Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

“So why are you sitting on a mat by the Christmas tree?”
“Trying to figure out how to get in there. The mat was just here.”
“Getting in there is not going to happen soon.”
“Soon is not forever.”

 

It is Wednesday Story Day, and last week, we found out Andre was killed by having his throat cut. As a few of you pointed out, there should be enough blood on the participants to raise suspicions. Let’s hope that is the case. Pricilla puts some stock in the idea that Carolyn could turn on her phone and then be tracked. If so, that would be a direct lift of the most obvious trope on the planet. No, my friends, I think we are stuck till something breaks. Pricilla went to make a call last week, and now she is back. Let’s go and see if anything has come up.

 

“Before you go, Mr. Stannis, you should be aware that I talked to my contact, and it appears there was another body found in the train station.”

“What? Who was it?”

“So far, it is a John Doe, but we think it is the kid who was in the back seat. His hands and arms are covered with blood, and he took one shot to the head.”

“Oh, my God. These guys are not fooling around.”

“Yeah, it looks like the kid killed Andre and then was disposed of before anyone could grab him. He was found on the tracks under one of the train cars. He didn’t make it into the terminal.”

“He was shot, you say?”

“Yes. Real professional. So far, no one knows anything or saw anything.”

“Makes you wonder why the French didn’t lock down the station.”

“Yeah, Larry. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Too late for that now.”

“How about cameras. Any surveillance available?”

“Yes. Everyone who goes through passport control is photographed.”

“Well, maybe something will turn up there.”

“I wouldn’t count on it. If these guys could shoot and hide a body, it would be a no-brainer for them to stow Carolyn away somewhere in their vehicle.”

“You know they had a vehicle.”

“Well, no. It doesn’t make sense that they would be on foot-dragging a resisting victim.”

“Why didn’t the French check every vehicle leaving?”

“Another good question. They had decided to let all the cars that were in front of the blue Mercedes leave to minimize any colleterial injuries. My guess is Carolyn and her abductors were in one of the first cars to leave. The Mercedes did not move, and only after the agents saw the problem were all the other cars searched. “

“So, Carolyn and Cortez’s men are probably gone from the terminal.”

“My guess? Yes.”

“Now what?”

“I think we have to wait to hear from Cortez’s people.”

“Who are they going to call?”

“Again, I’m guessing, but I think Mr. Stennis here.”

“Me? Why would they call me?”

“With Mr. Popović in jail, I think they are smart enough to know he won’t have a phone.”

“How do they know I’m his lawyer?”

“You’ve represented him in the past, right?”

“Yes.”

“They know. You said you were going to leave. I think you should hang around to see if they call.”

“That fast? You think they will work that fast?”

“It could go either way. They might want to let Lazar know they have Carolyn and to keep his mouth shut.”

“Or?”

“They already know we are on to them and will want us to sweat a while. If we don’t hear pretty quick, you can go.”

 

 

62 comments

  1. Just a body so far, as it turns out.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    A perfect ending to the year. But the dilemma of the crossroads is that the choice is not ours to make. Of course, 2020 wasn’t of our creation either. Well done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Let’s hope there is some light somewhere when we round the corner and look 2021 in the face. 🤞🏻

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  3. I have a theory, but I’ll keep it to myself for the time being. Let me just agree with the great Sherlock – Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
    I shall say no more except, of course, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    1. A very wise saying, crisket. Happy New Year to you and yours as well, Keith. 🥂

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  4. I don’t think just waiting around until something turns up is a good plan. I better go and buy those fake nails!

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    1. Hahahaha. As I see it there isn’t much else to do. You never know though. Maybe with the new year something good will happen. I would get the nails just in case. Thanks, Jill.

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  5. Maybe they can read My GRL as they wait.

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    1. Great idea. Or HMS Lanternfish.

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  6. So many questions, so few answers–and the body count rises.

    A word to the wise for little Twiggy: Don’t even think about going after that tree.

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    1. Hahahha. Twiggy thanks you for the advice. She explains that as a bulldog she must do the most impossible and self endangering stunts available. It is in the blood. She also acknowledges her skin parents efforts in protecting her from herself. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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  7. That face. How do you not give in? I mean other than to protect her, of course!

    As for this story… the French do seem to be bumbling this case. Now that there are two bodies on their soil, maybe they’ll double their efforts. Then again…

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    1. I’m in the then again camp. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Why am I not surprised 😉

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      2. I found this in the spam folder. I’m sending it out of there. I have no idea how it got there anyway. 😁

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      3. WP can be a real pain. I’ve noticed I end up in spam when I use my phone (sometimes). I took you out of spam yesterday!

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      4. Oh I hate that. 😬

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      5. So do I. So fusserating.

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      6. Also flusterating

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      7. OOohh, That too! 🙂

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  8. Lots of guessing. Not a good sign.

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    1. I agree. Looks like everyone is flummoxed.

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  9. Tune in next year for the further adventures of our surviving cast. Unless the French hold them for more questioning. Just the cute ones.

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    1. French need to find them first. Then the questioning.

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  10. And we all sweat along with them. Looking forward to next time, John.
    By the way, Twiggy looks mighty determined… 😉 Happy end of the year. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Twiggy has her “I’m going to do what I think best,” face on. Thanks, Teagam.

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  11. Inspector Clouseau must be working the case…

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    1. I thinkyou are right. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  12. Somehow it seems fitting that this didn’t wrap up in 2020 – Let’s hope better news comes in the new year.

    Make sure you let Twiggy in before the ball drops.

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    1. We need some carryover from 2020. Hopefully things will get better in the story and in the world. Thanks, Dan. Yes Twiggy will be in. 😁

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  13. A dog’s optimism is definitely inspiring. Here’s to a ‘pawsome’ 2021!

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  14. So many dead ends. I hope for a break soon and what was the dead guy’s name that started this quest? Lol, Twiggy. Never give up!!

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    1. Looks like we are all at the mercy of Cortez. Sandusky is the guy who started all this.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    At least the daughter appears to be alive still and hopefulky she’s not the killer.
    I love this line: “Soon is not forever.” May have to try it on the grandkids:)

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    1. Yes. It might help.Thanks, Denise.

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  16. “Christmas safety”…the annual report by Twiggy… She looks so sad next to the fence! 😊🎄🎇

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    1. She has not forgiven us yet.

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      1. 🤣🤣🤣 Oh, gosh! She mustn’t start the New Year this way.

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      2. She’ll get over it. The tree comes down tomorrow.

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      3. Then, it’s all right. She will think that it has been just a bad dream…😁

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      4. Yes that’s true 😊

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      5. A New Friday will come & will tell her a new incredible story & when the Christmas tree reappears, it will look pretty new for her.

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      6. That is a good way to look at it. Happy New Year, Maria.

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      7. Thank you, my dear friend. Same to you! Looking forward to 2021 as never before! 🥂🍰 Cin-cin!

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      8. 🥂За вас!

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      9. На здоровье! Ура! С Новым годом!🥂🎄

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      10. Dear Maria, I just found this in the Spam folder. I think WP was thrown off with the Russian. So, to your good health and hurrah. Happy New year.

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      11. What to do, dear John! Thank you! Spasibo!😁😁😁😂

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      12. Bolshoye spasibo, Maria. 😁

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      13. Brilliant, dear John! Your Russian is getting better! 😊😉

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      14. Spasibo is the right form. My pleasure (Pogialuista). 😁😁😁

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  17. Tom Petty was right, the waiting really is the hardest part.

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  18. well there’s one person who’s not going to enjoy the new year… maybe more

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    1. Yes indeed. There may be more for sure.

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  19. Well, I certainly won’t be needing my nail clippers! Excellent, John.

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    1. hahahaha. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 🙂

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