Monday, May 18, 2009

Picture Words

Today's Link
Two Cents

Today's Saying
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying

Today's Picture
My pre-birthday celebration
A Picture Story from Jeff's Portrait of Words

Police Chief Ican Getum was under pressure from the DA to find more evidence against Charles. She seemed sure that this whole woman’s voice thing was somehow phony. She wanted solid evidence and she wanted it now. But Ican having put on his favorite fishing/thinking hat and shirt and gone for a walk through town decided that he no longer cared what she wanted. He was going to do this right even if it got him fired. He was tired of just being a tool in the hands of the mayor and his wife. He still had some integrity left. If they fired him he heard that a little town named Pigeon Falls on the other side of the Mackinaw Bridge was looking for a new Constable. He could take it easy and just chase drunks.
So , as he got back to the office ,he gathered his three deputies together and spelled out what he wanted done. In every case that he knew of where a woman was involved in a murder it was either the wife or a girl friend that caused or committed the crime. So he needed to know if the director had a girl friend. He sent the deputies with a picture of the director to every motel in the area. They were to find out if he had checked in and if so get a description of the girl he checked in with. Then he went to interview the wife.
That interview went pretty much as he expected. She said they were very happy. She said he would never be unfaithful. She said he often had to work late with rehearsals and all. She said she was sure she would have known if he was cheating on her. He decided she was either a very good liar or she believed everything she said. So now he had to hope his men came up with something.
The first two deputies came back having found nothing. None of the motels they visited had ever seen the director.
The third deputy , however, had a different story. It seems the director was a regular there. He checked in every Tuesday and Thursday night under the name Of Robert Smythe. But it was the Director for sure. But nobody ever saw the woman. She never came into the office and wore a hooded jacket . The Police Chief was both happy and disappointed. The Director had a girl friend but he didn’t have any way of finding out who she was. That’s when his deputy surprised him. The deputy said “ I noticed they had a security camera covering the parking area so I asked how long they kept the tapes. We were in luck they kept a month’s worth. So I had them pull all the Tuesday and Thursday tapes for the last month. There she was. You couldn’t tell who she is but the blue car shows up clearly. I had them print us a copy. You can’t see the licensee but all we have to do is find that car. Just find the car.
Ican gulped. He knew that car. Things were going to get messy.
To be continued on Thursday

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal
Finally the Enforcers arrived and took the demon into custody. He was now a very small demon. He had broken so many inter-dimensional laws that he would be locked up for a long time. Once they left Tommy Uk, Herman, and Oops sat down at Nancy’s with a cup of coffee and a saffron bun and tried to figure out what had happened. One moment they were about to be destroyed the next the demon seemed to be powerless. There was nothing around the demon but all the lines were cut . The demon seemed to be unable even to escape back into its own dimension before the Enforcers came. Who or what had saved them? They didn’t have the slightest clue. Tommy suggested that it might have been the man in black but nobody had seen him. Oops thought there might have been an overload from all the power the demon was pulling and he just shorted out. Herman thought that an angel might have intervened. But one guess seemed as good as another. They probably would never know. Nancy’s poltergeist refilled Tommy’s cup but nobody seemed to notice the floating coffee pot. They had a mystery to solve.
They left without solving it.
For the rest of the day people commented that somehow when they came into the coffee shop the place seemed happier. Nancy said their three heroes had been here and something of their relief and happiness hung in the air. It never occurred to her that she was dealing with a very happy and contented poltergeist that really liked Pigeon Falls.

Wrap UP
My birthday is this Thursday just to clear up confusion. I had a good day. My sister called and we are still the high bid on the house. I feel sure that will end tomorrow. I visited everyone who listed on linksy at Jeff's today. Lots of very interesting stories, so much better than mine. They put such detail and care into theirs. They are worth the read. I visited all the blogs that left a comment yesterday. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger anthonynorth said...

Yep, some poltergeists can be friendly chaps, I find. Ican Getum is doing well :-)

1:48 AM  
Blogger roughterrain crane said...

The coffee shop must be far more comfortable than a Starbucks. The breath of the brave!

4:16 AM  
Blogger Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Never a dull moment in Pigeon Falls!

So, if I haven't misunderstood you, Dr. John, it is your birthday today...and if I have it's tomorrow.
Regardless, Happy Birthday to you, for when it is actually your Birthday. :))

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Alice Audrey said...

Ok, so the poltergeist did it. Just when I was going to say you couldn't leave it hanging.

So now I'm hooked on Ican's story. You do have a way with this.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

Happy Birthday! :)

7:51 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Holy COW! That blue car doesn't belong to the Chief's WIFE does it??? Ohhhhhh boy...

The poltergeists cut the lines? Ooooooo how tricky! GOOD poltergeists! Good!

PRE-Birthday celebration? I guess this is one of those week long birthdays then... wish I was there...

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm I wonder if the VW belongs to Chief Getum's wife...I would love to see him become the constable in Pigeon Falls...drunks and all watch out...maybe even the demons would have a harder time. Speaking of which...amazing how the demon lost his power and became powerless...ah but I"m glad that happiness is in the air. Excellent Portrait of Words :)

9:44 AM  
Blogger aims said...

Uh oh! Who owns that blue car?

10:07 AM  
Blogger Baron's Life said...

How do you cem up with these stories....?
Happy Pre-Birthday

11:03 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

Well hope I remember to come back and find out what DID happen & who done it!

12:50 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Have a great birthday Dr. John. I have missed catching up on your blog. BLessings!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing the blue car belongs to the DA.
Back from my little vacation and so relieved to know that Pigeon Falls has been saved from the demon!

Happy Birthday week, Dr. John! :)

8:05 PM  
Blogger bettygram said...

Ican has a problem I fear he knows whos car it is.
I am glad Pigeon Falls was safe for now.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Thom - - Dr. John said...

Great cliff hanger. Going to have to tune in Thursday for the next installment. As always, I enjoy your stories John.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Your saying for the day is perfect.

5:18 PM  

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