

“Yeah, he told me all about the trouble he has been in.”

“And you still let him keep an eye on Carolyn?”

“He assured me he has taken a new turn in his life. He has a small child, and I think he is trying to put his past behind him.”

“You believed him?”

“There are times in life, Ms. Thomas, when you have to trust your gut on human behavior. Andre has a new wife and child. He is doing the best he can with legitimate work. He has found God apparently.”

“If you say so, Mr. Popović. In my experience, the straight road is very seldom taken by people such as Andre.”

“So you are saying he is going to try a kidnap for money play?”

“I’m not saying that. I am concerned that he could get it in his head to sell Carolyn to Cortez. Isn’t he the one who recommended, Andre?”

“Yes, but Cortez also told me that Andre was trying to go straight and needed a break.”

“And you believed him?”

“Why not? Of all his faults, Cortez is not a liar.”

“Not a liar? Don’t you know how ridiculous that sounds?”

“To someone like you, yes. To people like us, our word is about all we have between us.”

“But now that we have you, don’t you think Cortez will want control over Carolyn?”

“Yes, I see that. He’s not going to use Andre, though. I can almost guarantee that. He gave me his word that Andre would take good care of Carolyn.”

“Hold on, Mr.Popovic, I have a text from my contact. Let me read it for a moment.”

“Sure. When you are ready, tell me what it says?”

“This is not good.”

“Tell me. Did the French get Carolyn?”

“They missed her.”

“Missed her? How’s that possible.”

“Not sure.”

“Did Andre take her?”

“No . . . Andre was found dead in the blue Mercedes.”

63 comments

  1. Holy Mother of Cortez . . I just knew something was going to go wrong. And mango, it did.

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    1. Poor Andre. He was just getting his life back on track. Heh, heh, heh. Thanks, Pilgrim.

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      1. Yeah . . so much for playing it on the straight and narrow.

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  2. Another dead-end. This has more twists and turns than a Disney theme-park ride, and I, for one, am loving the ride.

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    1. I think I would like to make a graph of the turns. Might make us all cars sick though. Thanks, Keith.

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      1. I’d like to see Excel graph the numbers 👴🏻👴🏻

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      2. Hahaha. May need something stronger.

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  3. Well, do much for that plan.

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    1. Like up in smoke. Thanks, Charles. 😁

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Oh my, I didn’t expect that development. I thought for sure that Carolyn would rise up as Wonder Woman II and handle the thugs. I’m still hoping…. hint, hint. 🙄

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    1. Yes it does remian a possability but remember the first rule of thriller writing. “Do not do the expected.” Thanks, Gwen.

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  5. I love how it always starts … with “no news” 😂😂 but develops with some crazy things & actions 😅🥸😱

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    1. Sort of the way my mind works. Have a coffee, kill someone. 😂

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  6. Okay, I’m officially down to the nail bed!

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    1. What is after the bed? There is much more to go. 😁

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  7. Yikes! This is not good. Now what?

    I hope Pricilla has a Plan-B. Oh wait, we were working Plan-B, or was it C. In any case, who else was in the car? I guess we won’t be home for Christmas.

    You’re evil, John…but in a good way. Keep it up, but slip Twiggy the password to Friday.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I hope that turn didn’t give you a crick in the neck. Poor Twiggy also has a problem with the keyboard. She keeps stepping on several letters at a time. 😁

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      1. I have that same problem when I try to comment from my phone.

        I buckle up pretty darn tight before opening your emails, John. But, just as he was starting to sound like a nice guy, dead!

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      2. Yes indeed. He was also working on going straight. Sad thing.

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  8. Holy Plot Twist, Batman!!

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    1. Thank you Robin. 😂

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      1. You’re welcome. 😀

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  9. Wonderful view, dear John! The Twiggy Resort is preparing the annual Friday report!😂😁😂

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    1. Yes indeed. 😁

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      1. I wonder if they fine Friday for his Wednesday cobana parties behind the fence. Some urgent measures should be taken. 😁😁😁

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      2. Friday better knock off the cobanas to be ready for his appearence.

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      3. 😃😃😃 True!

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  10. Not what I expected – poor Andre!

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    1. Yes, poor Andre. He was just getting his life on track. Fiction fodder for sure.

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  11. Weeks of planning didn’t quite work out.

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    1. Nope. Changes in an instant.

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  12. I’ve had my thoughts about that back seat from the beginning. But I’d surely make a fool of myself if I voiced them. Great new twist, John. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. 😊

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  13. That was not expected, John. Poor Andre. Love all the twists and turns, but I am getting a big dizzy. 😁

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    1. Yes, you have to keep your seat. Poor Andre indeed. He was just starting to get his life on track when some idiot of a writer did him in.

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      1. Haha! That writer indeed! 🙃

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  14. You’re making me dizzy!

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    1. You gotta sit down when the ride is in motion. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  15. Knew I was forgetting something!

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    1. Watch your head too.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Uh oh. Poor Andre.

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    1. Yeah. He was just starting to be happy.

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  17. Poor Andre. Sacrificed just as he was trying to get his life together. Are you feeling like a puppeteer today, my friend?!! Love Twiggy and Lucy’s discussion and hoping Twiggy figures out that laptop!

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    1. Yes I constructed a character, built some empathy and then killed him. Devious no?

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      1. Writerly, I’d say!!

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  18. Well hell and damnation! So not fair. Just as you try to turn your life around…

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    1. Yup. Dang me anyway. 😁

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      1. You….. 😉

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  19. Dead??? Good thing I have a strong heart, John. And, how did Twiggy make out with the Apple Thingy?

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    1. All paws on the Apple thingy. Didn’t work too well. The FBI came to our door and wanted to know how we hacked into the National Security System. Poor Andre. Just getting his life back together and wham. 😊 Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. Hahaha!!! And yes, poor Andre.

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      2. I knew him well, Horatio. 😊

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  20. Somehow, in the midst of my touring frenzy, I missed this update on the Carolyn saga. And now the man is dead and she is nowhere to be found. Wow! This story is taking many twists and turns. Good segment, John.

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    1. Yup. He was just getting his like together too.

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