“Excuse me, sir—are you hiring?”

Fugitive Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: At a cottage on Whispering Cove… Donna Wilson, now the newest resident of Moosehead County, had just taken possession of the little cottage on the cove, located just outside the Village of Danger Bay.

It was the first cottage she’d ever owned.

She was also the proud owner of a customized 1958 Volkswagen she had found at Farkleberry’s.

Ms. Wilson wasn’t rich, but by any standard of wealth, she was well-off. This was due, allegedly, to her divorce settlement. At least, that’s what the local gossip concluded.

Season 15—Adventure 5—Fugitive—Episode 3—Scene 1… Outside Jerkovich Photography… Donna didn’t NEED to work for the money—she LIKED working.


She observed Joey climb out of the truck marked “Jerkovich Photography” in front of the building marked with the same name, “Excuse me, sir—are you hiring?”

Outside Jerkovich Photography ©Jack Boardman“Excuse me, sir—are you hiring?”

Joey was a little taken-aback by the question—it didn’t help that his mind was elsewhere. The woman was petite—and he guessed her age to be mid-forties (he was off by nearly a decade), “I hadn’t been considering hiring anyone.”

She smiled—a one-hundred-thousand-watt-smile—and said, “I hadn’t considered getting a job until I saw your store. I’m an amateur photographer myself.”

Joey melted.

Gaining his composure, he weighed the need for help—it would be nice to keep the store open while he’s away on a “Posse” mission, “Okay, let’s talk.”

The two-way interview lasted about half an hour when a satisfied Joey concluded, “Okay, Donna, when would you like to start?”

“Today?” she replied, “Just one more thing—I’m gay.”

Without so much glimmer of change in his expression, Joey replied, “Let’s get you started.”

Episode 3—Scene 2… At a cabin in Moosehead County… William Carstairs smiled when his men returned, “I have one more job for you before I fire you.”

“Fire us?”

“Yup—but with my recommendation for each one of you with a friend of mine in Chicago. I must start over with people unknown in this area. I think you’ll appreciate the financial bonus you’ll receive if you are successful in your next assignment.”

“What’s our assignment?”

At Carstair’s cabin in Moosehead County ©Jack Boardman“What’s our assignment?”

“You are to pose as members of his militia.”

“Those losers? Most of them never had live ammunition in their weapons.”

“I know that. The attorney I hired to defend Rupert will demand immunity from prosecution for your testimony. It was his wife who wanted him dead.”

“She’s changed her mind?”

“Yes, in exchange for a divorce—and all the income from their franchise operation. All he wants to do is preach his version of the Gospel.”



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11 Responses to “Excuse me, sir—are you hiring?”

  1. Joey Jerkovich says:

    Joey will have time to “convert” her. 😉

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Chris Shouse says:

    Good thing he does not have “Genius” inside of him. I think his brand of the gospel may be terrifying!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. sgtmajcarl says:

    “Excuse me, sir—are you hiring?”


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