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  1. bassmanbob commented on Annie 9 days ago

    Previous chapters can be found on 6/25, 6/27, 6/30, 7/08 & 7/11

    Hi Nun’Ya Bidness I’m trying to post about one chapter a week. I put my previous story out as one post and it was too much. Thanks for reading.

    Peace

    BB

  2. bassmanbob commented on Dick Tracy 9 days ago

    Thanks to all for your encourgement.

    Peace

    BB

  3. bassmanbob commented on Annie 9 days ago

    Thanks David for your encourgement.

  4. bassmanbob commented on Dick Tracy 9 days ago

    The Dr. Magpie Chronicles
    .

    Chapter 6
    .

    “Please fasten your seatbelt and place your head down as low as you can”! Tracy barely heard what the stewardess said, instead taking a quick scan of who was on this flight.
    “Maybe about fifteen people tops, including the flight crew”. He quickly concluded. All the passengers seemed to be employees of Warbucks International but no one of particular importance. “Something seems wrong about the way that engine exploded like that”. He pondered the possibility that someone sabotaged the plane to bring it down, but why?
    “Mr. Tracy, I must ask you to fasten your seat beat and place your head as low as you can. The pilot is going to try an emergency landing in a few minutes but it might be a little rough”. Tracy, noticing the fear on the stewardess face smiled while reassuring her that everything would turn out alright.
    “If only I could convince myself that we’ll get through this”, he sighed. Tracy began thinking of Tess and how much he loved her. He felt pangs of sorrow rising up in him when he thought about how devastated she’d be over this tragedy. “Snap out of it Dick, you need all your strength and focus to get out of this”, he said out loud as he demanded himself to push any thought of defeat from his mind.
    Meanwhile,
    It took about 20 excruciating long minutes for the cab to get to the airport. Handing the driver a couple of twenties and telling him to keep the change, Annie leaped out of the cab and ran towards the nearest terminal.
    “Golly, there’s no way to know who’s on the plane. It could be Daddy, Amelia or anyone else”! She worriedly thought as she saw the lights of all the emergency vehicles that were prepared for the worst. “At least it’s easy to tell what runway the plane’s gonna try to land on”! She grimly realized while trying to figure out a way to get close enough to the runway to see if the plane landed safely. “It’s not like one of “Daddy’s” planes to have mechanical or engine problems”, she angrily thought when she remembered what Tom Short told her when he explained how Red Rover was brought down due to a sabotage that was never solved. “Could the same people who got to Red Rover in an attempt to kill “Daddy” somehow manage to sabotage the plane”? She knew that had to be a possibility. Her attention was quickly diverted upward towards her right when she heard a loud roar come from up above.
    “It’s the plane”! She shouted out loud, fear welling up in her. She quickly noticed the black smoke coming out of one of the engines which she knew couldn’t be good. Knowing that there was nothing she could do except wait to see what happened in the next few minutes, Annie found herself saying a prayer for the plane to land safely, an act that surprising brought her an immediate sense of peace and calmness.
    Tracy raised his head to snatch a quick glance at where they were and was shocked to see the runway mere feet below them. “THIS IS IT! He shouted while bracing himself for what he hoped would be a safe landing.
    A shout of “HERE SHE COMES”! Brought her back to awareness regarding the plane which seemed mere seconds away from landing. “It looks like it’s wobbling way too much”, Annie feared right at the moment the front wheel of the plane touched the runway.
    Tracy suddenly felt a large jot that almost knocked him out of his seat.
    Then everything went dark.
    .

    To Be Continued…

  5. bassmanbob commented on Annie 9 days ago

    The Dr. Magpie Chronicles
    .

    Chapter 6
    .

    “Please fasten your seatbelt and place your head down as low as you can”! Tracy barely heard what the stewardess said, instead taking a quick scan of who was on this flight.
    “Maybe about fifteen people tops, including the flight crew”. He quickly concluded. All the passengers seemed to be employees of Warbucks International but no one of particular importance. “Something seems wrong about the way that engine exploded like that”. He pondered the possibility that someone sabotaged the plane to bring it down, but why?
    “Mr. Tracy, I must ask you to fasten your seat beat and place your head as low as you can. The pilot is going to try an emergency landing in a few minutes but it might be a little rough”. Tracy, noticing the fear on the stewardess face smiled while reassuring her that everything would turn out alright.
    “If only I could convince myself that we’ll get through this”, he sighed. Tracy began thinking of Tess and how much he loved her. He felt pangs of sorrow rising up in him when he thought about how devastated she’d be over this tragedy. “Snap out of it Dick, you need all your strength and focus to get out of this”, he said out loud as he demanded himself to push any thought of defeat from his mind.
    Meanwhile,
    It took about 20 excruciating long minutes for the cab to get to the airport. Handing the driver a couple of twenties and telling him to keep the change, Annie leaped out of the cab and ran towards the nearest terminal.
    “Golly, there’s no way to know who’s on the plane. It could be Daddy, Amelia or anyone else”! She worriedly thought as she saw the lights of all the emergency vehicles that were prepared for the worst. “At least it’s easy to tell what runway the plane’s gonna try to land on”! She grimly realized while trying to figure out a way to get close enough to the runway to see if the plane landed safely. “It’s not like one of “Daddy’s” planes to have mechanical or engine problems”, she angrily thought when she remembered what Tom Short told her when he explained how Red Rover was brought down due to a sabotage that was never solved. “Could the same people who got to Red Rover in an attempt to kill “Daddy” somehow manage to sabotage the plane”? She knew that had to be a possibility. Her attention was quickly diverted upward towards her right when she heard a loud roar come from up above.
    “It’s the plane”! She shouted out loud, fear welling up in her. She quickly noticed the black smoke coming out of one of the engines which she knew couldn’t be good. Knowing that there was nothing she could do except wait to see what happened in the next few minutes, Annie found herself saying a prayer for the plane to land safely, an act that surprising brought her an immediate sense of peace and calmness.
    Tracy raised his head to snatch a quick glance at where they were and was shocked to see the runway mere feet below them. “THIS IS IT! He shouted while bracing himself for what he hoped would be a safe landing.
    A shout of “HERE SHE COMES”! Brought her back to awareness regarding the plane which seemed mere seconds away from landing. “It looks like it’s wobbling way too much”, Annie feared right at the moment the front wheel of the plane touched the runway.
    Tracy suddenly felt a large jot that almost knocked him out of his seat.
    Then everything went dark.
    .

    To Be Continued…

  6. bassmanbob commented on Dick Tracy 20 days ago

    Previous chapters can be found on 6/25, 6/27, 6/30 & 7/08
    .

    The Dr. Magpie Chronicles
    .

    Chapter 5
    .

    Dick, reclining back in his seat was amazed at how fast Warbucks private jet seemed to fly. “Makes flying coach seem like horse & buggy” he chuckled to himself. He was glad Tess was so supportive of what he was doing. He was surprised at how fast she got over her shock at his walking away from the only job he ever knew.
    “She’s a real gem, putting up with me being away from home so often because of the job all these years”. He vowed right there to make good on this assignment so she could be proud of him. “Let’s see what’s in these papers that can help me locate Annie”. Tracy had requested that several days’ worth of the local Chicago papers be on the flight in order for him to see what was happening in the city. He hoped something would jump out at him that would help find her. After about a half an hour Tracy came across a small story that caught his attention.

    “The Mysterious Dr. Magpie to bring his traveling medicine show to local venues”.

    Before Tracy had a chance to read the entire article he was jolted out of his seat by a loud explosion that seemed to come from right out his window. “Ye Gads, what was that”? He shouted out loud while getting his answer a moment later when he saw the flames shooting out of the left wings engine.
    .

    Meanwhile, at the Hotel,,,
    .

    As she slept on the rooms sofa something in Annie’s subconscious seemed to be repeating itself, like a car alarm the kept going off in the middle of the night. She began to get restless until she was jolted to full awareness upon clearly hearing the name “Warbucks” coming from the TV. Looking at it she read what was scrolling across the screen.
    “Plane owned by Warbucks Industries has experienced engine problems and is attempting to make an emergency landing at O’Hare airport”!
    Annie, who knew she would never forgive herself if her “Daddy” was on that plane and something happened to him was practically out the door and headed to the airport before the reporter finished his sentence. Running to catch a cab Annie accidently bumped into a short, stubble man wearing a long dark coat
    . “Sorry mister, I didn’t see you”. The man just smiled, handed Annie a piece of paper and walked away. “What an odd man”. She thought to herself as she sat down in the cab that was waiting on the corner. After telling the driver where she wanted to go Annie looked at the paper the man had given her. “Come out and see the Mysterious Dr. Magpie and his traveling medicine show”!
    .

    To Be Continued……..

  7. bassmanbob commented on Annie 20 days ago

    Previous chapters can be found on 6/25, 6/27, 6/30 & 7/08
    .

    The Dr. Magpie Chronicles
    .

    Chapter 5
    .

    Dick, reclining back in his seat was amazed at how fast Warbucks private jet seemed to fly. “Makes flying coach seem like horse & buggy” he chuckled to himself. He was glad Tess was so supportive of what he was doing. He was surprised at how fast she got over her shock at his walking away from the only job he ever knew.
    “She’s a real gem, putting up with me being away from home so often because of the job all these years”. He vowed right there to make good on this assignment so she could be proud of him. “Let’s see what’s in these papers that can help me locate Annie”. Tracy had requested that several days’ worth of the local Chicago papers be on the flight in order for him to see what was happening in the city. He hoped something would jump out at him that would help find her. After about a half an hour Tracy came across a small story that caught his attention.

    “The Mysterious Dr. Magpie to bring his traveling medicine show to local venues”.

    Before Tracy had a chance to read the entire article he was jolted out of his seat by a loud explosion that seemed to come from right out his window. “Ye Gads, what was that”? He shouted out loud while getting his answer a moment later when he saw the flames shooting out of the left wings engine.
    .

    Meanwhile, at the Hotel,,,
    .

    As she slept on the rooms sofa something in Annie’s subconscious seemed to be repeating itself, like a car alarm the kept going off in the middle of the night. She began to get restless until she was jolted to full awareness upon clearly hearing the name “Warbucks” coming from the TV. Looking at it she read what was scrolling across the screen.
    “Plane owned by Warbucks Industries has experienced engine problems and is attempting to make an emergency landing at O’Hare airport”!
    Annie, who knew she would never forgive herself if her “Daddy” was on that plane and something happened to him was practically out the door and headed to the airport before the reporter finished his sentence. Running to catch a cab Annie accidently bumped into a short, stubble man wearing a long dark coat
    . “Sorry mister, I didn’t see you”. The man just smiled, handed Annie a piece of paper and walked away. “What an odd man”. She thought to herself as she sat down in the cab that was waiting on the corner. After telling the driver where she wanted to go Annie looked at the paper the man had given her. “Come out and see the Mysterious Dr. Magpie and his traveling medicine show”!
    .

    To Be Continued……..

  8. bassmanbob commented on Annie 23 days ago

    Thank you for the kind words of support.

  9. bassmanbob commented on Dick Tracy 23 days ago

    Previous chapters can be found on 6/25, 6/27 & 6/30

    The Dr. Magpie Chronicles

    .
    Chapter 4
    .

    “Welcome aboard Tracy. I’m glad to have you as part of my team”.
    Warbucks was pleased that someone as esteemed and experienced as Dick Tracy would agree to meet with him to discuss joining his security team. He didn’t put much stock in everything he’d learned about Tracy’s recent difficulties and falling out with his chief. “Different philosophy towards how the job should be done, that’s all”. He reassured him when Tracy felt obligated to mention his disputed with the chief. Warbucks gave Tracy all the information he knew regarding Annie’s whereabouts as well as access to all the funds he might need while stressing how important it was that she not find out he was having her trailed.
    “She’d get really upset with me for not trusting her”. He chuckled as he and Tracy shook hands to seal the deal.
    “Don’t worry Warbucks, I’ll locate Annie and keep you updated on how she’s doing without her ever knowing I was there”.
    “Dick, I know you’ll do a splendid job. We’re very similar you know.
    Tracy was curious over what Warbucks just said and his face showed it. Warbucks began to laugh. “We’re just two old dinosaurs who can’t help but do things the old fashion, hands on way. Tracy smile at what Warbucks just said.
    “Perhaps you’re right Oliver. But you shouldn’t be calling me old. You look years older than me and I have better hair”.
    “Bah, didn’t anyone tell you bald is in”? The two of them shared a final laugh as Warbucks walked Tracy to his private jet for the flight to Chicago.
    .

    Meanwhile;

    .

    “Well, this great adventure of mine is sure off to a roaring start”! Annie couldn’t suppress the disappointment welling up in her over the lack of anything happening the past week. “Just my luck to come here during what has got to be the most peaceful, uneventful week in Chicago’s history”. Sitting by the desk in the motel room she was staying at Annie decided to turn on the TV to see if there was anything of interest on. “She knew that her “Daddy” would be biting at the bit to locate her and bring her back home before she was ready.
    .

    “Sure glad I registered under the made up name of Shirley Bell instead of my real name”. She knew that it was only a matter of time that either her daddy or someone sent by him would try to locate her. She realized staying one step ahead of them would be a challenge but she found herself welcoming the challenge as she dozed off to sleep.
    .
    To Be Continued,,,,,

  10. bassmanbob commented on Annie 23 days ago

    Previous chapters can be found on 6/25, 6/27 & 6/30

    The Dr. Magpie Chronicles

    .

    Chapter 4

    .

    “Welcome aboard Tracy. I’m glad to have you as part of my team”.
    Warbucks was pleased that someone as esteemed and experienced as Dick Tracy would agree to meet with him to discuss joining his security team. He didn’t put much stock in everything he’d learned about Tracy’s recent difficulties and falling out with his chief. “Different philosophy towards how the job should be done, that’s all”. He reassured him when Tracy felt obligated to mention his disputed with the chief. Warbucks gave Tracy all the information he knew regarding Annie’s whereabouts as well as access to all the funds he might need while stressing how important it was that she not find out he was having her trailed.
    “She’d get really upset with me for not trusting her”. He chuckled as he and Tracy shook hands to seal the deal.
    “Don’t worry Warbucks, I’ll locate Annie and keep you updated on how she’s doing without her ever knowing I was there”.
    “Dick, I know you’ll do a splendid job. We’re very similar you know.
    Tracy was curious over what Warbucks just said and his face showed it. Warbucks began to laugh. “We’re just two old dinosaurs who can’t help but do things the old fashion, hands on way. Tracy smile at what Warbucks just said.
    “Perhaps you’re right Oliver. But you shouldn’t be calling me old. You look years older than me and I have better hair”.
    “Bah, didn’t anyone tell you bald is in”? The two of them shared a final laugh as Warbucks walked Tracy to his private jet for the flight to Chicago.
    .

    Meanwhile;

    .

    “Well, this great adventure of mine is sure off to a roaring start”! Annie couldn’t suppress the disappointment welling up in her over the lack of anything happening the past week. “Just my luck to come here during what has got to be the most peaceful, uneventful week in Chicago’s history”. Sitting by the desk in the motel room she was staying at Annie decided to turn on the TV to see if there was anything of interest on. “She knew that her “Daddy” would be biting at the bit to locate her and bring her back home before she was ready.
    .

    “Sure glad I registered under the made up name of Shirley Bell instead of my real name”. She knew that it was only a matter of time that either her daddy or someone sent by him would try to locate her. She realized staying one step ahead of them would be a challenge but she found herself welcoming the challenge as she dozed off to sleep.
    .

    To Be Continued,,,,,