20/20 Investigations, Inc…Stone House, Chapter 8.

Muffin and I searched that small room for an hour and found nothing, not any sign of another door anywhere.  No clues of any kind, absolutely nothing, how strange is that?  Why would this passage and room be so clean when the other passage is so dirty?  Is it just meant to lead us in the wrong direction?  Hmm, Muffin, let’s follow the other passage back to the library.  Meow, meow.=Okay, don’t like it hear anyway.  Too close to “skinny”.  So back we went, checking the walls carefully along the way, but still found nothing that would help us.  Was I wrong in thinking that book was a clue?  Back in the library we both pick our favorite chairs to sit and think for awhile.  However, it’s now getting late so we decide on going to bed and start fresh in the morning.

Dark-eyed junco, so many around now.

We both slept well once again and after a good breakfast I remembered seeing something upstairs.  Let’s take another look upstairs Muffin.  Meow, meow?=I thought we going to library?  We will do that, but upstairs first to find something.  Meow.=Okay.  Once in that large upstairs room I begin my search for a particular painting that I remembered seeing up here last time.  Meow, meow?=What we look for?  Sorry Muffin, you’ll have to wait until I find it.  We haven’t checked this room for, I whisper to her.  Meow!=Right!  There it is Muffin, now, what do you see?  Meow, meow.=It painting of library, showing door to passageway.  That’s right, but what else do you notice?

Yellow-bellied sapsucker (female), not everyone’s favorite, but all have a role to play.

I set the painting on the floor for her to see better.  She sits in front of the painting for a couple minutes.  Meow, meow!=That not same bookcase door, it different one over by wall!  That’s right, now let’s go to the library.  Once there I begin looking for the “book” that will open the door.  And there it is!  Wasn’t too hard to find since I knew what I was looking for this time.  I pull the book back and the bookcase swings open into the passageway.  This one is also nice and clean.  Muffin and I venture in slowly and carefully and, as usual, the door closes behind us.  The passage goes a little ways and then turns to the right.  As we enter that part of the passage, we see some light further on.  Now we’re getting somewhere.  I tell Muffin to jump onto my shoulder and watch behind us.  Meow.=Okay.

White-throated sparrow, just showed up today.

I walk slowly along.  Suddenly the floor gives way beneath us and we fall into some kind of small pit or hole like the other passage.  Meow.=Very sleepy.  Yes, me too.  I open my eyes slightly but everything is blurry.  There is light in here and I’m lying on something, feels like a bed.  I move my other arm and Muffin is lying beside me.  My poor head, always feels like this after being drugged with something.  I don’t quite have enough energy to get up yet.  Where are we?  What is going on with this crazy case anyway?  I can’t even think straight right now.  I hear a voice, but it sounds distant and, that voice!

To be continued.

Steve and Muffin.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

38 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc…Stone House, Chapter 8.

  1. Hi Steve, did you posted this wrongly 🤔 I was hoping I needed to wait till Monday. But you are fast! 😉🤗 it’s good to us anyway. So what’s that voice is going to be, is that JR? Or is it the actual client? Or your previous client aka girlfriend Jessica 😜. Honestly tell me, how many passages in your house 🤓? I’ve never been into a secret passage before, The first time I saw a secret passage, Dexter’s laboratory it’s a cartoon super genius kid wil build a secret lab under his house. That’ll be fun to watch 😛😁😜 Ok, it’s too childish. 😁🤓 Looking forward for the next chapter 😍 have a beautiful day Steve and Muffin✨🤗

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    • No, it wasn’t wrong, just an extra chapter to enjoy.😁 That voice, who is it?🤔 It must be JR, but I don’t know JR. Or do I?🤪 Is it the lawyer, is he not really dead?😬 The lawyer’s driver?🤔 He wasn’t with the lawyer the time he was killed.🙄 The police officer maybe?😲 So many choices, but who is it?🤔😳 Have to wait until Monday for that answer!😜 Enjoy your evening Simon!😃😺🌙🌙🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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      • That means tomorrow 😍 You are on fire writing Steve ✍️✨🤗It’s good, but why not long wait 😉🤔 Too many questions, you sure wanted me to sleep 🤓I’m not thinking right now 😜😂.

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      • Got to have questions so I can think of what to write!🤔✍ I won’t be doing this all the time,🙄 but this story might be a bit longer and….wait, no clues!😂😹😄😜

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      • Oh no don’t stop it, we should have fun doing that☺️ we need questions, How can we build up then 😁😉 Plus we enjoy your suspense mysteries. How about next time you try a murder mystery with everyone inside the house and use clues to find the suspect😉😜🤓✍️

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      • Hehe. I already have something in mind similar to that idea coming up.😜 Muffin must be talking to you again.🤔😸 She’s always giving out clues!😹🙄 Not sure when it will happen though, but it’s coming!😁😸🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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      • How did you find that 🤔? I should warn muffin 🙄 I think she is bugged by her hooman😸😹 Glad to know a similar series like that one. Looking forward to it 😁😉👍 So you’ll publish your artwork 😉👍 I’m waiting 🤗

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      • That Muffin, always talking at night when I’m sleeping. What, publish my artwork?😬 Who said that?🤔 Not me.😳 My attempts at art are not doing so well. Sigh.😕😳🙄

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      • 🐱😹 Don’t be mad at her, she is kinda likes me 🥰 Why 🤔🤔🙄 it’s okay to be not okay, I don’t mind to watch through email, but it’s still an artwork ☺️😉✨

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    • Yep, will we find out who’s voice? JR, the lawyer, maybe he’s not dead, the lawyer’s driver, police officer? So many choices. Have a great day Eugenia!😁😸🌞☕☕🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️😳

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    • Yes, lots of passageways that don’t really go anywhere, very odd indeed. Who’s voice did I hear? Was it the lawyer? Maybe he’s not dead after all. Perhaps his driver? The driver wasn’t with the lawyer before. Is it the mysterious JR? Does JR even exist? More fun and mystery coming today! Thanks for reading Ribana!😃😺🌞🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️☕☕

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