Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 195

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Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 195

“Get up & stretch your legs, as Constance Caraway and her dashing friend Ace Bannion contemplate taking a side-trip.”

Chapter Seventeen

CALL HIM ISAAC

“When will the plane be fixed,” Constance asks a typical girl question, when the answer is guaranteed not to be a simple one.

Ace Bannion uses his teaspoon to stir his bowl of Corn Flakes, mixing the sugar down into the milk. “You know, I never used to like milk CC or boxed cereal for that matter.”

“What did you used to eat for breakfast, oh never mind, you’re changing the subject! That big thing you ditched on its belly, when does it get back in the air?”

“The Angel has an upset stomach,” Ace uses human terms to describe considerable fuselage damage. “But the Douglas sabotagerepair shop cannot touch her until the Civil Aeronautics Board can trace any possible sabotage back to Kansas City.”

“Dirty pool, I’d say,” she said with more than token certainty.

“Those guys need to be taken down; you don’t mess with thirty-five lives and get away with it. And with the Crusade switching to bus mode, for who knows how long, could be months, Billy told me to relax and make sure the rest of the schedule is tied up in a tidy bow.”

“Fanny and Worth are taking care of security for the Crusade for the next month, so that gives us a few days to burn, any ideas?,” Constance isn’t one for sitting around.

“It looks like Worth is fitting in quite nicely,” Ace is surprised that Fanny has brought the Tallahassee attorney into CCI’s everyday operations.

“Yes he is, filling a huge need since we have taken control of Graham security. They work so well together,” which is quite an adjustment for a previously small firm like theirs, “but that is them and we are us.”

You don’t have hit old Ace over the head with a hammer. He can tell that Connie is feeling left out and now that April has rolled around.


Constance Caraway P.I.

Forever Mastadon


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THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 186

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THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 186

…Charlotte gets things done, Gus and if that means she puts the fear of God into a few fence-sitters, so be it…

The conquest of space and time are not the only things that dominate the events of 2032, in the ambitious brains of Deke & Gus. The upcoming Presidential election in November has captured their imaginations and currently commands their attention.

The latent bubbles of youth rise to the surface when it comes to their Uncle Roy and his running mate Charlotte Walker. Not that the spirited would-be-VP has replaced newly-minted-mother Francine in their hearts or lives; it’s more like a healthy slather of Sriracha Aioli on their Corn Flakes.

“This is better than when the Texans went to the Super Bowl last year,” Gus gushes out an equate-able comparison.

“O yeah?! How many kids can say they have the President for a stepfather,” counters Deke who is just as excited about being on the ground floor of a presidential campaign; second only to having stepfathers x2 (Roy & Braden King) and a fox for a stepmother (Francine).

“Shouldn’t you guys be getting for the family portrait? You’re too old to have Francine dress you,” Roy injects some reality into the moment. “Charlotte and her family have been in-and-out of the studio for an hour by now.”

“She scares me Uncle Roy.”

“Are you talking about Francine or Charlotte… I won’t tell.”

“Seriously? She can scare the hide off mountain lion!”

“I am glad you are not the campaign manager. Charlotte gets things done, Gus and if that means she puts the fear of God into a few fence-sitters, so be it.” As a note, Roy’s poll numbers have surged since he announced his running mate. “I need you two to be the best campaign ambassadors out there.”

“Is Francine going with you when you go to New York?”

“Probably, but what does that have to do with anything?”

“Because, because that means Braden will insist we stay at his house.” Gus used to have a crush on ‘that news-fox on channel 13’, but now they are newly-minted family unit and all this in/out – home/away is hard for him to adjust to.


THE RETURN TRIP

Episode 186


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