The words for this week's ten word challenge were: parasite, meals on wheels, crows, it's my fault, everything but the kitchen sink, on sale, patriotism, the love of my life, library card, common sense And for the mini: blackmail, California, stethoscope, postage, crank
A continuing story of Sandra Shore.
The comic book, her only clue, Sandy read very carefully. During the intense study, she made numerous trips to the kitchen, and her cupboard was bare, eaten was everything but the kitchen sink. Its my fault that I have gained so much weight she said to herself. She wished she had meals on wheels.
The invisible hero in the comic book were crows. A parasite had mutated ,and was threatening the world. Patriotism was encouraged by the lab Common Sense. Common Sense was the lab that the parasite had begun its growing. Dr Fling brought in an American Eagle to eat the parasite,but it was too large and clumsy in the building. Flying without impediment the crows took out the parasite's leading troops. The credit went to the American Eagle, and the truly patriotic invisible crows graciously let him have the honor.
Sandy could not find a clue. What did that story have to do with the explosion? While she was pacing back and forth to the kitchen, her penguin dressed like Shirlock Homes appeared handing her a library card on which the book The Love of My Life was taken out. It was her card and the book was way over due, although she could not remember having had the book.
The over due book required Sandy to make a trip to the library to pay the fine. Really she suspected that the penguin gave her the card to get her to go to the library. As she climbed the steps to enter the library she noticed the sign toy polar bears on sale in the window of the building next door. After paying the fine, Sandy decided to check out the toy polar bears. The polar bears seemed to be an odd item to put on sale.
The building next door to the library was a toy shop, but to Sandy it looked more like a museum. The toys were vintage, and the prices were high. Odder if there was such a thing, was each of the three medium size polar bears was holding something different. One had a letter, one had a stethoscope, the last one a crank. Sandy picked up the bear holding the letter. The envelope had a postage stamp. It was addressed to Sandra Shore at her address in California. The envelope was not sealed, and a letter could be seen. Sandy removed the letter. It read:
Sandra you should look closer at your penguin. That was not your penguin that gave you your library card,but a substitute. If you want your penguin back safe and sound, buy this bear and put $40,000 in this envelope, and bring back the bear. Also stop your investigation into the Poet's Corner explosion. She stood in shock. This was a blackmail letter. From the corner of her eye she caught the exiting man in the multicolored hooded sweatshirt and a large full sized polar bear.
Continued next week.