Thursday, June 04, 2009

Will it ever END?

Today's Link
Monkey's are Funny

Today's Saying
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts. ~Harold Nicolson

Today's Picture
Another try

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story. The words are risible, invigilate, & stagnicolous. Click on any blue highlighted word to get a definition.
The story continues -You can see the rest HERE.

Chief Ican went directly to the Mayor’s home to question the housekeeper only to find the house locked up tight. So he turned around and headed for the Mayor’s office. As he went he was thinking that this case is like an old pond full of dark stagnicolous creatures and you didn’t know which one would bob to the surface next. If it wasn’t so serious it would be risible Here is a murder that involves the town orchestra, newspaper, DA and mayor and who knows what else will turn up. He still didn’t know who the killer was. He had multiple motives fear, rejection, anger but which person followed through and did the crime? Charles feared for his life and may have decided to kill the Director before the Director got to him. The DA may have felt rejected by her lover because she wouldn’t leave the Mayor, the last letters he sent her certainly indicated he was considering ending it. The Mayor may have discovered his wife was cheating on him and killed her lover. It was Chief Ican’s task to invigilate the process and get to the truth.
But now he had to question the acrasial mayor and he could expect a barrage of sevidical words. This was not going to be a pleasant task.
AS he entered the Mayor’s office the Mayor said to him” I was just thinking of you I am looking forward to the day of your summotion. I am really going to enjoy firing you.”
Chief Ican, trying very hard to remain professional , replied “ Fine! But right now you need to answer some questions .”
“What if I don’t want to be bothered and simply ignore you?” the Mayor said.
“Then I think the newspaper and the State’s Attorney might want to know why your not cooperating in a murder investigation in which the prime suspect is your wife.” Ican snapped with a smile. “ First question , Did you know your wife left the safe open sometimes?”
Answer:“No! But it wouldn’t have made any difference she always got home before I did and left after me. So I would have had no opportunity to look in the safe. If that’s what your implying.”
Question: “Do you have any way to prove that?”
“Well you can check my schedule .It’s in the book in the secretaries office and you can ask the housekeeper. She knows when we came and left and she is there all day.” the Mayor said as if that ended the matter.
“Speaking of your housekeeper where is she?” Chief Ican asked.
“Well she hasn’t had a day off since the murder so I told her to take today off and go visit her mother. I can give you the address.” the Mayor responded.
Chief Ican took the address and went to interview the housekeeper.
From that interview he discovered that the Mayor always left before the DA and came home after her. He never came home during the day. So the Mayor seemed to be telling the truth. He also discovered that several days after the murder Charles came to the house carrying a paper bag and demanding that the Mayor pay for some tickets the police had seized when they searched his house. While he was there she had to leave him while she went to take some cookies out of the oven as the timer on the stove was beeping. When she came back he was gone.
Plenty of time , thought the chief, to put a gun in the safe and close it.
So the investigation has come full circle and we are back to Charles.
To be continued tomorrow

And of course with Quilly's words comes the required quivel. Remember to write quivel you must write something that looks like a poem, any style , but is so bad that if it was printed in a book of poetry a true poetic zoilist would tear it out and burn it. What looks like bad haiku is really qiku where the middle line must always contain a Quilly word.

The satgnicolous creature lived in the pond
He had never ventured far beyond
And now with little ones to invigilate
He worried long about their fate
Would the world find them risible?
When they became openly visible.
For the world would know very soon
Of the creature from the black lagoon.

Laughing Men
Laughing Women

Watch Carefully
You Missed

Dirty smelly icky
More pond scum

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.
News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal
Eino has been checking the video everyday of the trench and nothing has shown up. Just video of a trench with nothing happening. Tommy UK looked at the video and raised an interesting question .”If nothing is happening why are the lights on and the video being made? Aren’t they controlled by motion sensors? But there is no motion in the videos. There are no little animals running through , or bats flying, or even sand blowing from the wind. What is turning on the video and the lights? “
Eino doesn’t have an answer to that. But he is sure that nothing is happening.
Willie hasn’t seen anything in the last few days but he has taken to going home two hours earlier from the Fly Inn . That seems to be working well for him. At that time he sees no green men and no big spider like monsters.
Some tourists walking in the woods came across what looked like a huge spider web but no spider. They took a little piece and gave it to the DNR man who sent it to the State Agricultural Lab. They are waiting for the results on those tests. Well the DNR man is waiting as the tourists have gone home.
Earlier in the week a helicopter flying over the woods saw what looked like a big spider web. The pilot who was photographing timber areas for a lumber company took pictures. But when they looked at the pictures later there was no web. He is sure it was there but then it might have been some kind of odd reflection that wouldn’t photograph.

Wrap UP
A nice day. We went shopping. Got some garden stuff and groceries. My sister Dawn called. I visited all the blogs that left comments yesterday and everybody on Quilly's linksy. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous quilly said...

Chief Ican cannot apply for the job in Pigeon Falls, because it seems he will never get this case solved! If he had a tail, he'd be chasing it!

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Chief Ican has come full circle..I still say the maid has something to do with this. How interesting that the camera is on but showing nothing. Willie getting sober? hmmm Wonderful use of the words :)

2:33 AM  
Blogger Sandi McBride said...

Spider webs...invisible or not...give me the heebie jeebies...I'll be reading with one hand over my eyes! You never know when a giant webspinner will come crawling out of the woodwork!

4:08 AM  
Blogger Ordinarily Just Me said...

As always your story is fantastic. Chief Ican seems to be getting mighty aggravated. Let's hope he finishes the case soon so that he can get that other position. Or if not there we have an opening in Honolulu...

4:25 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Your creativity leaves me stunned!

5:31 AM  
Blogger Baron's Life said...

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts. ~Harold Nicolson
How so very true...!
So when are we solving this mystery...the suspense is killing me.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I thought I was on the right trail. Now I am merely confused. Status Quo. Carry on, Sir!

7:04 AM  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

This is a marvellous whodunit. Mindst you, I'd really love a politician to have dunit :-)

7:26 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

ROFL! I agree with Quilly! I was wondering when I read your title today, if it was in reference to Chief Ican... or the hanging garden! I see ROPE has entered the picture!

I love your poems today - especially the last Quiku.

Sooooooo... it's the GIANT VAMPIRE Spider! Only comes out at night... can't be photographed... *nods*... Tommy's gonna need a BIG stake!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Jientje said...

I'll be back for more! You manage to sneak in the words in such a natural way, they just blend in. You're a great writer.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

You're so creative with the words Dr. John. My brain hurts when I look at them! :(

12:23 PM  
Blogger Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I like how you are able to use the words in such a wonderful way.

When you have a second, stop by the blog, I've posted something for you.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Alice Audrey said...

The mystery deepens. So do they ever see the trench being formed? One frame it's there, the next it's gone?

Good idea on the hanging garden. Gives you more garden too.

4:27 PM  
Blogger bettygram said...

I wondered if you were referring to the hanging garden or the mystery.

9:52 PM  

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