Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

“Since it is Wednesday can we take a nap?”
“Of course Little One. Why would you ask?”
“I just wouldn’t want to sleep through Friday.”

 

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, Pricilla got a call from Cortez’s men advising her that they will want to trade Carolyn for Lazar. We also know she has her techie working on Stennis’s phone to see if any of the numbers he called could lead them to Cortez’s men. Andrew, Larry, and Pricilla are in a small room at the Highway Patrol headquarters. I think we ought to go there now and see if there has been another phone call from Cortez’s team.

 

“I think we ought to get out of here and go to my office.”

“You not comfortable that the place is full of bugs?”

“Let’s just say If I want to be overheard, I’ll talk in a crowd.”

“Andrew and I are at your service, Pricilla.”

“Yeah, I appreciate that too. You guys want to ride with me?”

“That would be swell since we got here in Lieutenant Mayfield’s car.”

“I’ve wanted to ask you. You have any gut feelings about Mayfield.”

“Gut feelings?”

“Yeah. You’re a detective. You know what I mean by gut feelings.”

“Should we be talking about that here?”

“Maybe you’re right. I keep forgetting this is Mayfield’s domain. Let’s say our goodbyes to the Lieutenant and go downtown.”

“Do you think Cortez’s men will have a problem with you being separated from Lazar?”

“They shouldn’t. Besides, how are they going to know.”

“Let’s hope they don’t know. If they find out then, that will tell you something.”

“I get that for sure. Let’s go.”

“After you, Pricilla.”

“You two wait here. I’ll go say goodbye to Mayfield.”

“We’ll be here.”

“Larry.”

“Hold on, Andrew. Wait till Pricilla is out of earshot. Okay, what is it?”

“Talk about gut feelings. I’ve got alarm bells going off all over the place.”

“Yeah, me too. What the hell is wrong with everyone anyway. I’m not sure, but I don’t think there is a straight shooter on this side of the keyboard.”

“Keyboard?”

“Never mind. I’m as nervous about Pricilla as I am about Stennis and the Lieutenant. I get this feeling we are in a big game of Clue. I’m waiting for Colonel Mustard to step out.”

“That’s pretty funny, but I know what you mean. I just don’t have a handle on who’s who.”

“We need to get to the bottom of the reason we came here. We got the Sandusky cold case and the supposed murder of Alexis Rafferty. Now we could just cut out losses and go back to Boston and forget we ever got caught in this mess.”

“I don’t recommend that, Larry. For heaven’s sake, Janis Rafferty and Ned Dixon would get away with murder. We don’t want that. Here comes Pricilla.”

“Okay, guys, we are ready to go.”

“We are with you.”

“Yeah, I’m counting on that. The lieutenant says good-by and hope you have success with your case.”

“We do too, Pricilla.”

 

 

75 comments

  1. This side of the keyboard? What about the other side? 😉

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    1. We don’t count.

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      1. I know. I just thought…

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      2. Nope. We don’t count. No way, no how. 😊

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      3. Not your fault, John. It’s a cruel, cruel world we inhabit.

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      4. Yes, it is. No quarter given. 😊

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  2. Yep… alarm bells are definitely going off all over the place. My ears are still ringing. Great episode, John. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. 🤗

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Definitely some alarm bells. It seems there is no one the guys can trust, well, except each other. Great job, John. I needed the wake-up call today! 😎

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Me too. 😁

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  4. These guys are starting to freak me out. Is there anyone we can trust? Nice, John!

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    1. In this story? I can’t find anyone I would trust. 😁

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  5. “What the hell is wrong with everyone anyway” says it all!

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    1. I know right? I want to slap them all. Thanks, Liz. 😁

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      1. Or perhaps take a page from Moe Howard’s book and knock their heads together with that hollow coconut sound.

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      2. Hahaha. I like that too. 😁

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  6. They’re surrounded by wolves with only raw steaks to defend themselves with.

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    1. Hahahaha. Great one Charles. Let’s hope the steaks don’t run out. 😁

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  7. Cute Puppies

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    1. Thank you.😁

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      1. Welcome John 🙂

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  8. Back in the frying pan, it seems.

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    1. Along with a big chunk of pork belly. Thanks. Craig.

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  9. Glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t have a handle on who’s who.

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    1. Nope. You can include me in that list. Thanks, Teri.

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  10. Part of me is with Larry, kick the dust off and get gone. But, a bigger part of me is hooked into this tangent and I can’t stop reading – you’re a devil, John. I’m not sure anyone is above suspicion.

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    1. Hahahaha. I like being called a devil. Means I’m doing my job. Thanks, Dan 😁

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      1. Ha! Somehow I thought you’d like that.

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  11. I’m kind of wondering why Larry and Andrew haven’t taken off, too, but something tells me you’re going to tie it all together one day, John. Until then, I’m hanging on!

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    1. Yes, one day it will all come together (I hope). Thank you, Debbie.

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  12. Knowing these two, they’re going to keep their enemies close so’s they can keep an eye on them. I think it’s the best strategy. Also the most dangerous one.

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    1. Yes. They seem to be wise that way.

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      1. They’ll get their man/woman/both. I’m sure of it.

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      2. Man/woman/neutral/all

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      3. 😁I’m getting into the new tolerance mode.

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  13. Lucy & Twiggy at the Pina Colada briefing. Once a month at the Twiggy Resort.😁😂

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    1. An important briefing at that. 😂

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      1. Without any doubt, dear John! They should decide if they travel to Mars in the nearest future…after the Pina Colada shots though….😁

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      2. Hmm. Mars might be a little too cold this time of year. 😂

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      3. Oh, it’s just a briefing, my dear John! …and some Pina Colada fun. For dogs only. 😂😂😂

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      4. Ah okay. I’m sure they will be there, then.

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I agree with Larry and Andrew and their “guts.”

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    1. Yes, they have a good gut.

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  15. From the very first time we met Priscilla, I haven’t trusted her, and now I see that the guys don’t either. Something smells funny here …

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    1. Might be the cheese sandwich on the radiator

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      1. I’m relieved! I thought perhaps it was my socks! 🧦

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      2. No, we had an exterminator take care of those. 😂

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      3. B-but those were my favourite s-socks! 😌

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      4. Well they were obviously dead.

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      5. R.I.P. sockies.

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      6. They had GOP on them anyway.

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      7. Then they definitely were NOT my socks! 🤣

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  16. Oh, wow! I really didn’t question Priscilla until now. Leave no stone unturned. 🙂 Good segment, John!

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    1. We need to keep the tension up there. We are all too relaxed these days. 😂

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  17. Ok so my guess is the cleaner in interview room 3 with a poisoned taser

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    1. You may be on to something. Thanks, Geoff. (Don’t turn around. The editorial team has decided you need to take a ride with us.) 😊

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      1. Long ride for sure. 😁

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  18. Hi,
    I’m waiting for Colonel Mustard to step out. 🙂 Too funny, But Larry has some sense. Priscilla is an onion that you have to peel apart to find out who she really is. Why all of a sudden does she have this need to tell Mayfield goodbye. She’s crooked as crooked can be.
    Shalom aleichem

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    1. Yeah, I wondered about saying goodbye to Mayfield too, Pat. 😊 Shalom.

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  19. If these two are confused imagine us? I have a gut feeling that they are right and NO ONE is to be trusted! Best keep her close to them, maybe they can suss out the what’s what!

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    1. What’s what and who’s who need to be need to be flushed out of the weeds for sure. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I hear ya 😉

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  20. Everyone looks suspicious at this point. Andrew and Larry have to solve the Sandusky case and make sure Janet and her BF don’t get away with murder. Cortez seems to be at the root of everything, but there’s more to this story. Great stuff, John.

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    1. There seems to be more to the story, Jennie.

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