"The Dynamic Duo" The old museum

Nancy CzerwinskiStarred Page By Nancy Czerwinski, 26th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1b60pzzm/
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Freddy is now a member of the team. Molly and Robert believe that he will be an asset because he watches the news around the clock. He can fill the team in on news bulletins anytime. It's been quiet on the home front but that is soon to change.

Molly takes a message

Molly was sitting in the living room enjoying the fire in the fireplace. Rusty was upstairs and Mom and Dad had gone to the store. Milly was downstairs in the family room sleeping next to the electric heater. It was cold outside again today. The snow was starting to pile up on the tree lawn. Molly had been watching the snow plow driver every time he went down the street because he would push the snow up on the end of the drive. It was true there was nothing else he could do with the snow but, Dad was starting to complain about having to clear the drive every time the guy went down the street. He just did it again and the end of the driveway was covered in snow again. Dad would have to shovel before he could get in the driveway. That was not a good thought. While Molly was thinking about the end of the driveway a crime was being committed right in the middle of the square. Molly was waiting for the snow plow guy to come down the street again. She had half a mind to go outside and tell him what she thought of his plan. The phone rang but Molly could barely hear it. Mom had the ringer turned down real low for some reason. It was a good thing Molly had exceptional hearing. She picked up the phone on the third ring. It was the Captain from the local police station.

A crime has taken place

The captain asked to talk to Dad and Molly said he was at the store. The Captain decided to leave a message with Molly. A crime had taken place right on the square and the Captain wanted Dad on the case. Molly asked what type of crime and she was told it was a robbery. There was an old building near the town square. Some of the local groups met in the building. The town paid for the upkeep of the building and the top floor was used as a museum. Many of the town's people had donated paintings and artwork to be displayed. Molly knew a women's group met in the basement because Mom was a member. The middle floor was used as a Men's club. They sold trees at Christmas and donated the money to the local food bank. In broad daylight someone had broken into the building and stolen some old Indian arrowheads from long ago. They'd broken a window out of a side door, entered the building and went upstairs to the museum. The curator was there now going over the inventory. There was a painting missing of the town back in the early 1900's. The painting was from so long ago that Molly couldn't understand why anyone would want it. The town looked very different now. Molly told the Captain that she would give Dad the message. It sounded to Molly like the team would be going out on a case soon.

Checking out the crime scene

After Molly hung up the phone she called Robert. He wasn't looking forward to going out in the cold but he told Molly he'd meet her in a few minutes. By the time Robert reached the front door Dad and Mom were home. Molly gave Dad the message from the Captain and he went in his office to call him back. Molly quietly picked up the phone and listened to the conversation. Dad was known for keeping information from Molly so she went around him whenever she felt it was necessary. The Captain told Dad the same thing he'd told Molly. Dad agreed to go over to the square and look around. When Dad came out of his office the first team member he saw was Robert. He asked Robert if he'd like to check out the crime scene. Robert said yes even though he disliked going out in the cold. Molly had a bad feeling about this case. What they had was a very old building in the center of town that a lot of people had access to every single day. Robert went outside on the porch and shivered when the wind picked up speed. Molly told him not to worry because the building had heat. As Molly shut the door she yelled to Freddy to listen for any bulletins about the robbery. Freddy was so excited because he was really going to get to work on a case. What more in life could a fish ask for?

The investigation begins

When Dad pulled up in front of the building there were police everywhere. He parked in a no parking zone. Molly just looked at Robert and shrugged her shoulders. There was nothing she could do with Dad. She just hoped he didn't get a ticket. As they walked up the stairs to the door Robert could see that the bad guys had really done a number on the old door. The window was busted out and the door was in need of repair. In reality though the door was in such bad shape that it wouldn't have taken too much effort to kick it down. Dad entered the building first and Robert and Molly followed. There were people everywhere. A guy was in the corner taking fingerprints and the curator was yelling at everyone and telling them not to touch anything. Dad went upstairs to the museum. He could see exactly where the missing painting had been because there was a faint outline around an empty space. Robert walked over to the display of Indian arrowheads and he could see that several were missing. Why would anyone take some old arrowheads? That was the question of the day. Molly didn't say anything. She was just standing quietly observing everything around her.

To be continued...

"The Dynamic Duo" The team welcomes a new member


"Molly the Border Collie"

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Captain, Museum, Snow, Snowplow, Team, Wind

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you Peter so much for the wonderful moderation.

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author avatar Shamarie
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Great chapter! It feels like the story is about to be full of action! I cannot wait for Dad and the team to encounter the bad guys! Congrats on the star page, Nancy!!!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Shamarie, thank you so very much for your wonderful comment. I'm excited to see this story unfold. This story will take us through winter so the team will be trying to solve this crime during icy, snowy weather conditions. The only one that's sure to be toasty warm will be Freddy. He will be home watching and waiting for news bulletins. Smiles to you today and always.

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author avatar Carol Roach
27th Oct 2015 (#)

and we are off on another adventure

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Carol, thank you so much for your great comment. Yes, we are off on another adventure. I love winter scenes so this will be fun to write. When the team is in the old building they will be warm but if they have to do surveillance it just might get a little chilly! Smiles to you today.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Those Indian arrowheads are cool. Very creative storyline, but shoveling snow is worse than going on an investigation. I'd rather search for criminals than freeze!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Sherri, thanks for the great comment. I thought it would be fun to write a story about an old museum. I think they can be kind of scary in the middle of the night. Who knows who or what is lurking around. I think you would make the perfect private eye. You could solve cases while searching for ghosts. How cool would that be. I myself am not brave enough to search for a ghost so I will have to stick with my stories. Smiles to you today and always.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
27th Oct 2015 (#)

And........congrats on that beautiful gold star!!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Sherri, thank you so much for the comment. I do love the shiny gold star at the top of the page. You are the best!

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author avatar Carol Roach
27th Oct 2015 (#)

could you please read my halloween story ole man jack?

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Carol, I read your Halloween story. It is an awesome story. I shared it on facebook. I think Sherri will love it. She searches out old buildings along with her family. She wrote a wonderful book about her research and adventures. I have the book and it is awesome.

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author avatar Ptrikha
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Great, I am awaiting for what is next.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm so excited about this story. The team will be out in full force. Smiles to you today and always.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Good that the team has made a name for themselves as earlier they were considered a nuisance and had to do the investigation on the stealth! Now when investigators spot them, they can stretch their legs as it is now a done deal with a new member filling the any gap even! They are the professionals with a 100% track record but baddies tempt fate still!

Thanks Nancy for a new setting welcoming the winter; thanks but no thanks with snow shoveling that I only read and see from the warm clime of tropical Asia! siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Siva, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm excited about writing this story. I love snow as long as I don't have to drive in it. There's always been snow in the winter where I live. I would miss it if we didn't have snow. I know you love living in the tropics and it sounds delightful but I'm just so used to winter that I actually look forward to it. The first snowfall is always beautiful. It puts excitement in the air. As time goes on though it gets really cold. Smiles to you today and always.

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author avatar brendamarie
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Nancy, congrats on the star. Another amazing chapter of the story. Thank-you so much for sharing this wonderful story with us.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

brendamarie, you are such a good friend. Thank you for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad that you liked this chapter. I really liked it too. I love the fact that the team will be searching out clues in an old museum. It's going to be cold outside but when they are inside it will be nice and warm. Freddy will be keeping everyone informed from home so he will be an added asset. It's his first case so he's very excited. Smiles to you today and always. I love animals so writing about all different ones has been a joy.

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author avatar Retired
27th Oct 2015 (#)

This is excellent as we have come to expect. Congrats on the well-deserved star!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Jessica, thank you so much for the awesome comment. I'm so happy that you are continuing to follow the team. I never thought that writing could be as much fun as what it has been since I started writing this particular story. I've really learned a lot about my writing style. I really feel comfortable with this style of writing. It's so much fun and that's what I strive for. Smiles to you today and always.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Oct 2015 (#)

You really do have an easy reading style of writing dear Nancy ....and you incorporate all your characters very skilfully.
I expect we are in for quite an adventure yet again .
God richly bless you my friend
Love Stella ><

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th Oct 2015 (#)

Stella, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad that you like my writing style. These characters are so easy to write about and I do think we are in for quite an adventure. Blessings to you dear friend!

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author avatar BNelson
29th Oct 2015 (#)

For sure dealing with the winter weather will present the team with some challenges as you know it's too cold for some of them to be outside.
Sounds like a great story ahead.

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author avatar BNelson
29th Oct 2015 (#)

For sure dealing with the winter weather will present the team with some challenges as you know it's too cold for some of them to be outside.
Sounds like a great story ahead.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Brenda, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad that you like this story. Since I've lived through many winters I know what it's like and you are right some of the animals will not be able to go out in the cold. Smiles to you today and always!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Awesome post and its getting better with every chapter my dear Nancy, love Molly!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Fern, thank you for the great comment. I'm so glad that you love Molly! She's where it all began and the team is growing by leaps and bounds. Smiles to you today and always!

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author avatar Kingwell
3rd Nov 2015 (#)

Loved it! What more could a fish ask for? lol! Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
3rd Nov 2015 (#)

Kingwell, I'm so thankful you liked this chapter. I love this team. They make me laugh when I'm writing the chapters. I guess that's all a writer could ask for. Blessings to you today and always!

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author avatar Sherri Granato
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Being up to date with the news is a great head start.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Sherri, thank you so much for reading this chapter. I think Freddy will be a great asset to the team. He will know what's in the news the minute it's broadcast. I must say that is priceless! Smiles to you today and always!

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