Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump day

“What are you looking at, Twiggy?’
“There’s a sign of Friday up there.”
“Well you just sit there for two days and maybe you’ll see Friday.”

 

It is Wednesday Story Day time again, and last week, we all went down the path of thinking Stennis (Lazar’s lawyer) was the one passing information to Cortez’s team. Then Larry asked when Pricilla called Stennis since one key factor was Cortez’s team had Pricilla’s phone number. True to this story, she never called Stennis. So here we are, thinking we’ve nailed the mole, and now we are not sure. Last week Pricilla asked the Lieutenant if he had any idea how Cortez’s team got the number. The big implication was the Lieutenant is the mole. Let’s go back and see how the Lieutenant answers the question.

 

“Well, Pricilla, there are several ways. One could be isolating your signal from all signals in this area. That would be a simple matter since those guys probably know you are here in State Police Headquarters.”

“How would they know which is my phone?”

“Let’s see. You call a number several times. That number happens to be located in the FBI building. Not hard. I think the bigger question is who gave them the location information on where Carolyn and Andre and that kid were.”

“Yes, that is a bigger question.”

“Tell you what. Put your techie on getting into Stennis’ phone and locating all the calls he placed while he was here.”

“Excuse me, Lieutenant.”

“Yes, Mr. Popović.”

“He never placed any calls.”

“How are you sure? Did he ever leave your sight?”

“Let’s see. Why yes, he want to the men’s room.”

“How many times.”

“You know, now that I think about it, I thought he was having some kind of problem cause he seemed to have to go several times.”

“To my point. He had plenty of time to text information to Cortez’s guys.”

“You all have to hole on.”

“Yes, Larry.”

“Couldn’t that kid in the car have given the location all along? It is obvious he was in Cortez’s employ.”

“Whoa. Good point. What about that Pricilla.”

“I think a call to the evidence guys could confirm if the kid had a cell phone.”

“If he did, I’m sure they took it when they killed him.”

“It wouldn’t hurt to check.”

“Sure, of course. I was just making sure we don’t take our eye off the Stennis ball. He seemed a little shaky to me.”

“Shaky, how?”

“Every lawyer I met couldn’t wait to get away from the lock-up. This guy stayed around forever. Seemed strange to me.”

“You know, Mr. Dunfee. You would be the one to know. Also, you must be a good detective since you are so logical.”

“I’ll take that as a compliment. By the way, there is another elephant in the room.”

“Elephant?”

“Several readers raised the point that you were going around verifying that others were not the mole. Who is going to verify you?”

“Readers. What the hell are you talking about?”

“Never mind. That was a fourth wall slip. So how do we know you are not the mole?”

“I am a flipping federal Officer of the Court, Mr. Dunfee. Why on earth would I want to see Cortez get off the hook?”

“Um, Any number of reasons. Maybe he’s holding a family member.”

“For the record, I have no family. Not even a dog. Also, for the record, I plan to run for office and would like to use the Cortez collar as my finest moment. Where does that leave you now?”

“Leaves me with the feeling you are not the mole.”

“Damn straight, I’m not. Now that we have left that unpleasantness, let me call the techie and see what he can find.”

 

66 comments

  1. Hmm. Interesting. Nothing there to break my theory yet although there may be a potential dent.
    Congrats on your assault on the fourth wall, by the way. It’s a great big, beautiful wall, but it needs to be breached occasionally. Speaking of which: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtfe3Vtoh4c

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Could only be designed and executed by a California College professor. Very interesting, Keith. Thank you. By the way we here are entering a phase of our democracy which will allow the designation of The Union of the Socialist Republic of America. (USRA)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. She got pretty ruffled when Mr. Dunfee suggested that she had no one to verify that she wasn’t the mole. For me at this moment, she’s it. Anyone can get huffy puffy when they’re guilty. That’s a nice way of trying to stand down someone. Hopefully Mr. Dunfee doesn’t give up.
    Shalom aleichem

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Pat. You are a sluth as well. Shalom.

      Like

  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I’d never heard of “the fourth wall” until your post, John. How brilliant! Thank goodness for techies, right? They can solve mysteries we’ve yet to identify. I’m looking forward to the next installment! 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Gwen. The fourth wall is really a theater term for the audience. I thought it worked here as well. 😊.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. I love the fourth wall breach!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you , Liz. I have to be careful and not fall into the orchestra pit next time.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome, John. I’m seeing the image of you tumbling out of your story into the orchestra pit with a great crashing of drum kit, clanging of cymbal, and gasping of audience. It’s quite a sight!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Yes but I get a nice drink after the show.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. I love it, John.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Craig. Means a lot to me. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Nice job, John. I’d never heard of the fourth wall either!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Well, he’s on her bad side now.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think so. Thanks, Charles.

      Like

  8. Love the fourth wall breach!

    Like

  9. Thanks for sneaking our thoughts into the conversation, John. At this point, everyone’s a suspect. Working through this logically, step-by-step, is the key. Well, that and getting the girl and putting Cortez behind bars.

    Take care, John.

    Like

  10. Nicely done, John. Love it when the suspects all start pointing fingers at each other!

    Like

  11. No family – not even a dog…great line, John. 🙂 Thanks for adding to the story!

    Like

  12. Fourth Wall! ‘ Who knew!

    Like

  13. Twiggy & the magic Friday signs! What a wonderful fantasy story, dear John!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Maria.😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. It might be a thriller-bestseller, dear John! 😁😁😁

        Liked by 1 person

      2. You think? It is just a serial, But thank you.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Oh, well…it depends on the plot. A mysterious Friday tired of his work comes through a dark fence every week…😁 So on, so far.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Now that sounds good, Maria. Friday crawling on it’s belly like a crocodile slowly moving toward the unsuspecting. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Breathing out just drunk old Scottish whisky an exhausted Friday was pondering upon his ordinary life…when suddenly a piercing smart glance of the French bulldog blocked his way…😁

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Knowing he met a fearsome foe he decided to have one more dram and create a plan. 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      7. He crawled to the Deer bar where everything was so dear for him & the last drop of some good old Scottish whisky made him relax so much that he slept until next Wednesday. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      8. When he woke he had a deer breakfast which he felt came at a dear cost.

        Liked by 1 person

      9. He took the deer’s horns not to seem suspicious & followed right to the mysterious fence of the Twiggy Resort. And that very moment something unexpected happened.

        Liked by 1 person

      10. He tried to blow one of the horns and his ear popped.

        Liked by 1 person

      11. 😂😂😂 What a tragic end for our deery-dear friend!

        Liked by 1 person

      12. No, a popped ear is not the end. He can now hear and listen for the best path back to the fence.

        Liked by 1 person

      13. 😮😮😮 So, the hidden menace is still in the air. Twiggy & Lucy must be on guard to fight with one-eared Friday! He will be back suddenly through the fence!

        Liked by 1 person

      14. Taht is correct. He waits for the perfect moment to strike. He is dreaming about a French Bulldog appetizer. Beware Of Friday. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

      15. True, dear John!😁😁😁

        Liked by 1 person

  14. Horsefeathers… I think I have whiplash, John. Well done.
    I’m excited about visiting with you and Twiggy & Lucy tomorrow! Hugs on the wing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It will be fun.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. I have to join in the fourth wall fun, John, and your storytelling keeps us guessing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Lauren. Always good to hear.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Those darn fourth wall slips! Good one John.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I know right? 😊

      Like

  17. I bugs the buttocks off me when they break the fourth wall n the theatre often for comedic purposes, but given the torment of your communist collective taking power, I’ll let you off!! Let us know when you’ve been booked in for re-education retreat and we’ll send a food parcel

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I understand your angst, Geoff. I am getting ready to try and live within the constraints of the Union of Socialists Republic of America. (USRA) Also known as United States Union Socialist Republic (USUSR)or just United States Socialist Republic (USSR) Of course, that one is already in use. Anyway I would welcome a food parcel. Could you make it soft food please? After the interrogation and state dental care I doubt I will have formatable mastication implements. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I expect I will have to time it so it coincides with your turn at the state dentures. Better that than being denounced as lackey and chewing dog because you still have you own.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thank you. I’ll let you know when it is my turn

        Like

  18. The ‘ole fourth wall. Thanks for including us in the episode. And, where does this leave in the search for the mole? Excellent, John.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Te mole search will go on. Still looks like Stennis.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My thoughts exactly.

        Like

  19. Fourth Wall – I love when I learn something new… now stop trying to distract us and nail this mutha! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hahaha. Distract is a great strategy. It covers a lot of ills. Thanks, Dale.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Haha…😉

        Liked by 1 person

  20. You went all Tarantino there with that brilliant fourth wall move, Boss.

    And all the while, teasing us along.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. Pilgrim. You found me out.😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sneaky feller . . .

        Liked by 1 person

  21. Like many of your other readers, I had never heard of the fourth wall. Okay, I still dunno who the kid in the car was or how he managed to get dead, but I’m closer to being caught up, so … onward I go!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We think the kid was a friend of Carolyns. He obviously was working for Cortez since he slit Andre’s throat. Looks like Cortez’s men offed him so there would be no witnesses. There you have it all.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ahhhhh … thanks for the enlightenment! I shall try to keep up now, for I really do enjoy the story!

        Liked by 1 person

Put your favorite fiction or non-fiction in writing. I would love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: