“We scored!”

Joey Keller Banner ©JBoardmanPreviously: “I’m glad we can get away for a while and spend some time at the Canal Park Lodge, Ralph,” Linda was happy to be away from the current drama in Danger Bay.

 “That works for me, Ralph,” Linda replied. Continue reading

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“What’s next?”

Joey Keller Banner ©JBoardmanPreviously: “Certainly, Ma’am,” Susan McLeod replied, “Lakeside rooms?”

“Are they more expensive? Hanson asked.

“Not at this time—there’s an event in Duluth that’s affecting our rentals.”

“Then lakeside, please,” Hanson replied.

“Done,” Susan replied, “Enjoy your stay.” Continue reading

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“Where do you suggest we look?”

Joey Keller Banner ©JBoardmanSeason 18, Adventure 3, Joey Keller, Episode 6… Outside the Posse HQ… The entire Posse met outside their HQ.

“We must find Keller,” Mac said, “Before he discovers where we are and attacks us here.”

Continue reading

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Marshal Talley

Joey Keller Banner ©JBoardmanSeason 18, Adventure 3, Joey Keller, Episode 7… Scene 1… Marshal Talley… Marshal Talley is the owner of the Lakeside Suites Hotel on Lake Superior, and since opening the hotel, it has become the “go to” hotel on the Danger Bay waterfront.

A long-time manager for the Duluth Casual Suites Hotel in Canal Park, he decided to take a chance and open his own hotel.

The Lakeside Suites was a welcome addition to Danger Bay.

Marshal Talley Owner inside hotel lobby ©JBoardman

The Lakeside Suites was a welcome addition to Danger Bay.

It would quickly cause some concern for the owners of the Blue Swallow Motels in Moosehead County.

They had a near monopoly in the county; and weren’t interested in having competition.

The hotel Marshal purchased had fallen on hard-times due to poor management over the years; they failed to keep the hotel up, and it soon fell into a place nobody wanted to stay-in.

After months of work, the hotel succeeded beyond his wildest expectations.

It also caught the attention of Joey Keller.

He had decided after the Posse was getting too close to finding-out his hideout’s location.

Episode 7… Scene 2… Boomer & Mac arrived in the Hotel Lobby… “Marshal, as I live and breathe; you’re here!” Boomer exclaimed.

Boomer & Mac arrived inside the hotel lobby ©JBoardman

“Marshal, as I live and breathe; you’re here!”

“I am,” Marshal replied, “You told me how much you loved Danger Bay, so I had to check it out.”

(And that, Gentle Reader, about sums it up!)

“May I introduce you to Carl ‘Big Mac’ McIntyre?”

“Yes,” He replied, “But how did you get such a nick-name?”

“Do you have to ask?”

Marshal laughed.

Unnoticed by Marshal and our heroes; Joey Keller was just about to enter the hotel lobby when he caught sight of Boomer and Mac; and quickly departed.

Keller just can’t seem to catch a break.

He returned to his hide-out; totally frustrated, and worried. He had to find a new hideout.

He would eventually succeed.

“Would you like a tour of the hotel?” Marshal asked.

“Sure,” Mac rumbled, “Starting with the cafeteria.”

“Follow me,” Marshal replied.

Our story will be Continued…

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“We’ll hang-out here for the time being.”

Joey Keller Banner ©JBoardmanPreviously: “I am,” Marshal replied, “You told me how much you loved Danger Bay, so I had to check it out.”

(And that, Gentle Reader, about sums it up!)

“May I introduce you to Carl ‘Big Mac’ McIntyre?” Continue reading

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“Orders, boss?”

Joey Keller Banner ©JBoardmanSeason 18, Adventure 3, Joey Keller, Episode 5… A meeting inside Keller’s HQ… Mary Schmidt, Lola Masters,Regina Hanson and Lois Wilson were all at the meeting with Joey Keller.

“Orders, Boss?” Regina asked.

A Meeting inside Keller’s HQ ©JBoardman

“Orders, Boss?”

“Simple, he replied, “Find this so-called posse, and when you find them; kill them.”

“It’s my understanding that there are more of them than there are of us,” Regina protested.

“There are,” he replied, “But, they usually travel in pairs; take them out wherever you find them.”

“Very well,” Lola agreed, “It won’t be easy.”

“That’s true,” he replied, “The sooner you start, the better.”

The four left Keller’s HQ; and rode off in pairs.”

Regina and Lola rode together, “We shouldn’t underestimate the posse-members.”

“That’s for sure, Lola.”

They started in Danger Bay; riding past the Posse HQ and didn’t realize it was there.

It was too-well hidden.

They rode through downtown Danger Bay, and found nothing, “I’m beginning to think they’re not in town.”

“Yeah, Lola,” Regina replied, But now we must continue our search; perhaps in a local bar; I require a drink.”

They remained in the bar for several hours and began to become well and properly drunk.

The two were no more than mounting their ‘cycles when Sheriff Andy Silverthorn pulled them over, “You two appear to be impaired; climb off your bikes.

They failed the test; big time.

Soon the found themselves in the Moosehead County jail.

(I have no sympathy for them, Gentle Reader, do you?)

Our story will be continued…

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YIKES

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Season 18, Adventure 3, Joey Keller, Episode  3… Outside Flyspeck, Moosehead County; Scene 1… Boomer & Mac were passing the Blue Swallow Motel… Boomer & Mac were passing the Blue Swallow Motel, when a gold Mustang pulled-out directly in front of them.

“YIKES!” Boomer exclaimed, “That was close!”

Boomer & Mac were passing the Blue Swallow Motel ©JBoardman

“YIKES!”

“Dumbass!” Mac rumbled ominously, “If we had the time…”

“Indeed,” Boomer agreed, “But we don’t.”

This Blue Swallow Motel (part of a successful motel chain in the north country) was the place most residents recommended when asked about lodging in the county. All are well-managed, clean, and friendly.

“Let’s go into the office and flash our badges, and see what we can learn from the clerk,” Mac suggested.

“That works for me,” Boomer agreed.

“Excuse me, Miss,” Mac said as he showed his badge, “What can you tell us about the folks who own the bikes outside?”

“Not much, except they’re all women who arrived with some men,” she replied, “They’re quiet; sometimes with some guests, I can hear every word they say.”

“Did you notice what kind of car the men were driving?” Boomer asked.

“I’m not good with car brands, but it was a gold convertible.”

Mac & Boomer looked at each other, and grinned; that was the car that almost ran into them.

“Thank you, Miss,” Boomer said, We’ve taken-up too much of your time already; you’ve been quite helpful.”

“Now what?” Mac asked.

“We can sit in the car, and listen to my kick-ass stereo,” Boomer laughed.

“Or we can go the the Blue Swallow Cafe and grab lunch,” Mac replied.

Our story will be Continued…

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“Tell you wife that you’re a keeper.”

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Season 18, Adventure 3, Joey Keller, Episode 4… Boomer & Mac inside the Blue Swallow Cafe… “Isn’t this Cozy!”

Boomer & Mac inside the Blue Swallow Café ©JBoardman

“Isn’t this Cozy!”

“It certainly is, Mac,” Boomer replied, “And just look who’s here; the new motel occupants, I suspect.”

“Should we go over and say hello?” Mac asked, with a sly grin.

“Sure, as long as you hide your badge.”

“Oops,” Mac laughed, as he hid his badge, “Better?”

“Immensely.”

The friends slowly ambled towards the four women, taking their time and greeting othe customers along the way; until they were close.

One of the women looked Mac up and down, slowly and said, “Hello there tall dark and, well two out of three isn’t bad.”

Mac grinned, widely, before replying, “At my age; that’s a high compliment, one that could get me in deep trouble with my bride of fifty-years.”

The woman laughed and replied, “Tell your wife you’re a keeper.”

“I hope, by now, she already knows that.”

Turning to Boomer, she said, “And I suspect you would answer the same as your overgrown friend?”

“Yes,” Boomer replied, But only 39 years in my case.”

“Ladies; we aren’t going to score with these gentlemen.”

The other three women grinned; and then turned their to the men leering at them at the bar.

Our two heroes moved away and found an empty table; ordered drinks; and hung-around, just to listen to the various conversations going-on around them.

“Them women look like they need a good man,” a rather seedy-looking man at their left mused to his friends, “I reckon I’ll go over and say howdy.”

At another table, a young man in bi-overalls commented to his friends, “I’m going to try and score with that blonde.”

Neither one scored; they all returned to their respective tables.

Our story will be Continued...

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“I’m sure you will.”

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Season 18, Adventure 2, Joey Keller, Episode 3 Scene 1… Inside Keller’s HQ…

Mary Schmidt, Lola Masters, Regina Hanson, & Lois Wilson arrived at the HQ for the first time.

“Welcome Ladies, to my headquarters, Keller greeted, Arrangements have been made for your housing at a nearby Motel.”

“A flea-bag motel?” Regina Hanson asked.

“Not at all, it’s part of the Blue Swallow motel chain,” he replied, “they have a great reputation.”

“We’ll let you know if we agree,” Hanson replied.

“I’m sure you will.”

Inside Keller's Cabin

“I’m sure you will”

“Count on it,” Lois Williams replied.

“Very well,” Keller replied, “Let’s get you situated in a motel.”

“How ‘situated’?”

“Rent paid in full each month, and a stipend to spend on whatever you wish, situated.”

“I guess that will have to do,” Williams laughed.

“I don’t know, Lois,” Regina replied, “This seems a bit too good to be true.”

Episode 3, Scene 2… Keller & Company arrived at the Blue Swallow Motel… “Well, what do you think?”

Keller & company arrived at the Blue Swallow Motel ©JBoardman

“Well, what do you think?”

“Not bad on the outside,” Lola Masters observed, “it looks well-managed.”

“Agreed, Lola,” Regina said, “I’ve certainly seen worse.”

Our story will be Continued…

 

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“What’s next, Boss?”

Joey Keller Banner ©JBoardman

Season 18, Adventure 2, Joey Keller, Episode 2; Scene 1… Inside the Posse HQ… “What’s next, Boss?”

The Posse met at their Posse™ HQ Again ©JBoardman

“What’s next, Boss?”

“We’ll be looking for Keller’s new hideout, Boomer,” Mac rumbled, “Fan-out and check every place they could be hiding.”

“That covers a lot of territory, Mac.”

“I know, but we have little choice.”

“We’ll check Moosehead City,” Chris Earp replied, “That’s a fertile place for down and outers.”

“Do it,” Mac replied, “Boomer, you and I will visit Flyspeck; there’s plenty of likely candidates there.”

“Joey and I will check the motels in the county, Debra offered,  “There should be several gang candidates there, as well.”

“Linda and I will wander around the Grand Marais area,” Ralph added, Just to see what we will find.”

“Good idea,” Mac replied, You never know what you’ll find.”

Episode 2 Scene 2… Inside a Dive Bar… Keller found three possible female recruits hanging out in the bar, “Excuse me, are any of you looking for a high-paying career?”

“Talk to us, what kind of ‘career’ are you suggesting?” Lola Masters asked, “We’re not hookers.”

Joey recruited inside a Dive Bar ©JBoardman

“We’re not hookers.”

“Not hooking,” Keller Laughed, But wet-work may be involved.”

“Compensation?” Mary Schmidt asked.

“An equal share of our profits; does that work for you?”

“That works for me,” Schmidt replied, “Lola?”

“Yes, it works for me, as well.”

Keller replied, “Excellent; do you know of any others who might be interested?”

Lola Masters replied, “We know of at least three other women who will be interested.”

“Perfect,” Keller replied.

Our story will be continued…

Ghost Dog Approved

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