It was going to be a difficult day

Copyright Sandra Crook

Copyright Sandra Crook

Inspector Johnson knew it was going to be a difficult day, her old nemesis Hutch had escaped from prison. He had fled the country and was now up to his old tricks in France.  Extortion and murder, those were his trade, and no doubt these days drug dealing.  She was on her way to meet Capitaine Travert, and first impressions always count. Damn the sheep, she was going to be late for the meeting. The day seemed jinxed, even the Eiffel Tower had been hidden by the rain. Then she had laddered her tights, as for the cravat. Damn Hutch.

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  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    Indeed jinxed.. but at least it can only improve from that point…

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do hope so, but Hutch has always had away of spoiling her day.

  2. Snow's Fissures and Fractures

    One of those days…wonder if it will go up or down from there.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I hope not, but Hutch has always had away of spoiling her day.

  3. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Hell hath no fury as a woman with laddered tights. 😉 Not a good day at all. Look out, Hutch.



  4. lingeringvisions by Dawn

    Damn them all!
    I felt the frustration.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It’s not like her, something has really got to her.

  5. gahlearner

    Herr irritation shows loud and clear. At least she’ll have good food and wine. 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Good food and wine, that is so true, I let her know.

  6. Sandra

    There are days like that. 🙁

    1. Michael Humphris

      That so true,

  7. creatingahome

    Hope she sees the sunshine soon.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Me too. Mike

  8. FabricatingFiction

    I think I’d go back to bed…

    1. Michael Humphris

      What a good idea.

  9. elmowrites

    I feel for your character. That’s pretty much how I’m feeling today, except my nemesis is a 3 year old!

    1. Michael Humphris

      The days of caring for a three year old for me has long gone, but I remember the challenge well. It’s was a challenge that benefited from sharing.

  10. ceayr

    Made me chuckle, well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad my story had that effect, thank you. Mike

  11. aliciajamtaas

    Ouch! What a day! Well described.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, Mike

  12. wmqcolby

    I loved the intrigue of this story, Mike. The sheep blockade came through well, too. I’m afraid I don’t know about “laddered tights and the cravat.” What does it mean?

    Great story! Five out of five wool sweaters.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Johnson’s does not like the police forces dress code, she would prefer trousers and as for the cravat it just irritates her. But I should have left the cravat out of the equation it was not needed.

      1. wmqcolby

        Gotcha. Thanks, Mike!

  13. patriciaruthsusan

    Interesting story, Mike. Looks like it’s going to be all uphill for the Inspector. Let’s hope things improve. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      I hope so to, she usually settles down to get the job done right,

  14. mickwynn2013

    Some days things are just not meant to go right

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s very true.

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