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#1 Luke

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:15 AM

Here we go again. I don't think I've mentioned this before, but since the stories I do are original, you are welcome to use any reference materials, online or otherwise, to help out. Other than that, the rules are the same: Yes / No questions only.


John and Fred had been friends for decades. They grew up as neighbors in the same tiny Minnesota town, had been the best man for each other's weddings, had joined the Army together, had been wounded on the same mission in Vietnam, had recovered in the same hospital room, and had even received their Purple Hearts on the same day. John had even served as a pallbearer when Fred's first wife had died. There were no secrets between the two friends.

After Fred's wife had died, their weekly Thursday night card games had come to halt for a few years. But Fred had remarried now, so John and his wife Jane came to Fred's house to meet his new wife Flora and to resume the old traditional card game.

They played in the living room, as always. The room was pretty much the same as it had been when they last played. Some of the books on the big bookcase had changed, and the Purple Heart over the fire place had been joined by a picture of Fred's first wife and an award of Flora's. "That's her gallon pin for donating blood," Fred explained when John asked about the award. "She earned it at the same age we earned our medals."

When the foursome sat down to play, Fred took his usual spot with his back to the bookcase. John sat opposite him. Flora sat with her back to the fireplace, and Jane sat opposite her. During the card game (in which Fred won a fair amount of money), they learned that Flora had grown up with her adoptive parents in Minneapolis, but that she had been born in that very same small town. To John's great amusement, they also learned that the she was too young to remember much about Vietnam at all, and had little interest in the old war stories.

As John and Jane were driving home late that night, Jane asked, "Did anything seem odd to you tonight?"
"Yes," John replied.
"Are you going to do anything about it?" she asked.
"I can't," John said with sigh.
"I understand, dear. I'll take care of it."

The next day Fred was arrested and Flora was admitted to the hospital and treated for shock.

Why?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:20 AM

Are Fred and Flora related by blood?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

Was Fred arrested for a violent crime?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

Who is Tom?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:38 AM

Who is Tom?

Me, dude. I mean, duh.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:39 AM

Who is Tom?


Tom was a name I had used earlier, but replaced. My bad. Let me get that fixed, and then pretend it never happened.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:39 AM


Who is Tom?


Tom was a name I had used earlier, but replaced. My bad. Let me get that fixed, and then pretend it never happened.

Great. I'm being erased from history.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

Are Fred and Flora related by blood?


Yes.

Was Fred arrested for a violent crime?


No.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

Flora's his daughter? Or Fred's first wife's daughter?

And Jane realizes this because she's looking at Flora, and over Flora's shoulder is a picture of Fred's first wife? She sees a resemblance?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:43 AM



Who is Tom?


Tom was a name I had used earlier, but replaced. My bad. Let me get that fixed, and then pretend it never happened.

Great. I'm being erased from history.


It's a pretty crappy history. You're not losing much.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

So, was Fred arrested or incest?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:15 AM

Was Flora seen by any type of mental health specialist when she was admitted to the hospital?

Was Flora given blood when admitted to the hospital?

Was Flora given large amounts of other fluids when admitted to the hospital?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Either I'm making these way too easy, or you guys are learning how I think. This thing is coming together in a hurry.

Still some work to do get the whole story out.

Flora's his daughter? Or Fred's first wife's daughter?

And Jane realizes this because she's looking at Flora, and over Flora's shoulder is a picture of Fred's first wife? She sees a resemblance?


Who is he? Yes, no, no.

So, was Fred arrested or incest?


Yes. Good grief, you guys are moving fast...

Was Flora seen by any type of mental health specialist when she was admitted to the hospital?

Was Flora given blood when admitted to the hospital?

Was Flora given large amounts of other fluids when admitted to the hospital?


Yes, no, no.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:03 AM

So what you are saying is that Fred is Flora's dad and they were kanoodeling - she donated the blood because he needed transfusions to stay alive.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:12 AM

Wait, is Flora Fred's daughter? Or just Fred's first wife's daughter (from a tryst out of their marriage)?




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