The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 1Crystal Cove
"It was nice of Fred to let us borrow the van for the weekend." Velma nodded as she sat beside Daphne in the front of the Mystery Machine, reading the map as the brightly coloured van made its way out of their home town.
"Well, he was so intent on staying in town for the Trap Convention, and Shaggy had the track meet, so neither of them really wanted to come with us," Velma eventually said as she closed the book. "It makes a nice change for us to have a girl's weekend."
Daphne nodded, her green scarf moving slightly in the breeze that came in through the open window. "Oh I so agree - I love Fred dearly, but we do need some time away from them and the Mystery Incorporated team."
Velma nodded as she crossed her arms in front of her. "So this cousin of yours - how well do you know her?"
"Oh, we used to visit them all the time when we were all younger," Daphne said as they turned onto the freeway. "Penny and I used
The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 4"Cavey!! What are you doing here?"The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dee Dee embraced the small, hirsute man who was standing in the tent, holding a large wooden club in his hands.
"Oogga Booga Cavey need find Dee Dee," he eventually said as he was let free. "Oogga Booga girls had to be saved from boom."
"What, someone attacked the girls," Dee Dee said as she looked at him. "What happened - are they all right?"
"Oogga Booga they fine - ate bomb. Taste like spicy chicken - have same effect too."
Dee Dee had to suppress a laugh as she stroked his head. "Thanks Cavey - I always know we can depend on you." He blushed before saying "oogga booga - Dee Dee in danger too. Taffy say bad man coming for her."
His words made Dee Dee frown. "Bad men - what..." Her words were interrupted by the sound of shouting outside, and as she looked out of the tent she saw the smoke bomb exploding, the black plumes enveloping the car.
"Come on, C
Darkness in the Detective's ShadowIn the town of Spartan was a light brown haired girl named Ellen, ever since the young age of sixteen backed by years of snoop novel reading she had been melding in the affairs of many of her town’s crooks and criminals bringing them all to justice one by one. None of this would be possible without her trusty friend and sidekick Addie who arrived in town after Ellen had made a few of her first busts.Darkness in the Detective's Shadow2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ellen didn’t know how, but Addie had a lot of resources available and always got much needed info when needed on any case she was working on. Thanks to her Ellen was able to clean up her town making it a better place to live and now many years later and after many cases that usually ended Ellen with being in a hopeless binding situation and getting free and busting the bad guy, Ellen was now twenty-two in age with Addie being age twenty-three and they were facing their hardest challenge yet.
For the past few weeks Spartan had been rocked with mass amounts of robberies, thefts,
The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 2RichvilleThe Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As Penny escorted Daphne and Velma into the dining room, they found a tall, well built African American woman sitting there already, who stood up as they came in.
"Hi Daphne," she said as she came over and embraced the new arrival, "It's been a long time!"
"DEE!" Daphne exclaimed as she returned the hug, "I didn't know you would be here!"
"Penelope employed me to help with the security arrangements," she said as she finally let go of Daphne. She was dressed in a red roll neck sweater, blue denim skirt and knee high red leather boots, with her hair tightly permed.
"So you know Dee Dee - I should have realised you would have met before."
"It was a mystery convention," Velma said as she sat down at the table, "Dee and the others were there as well. We'll tell you the tale later. What's for dinner anyway?"
"Are you sure something of Shaggy hasn't rubbed off on you," Daphne said as she sat at the table as well. Dee Dee laughed bef
The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 3RichvilleThe Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The Hooded Claw? But he must be dead - it was your great-grandmother who had all the trouble with him. Why would you think that?"
Velma looked across the table at Dee Dee and Daphne, while Peter held Penny's shoulders. "It just seems so funny hearing that voice," was all she would say eventually.
"Look, Penny, it's just somebody's stupid idea of a joke. Don't let it get to you - besides, it's time for all of you to get into costume. Go on - I'll see you outside."
Daphne and Velma stood up and walked out of the room, as Dee Dee looked at a small parcel that had arrived for her.
"Wonder what the girls are sending me now," she said as she looked at the return address label.
San Francisco, two days ago0
"I know the seventies are coming back into fashion, young lady, but even then sleeveless mini dresses and Farah Fawcett hairdos were so passé."
Taffy tried to lunge forward to hit the man who had just taunt
The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 6As Velma slowly opened her eyes, she realised very quickly that she was not exactly in Kansas anymore. Nor, for that matter, was she in the boathouse as she heard the soft lap of water against wood. She tried moving her arms, only to realise with a growing sense of inevitability that she was unable to move them at all.The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hgdddd, ntgggn," she heard herself say, which was a surprise as she had wanted to say "Oh god, not again." She moved her lips, feeling the cotton that they seemed to be resting on again as well as pressing down on her tongue, and came to the conclusion that she had been gagged with cloth. From the feel of her fingers, she figured that her arms were been held together with some sort of rough hemp.
"Open your eyes, Velma - might as well see what's going on," she thought to herself, and with some effort she forced her eyelids apart, to be greeted by the sight of a wide eyed Daphne staring back at her from the other side of the bo
Josie And The Pussycats: Josie's Past Acquaintance♪♪Josie and the PussycatsJosie And The Pussycats: Josie's Past Acquaintance1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
No time for purrs and pats
Won't run when they here scat
There where the plot begins
Come on and watch the good guys win
Josie and the Pussycats
Jossssssie and the Pussycaaaaaaaaats!♪♪
Three young girls dressed in leopard outfits that completely revealed their legs finished their song as they took a bow before a large crowd that had gathered in a famous bar. As the crowd clapped with the girls taking their bow, two men huddled together wearing black and grey outfits with black over coats in the back enjoyed a drink as one of them scowled at Josie, who was the red head leader of the band.
"Josie huh, she's come far." He said taking a drink.
"Know her?" His partner asked also taking a drink.
"Yeah, I help her stand out when she was first starting out before she got on this cat band." He grumbled. "No sooner did she get with them did she forget all about poor Paul." He said shaking his head. "Now I struggle for my next best hit and she mos
I Told You...“Oh come on, Betty, it will be exciting. Nothing can possibly go wrong, Betty. It will be a blast Betty - we will be the heroes of the...”I Told You...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“All right, all right - so I goofed. I’m sorry - but we need to find a way out of this.”
Veronica looked at her friend, as the man pulled her hands behind her back and she heard the ripping sound of silver tape coming off a roll, and let out a sigh. Betty was right, in a way - she had persuaded her to come into this, and now they were both in trouble.
Them and their friend Ethel...
The day had started just like any other at Burnfield College - the students walking in, chatting to each other and looking forward to their classes. For Veronica Berry, the first class of the day was Drama - a subject she tried her best at, but even she had to admit she was better at the technical and writing side then the acting.
That was the forte of her two best friends - Betty Drake and Ethel Corman. They had been friends for years,
The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 7PREVIOUSLY ON THE GREAT PITSTOP PANDEMONIUM...The Great Pitstop Pandemonium - Part 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Velma and Daphne have arrived at the stately home of Daphne's friend Penny Pitstop, but perils are approaching from all sides.
A villainous fiend, taking the name of The Hooded Claw, has traced a jewel known as The Star of Alamein. The trail has led to Pitstop Manor - a place where he feel she can avenge the ignominy poured on his ancestor.
Penny had hired Dee Dee, of the San Francisco based Teen Angels, to help with security, but over the last 24 hours the girls have been kidnapped, tied up, nearly killed and generally menaced by not only The Hooded Claw, but another villain who is after The Star - or may be after Daphne. Dee Dee has been joined by the hero known as Captain Caveman, and a small man by the name of Clyde, who have their suspicions about Penny's brother Peter.
When we last saw them, Velma and Daphne had been rescued from a watery grave by Taffy and Brenda, Dee Dee's colleagues, while Penny and Nida, the real owner of Th
As Time Goes By - Part 2Sitting on the couch, facing the doorway, was Carol’s daughter Kate. She looked very much like her mother, if slightly slimmer, and her hair was a darker shade of brown. She also wore a pair of metal framed glasses - which she was looking at her mother through, as she tried to speak.As Time Goes By - Part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Mssreemm,” was all she could say through the knotted brown and white spotted headscarf that had been pulled into her mouth, the ends sitting around her head and tied together at the base of her neck. Kate was wearing a brown and pink tartan style blouse over a white round necked top, the sleeves of the blouse rolled slightly back to show the cuffs of the undergarment - and the white plastic zip tie that had been used to secure her wrists together.
A second tie was around her ankles, compressing the cuffs of her skin tight jeans around the white ankle socks she was wearing, and third strip was around her legs, just above her knees. One more strip held her wrists do
As Time Goes By - Part 3“So, is this the first time you have ever been in this situation?”As Time Goes By - Part 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What, held hostage in my own home by a crazy masked woman with a gun,” Carol said quietly. “No, I don’t think I can say this has ever happened to me personally. What about you, Kate?”
Carol turned and looked at her daughter. “What? When did that happen?”
“Earlier today - that was what I was coming round to talk to you about Mum. The jewellery store I work in was robbed this lunchtime. Two men in motorcycle helmets came in, made Bobbi, Dave and me sit on the floor behind the counter, taped our wrists and ankles, and then covered our mouths before they took the contents of the display cabinets.”
“My god,” Carol said as she pulled her daughter closer to her again, “I’m sorry you went through that, darling.”
“It is a little unfortunate,” the masked woman said as
Missed Her By That Much... At Her Flat8.30 amMissed Her By That Much... At Her Flat2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The grey van did not look out of place as it pulled up beside the Victorian terraced house. From inside, the two men looked at the front door.
“Which flat is it?”
“Ground floor - I suggest we go round the back and park, and then come in from the rear entrance.”
The driver nodded as he set off again, turning down the service road as a tall, dark haired girl came out of the front of the building and walked down the street.
“What time’s your first lecture?”
Katie looked up from the breakfast bar and replied “Ten o’clock - I’m going to head off in a few minutes. You?”
Alex smiled as she said “Not until twelve, so I’m going to hit the shops first.” She was a short, slightly rotund girl, with short cut black hair, and was wearing a white t-shirt over a dark blue long sleeved top, a pair of blue denim shorts, dark leggings and knee length tan leather boots.
Katie was taller and thinner, with
Missed Her By That Much... At The University10 amMissed Her By That Much... At The University2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As he pulled into the yard at the back of the university building, Jack looked round before climbing out of the driver’s seat and walking round to the side door. As he opened it, Katie and Alex looked round, their heads now covered in brown burlap bags.
“You going to be able to keep an eye on them,” he said to Dave, who was sitting with his arms on his knees watching the two girls wriggle round.
“Yeah, I’ll be fine,” he said with a big smile, “you go and get the Charlotte chick, and we’ll be on our way tout suite.” Jack smiled a she picked up a toolbox and closed the van door, walking towards a rear entrance to the building.
“Thank you for dropping by - I’ll see you at the tutorial tomorrow.”
Professor Jane Lawton watched as the dark haired student walked out of her outer office and down the corridor, her coat hitting lightly on the back of her legs as she did so. Professor Lawton was
Heidi's Slumber Challenge - part 2Taking a sponge ball, Natalie opened her mouth wide and pushed it in, closing her lips over it as she pointed to the roll of duct tape on the table. Joanne cut a strip off and placed it over her lips, smoothing it down as she saw her eyes smiling. Turning to the screen, she put the microphone to her sealed mouth and began to sing.Heidi's Slumber Challenge - part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Sugtbrn btve ugtsh
"Oh, Shania," Andrea said as she raised her hand. Taking the microphone from Natalie, Joanne whispered "Take the tape off and the ball out." Natalie looked at her, a sort of sadness in her eyes, before Joanne said "We're going to play more games - and you can have the gag back then. Cindy thought you may like to play that sort of game, right?"
"Mmmmm," Natalie said, as she reached up and peeled the tape off, spitting t
As Time Goes By - Part 11“Uncle Dave? Am I just being stupid, or isn’t there a big flaw to your plan?”As Time Goes By - Part 112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dave looked at June, the smile still fixed on his face, and said “go on?”
“Well, if Benson is as well connected as you think he is, isn’t he going to track down you by finding out where the web page is hosted, and then your home address?”
“Do you know, Gina,” Dave said as he looked over to his wife, “our smart niece may have a point. Should we be worried about Mister Benson tracking us down and paying us a visit rather than the ransom?”
“Well, I guess that would be a concern, Dave,” Gina said with a smile, “if we had not taken certain sensible precautions.”
June looked at both of them, before saying “Just where is your web server based anyway?”
“For most purposes, my dear, the server is based way out of this country. For the purposes of Mr Benson, however, the route will take him
As Time Goes By - Part 4The blonde haired woman who was standing there was wearing a tan leather jacket and a pair of patterned leggings, the legs of which were tucked into brown leather boots that went over her knees. “Good evening,” she said as she looked up, “I’m sorry to disturb you, but I am collecting for... Carol?”As Time Goes By - Part 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Amanda,” Carol said as she recognised her boss, “What are you doing here?”
“I... I’m a volunteer for the local homeless shelter,” the blonde haired woman stammered out. “We put a bag through your door the other day, and I’m going to each of the houses in the area to see if you have anything.” She looked at the older woman, and then said “Of course, I’m not sure if you would have anything worth giving to charity - I suspect you still wish to wear those things.”
Carol had to stop herself from shouting, when a sudden thought occurred to her. “Actually,
Staying inKirsty stood in front of the mirror, running the red stick over her lips as she puckered them in her reflection. Eventually, satisfied with the way they were looking, she dropped the covered stick into her handbag and looked at herself again.Staying in2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“You’ve still got it, Kirsty,” she said to herself with a smile. She was rapidly approaching her fiftieth birthday, but looked younger thanks to her personal trainer and diet. Her long blonde hair was cut in a fringe over her eyes, while the purple sleeveless dress she was wearing hugged her figure. It was accentuated by the wide black leather belt she was wearing around her waist, and the hem came to just above her knees.
Walking into the front room, she sat on the chair and started to put on the purple wedge shoes that matched her dress. Once her daughters were there, the plan was to surprise her own mother on this, her seventieth birthday, with a meal out at an exclusive restaurant.
Glancing at her Cartier watch, Kirsty s
Missed Her By That Much... At The Lawyers1 pmMissed Her By That Much... At The Lawyers2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The offices of Mumford and Peabody were in a tree-lined avenue in one of the more wealthy suburbs of the city, meaning that the grey van stood out a little as it stopped on the road.
“Can’t you keep that lot quiet in the back,” Jack called over his shoulder as he heard a muffled group of yells and wails.
“If you don’t shut up,” he heard Dave say, “Then...” The calls suddenly stopped, making Jack smile as he looked at the door to the building.
“Right,” he said as he picked up a balaclava and his handgun, “Keep your phone on. I’m going to go inside, and if she’s not there I’ll call you, all right?”
Babs Carter hated her lunch hour. As Mister Peabody left with his last client, she smiled and said she would be fine, lying through her teeth as she said it. She hated having to do the office cover for the phones, but everyone had to do their turn, and she had to make t
Crossover: Daphne Blake and Penny GadgetPenny and Brain stood outside of Blake mansion as her uncle drove off for a weekend vacation that he wanted to spend alone. Sighing Penny grabbed her bag and made her way to the mansion, this was suppose to be some vacation for her as well but at the same time a learning experience from a woman who was known to be tied and gagged as much as she was.Crossover: Daphne Blake and Penny Gadget2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As they neared the door, they herd sounds of another dog far off which Brain looked at Penny.
"Go ahead Brain, enjoy yourself." Penny said as Brain happily raced off. Seeing him gone Penny resume walking up to the door and rang the bell and soon a woman with red hair wearing a purple dress with pink tights and high heel shoes answered the door. "Hello miss Blake." Penny said politely.
Daphne look back at the young blond hair girl wearing a orange shirt with a wide white strip on it with green cargo pants and shoes. She smiled, to hide her cringe at her clothing choice.
"Hello there Penny, I've been expecting you." She said letting her into
Puppet On A String"Can I help you, Miss?"Puppet On A String3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The desk sergeant looked at the blonde haired girl standing in front of him, shaking slightly as she clutched her handbag to her chest. She was in her early twenties, wearing an orange and brown mini dress that barely covered the top of her stockings and had a wide white collar on it, and a pair of brown 3" wide heeled sandals on her feet. Her long blonde hair fell down her back, but he could see the mascara stains where she had been crying.
"Is there something I can do for you?"
"Yes you can send someone to my house at 2042 Evergreen Terrace and see if the rest of my family are all right. I've just stolen $10,000 from my employer, and they said they would kill them if I didn't, and now I can't get an answer, I can't...."
She collapsed to the floor, burying her hands in her head and sobbing as a couple of officers came over. "Get her into a side room I'll call the chief," the sergeant said as he picked up
As Time Goes By - Part 8“Are you sure this is the place, Dave?”As Time Goes By - Part 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rowan looked at her brother in law, who nodded as he turned off the engine of the van.
“This is it - the current domicile of Katherine Benson, the wife of the man who wanted to hurt June. She got out two years ago, and has lived a quiet life ever since - trying to hide from her husband as well probably. Look - over there.”
The front door of the small cottage opened and they both watched as a small, grey haired woman in a bright housecoat put out an empty milk bottle, and then closed the door again.
“Does she know where he is - or does he know where she is?”
“No idea - but in about an hour, he’s going to find out where she is the hard way. Suit up - we move in a few minutes.”
“Are you sure Mum’s boss is not going to get free?”
“June, your mum was one of the best ropers in the business - a skill I believe you may have picked up as well, from wha
As Time Goes By - Part 5“Hello, darling - long time no see,” the man said as he pulled the stocking off, revealing a close cropped head of grey hair and a huge smile on his face.As Time Goes By - Part 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Uncle Dave?” Kate said, her jaw hanging down in astonishment, “and Aunt Gina? What the hell do you think you’re doing?”
“Their job,” Carol said as she watched the masked woman finally remove her balaclava, revealing a slightly older version of her own face, the blonde hair streaked with grey. “How’s the objets d’art procurement process, big sis?”
“Can’t complain, but then you would not know we’ve branched out into the internet sales business,” Gina said as she sat down and piled some fried rice onto a plate, “after all, you stopped fifteen years ago.”
“For very good reason - that hoodlum was going to have me killed. I had to go into hiding - to protect Kate and myself. What about my boss?
Double DareHe looked up as the two detectives came back into the interview room, and stubbed out his cigarette.Double Dare3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"We found the collection where you said it was there are quite a few local forces would like to talk to you, Steve."
"I'm sure there are, but it's worth it to get my name cleared of this kidnapping rap."
The lead detective took a cigarette and lit up.
"Why don't you go over it from the top again?"
Steve Haslam was a rep for a large industrial firm. As such, he had to travel the area a lot, so every Monday he would kiss his wife and head off on a four day road trip, visiting clients, staying in motels and returning Thursday evening before reporting into the local office on the Friday.
He was a loving man, a caring husband and a good father. He was also a secret collector, and had a passion he liked to indulge as he travelled around the area. Some people would probably find it strange in fact, most would but he never har
Heidi's Slumber Challenge - Part 3Alice looked at the group, before saying in a quiet voice "I'll go first - and I'd like Natalie to do it to me."Heidi's Slumber Challenge - Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"All right then," Natalie said as she stood up and walked over to Alice, "I promise I'll be gentle. Stand up and put your hands behind your back."
"Like this," Alice said as she crossed her wrists behind her back. "Nah - put your palms together. It's you first time, and it will be more comfortable."
Alice looked over her shoulder as she watched Natalie wrap the rope around her wrists, pulling them together as she did so. "That actually feels nice," she said as the soft cords hugged her skin, Natalie taking care to keep the loops next to each other as she passed it round several times. She allowed herself a smile as she felt the rope tightening around her wrist as Natalie cinched the coils, and then tied the knot off, tucking it into the ropes.
"Try wriggling your hands," Natalie said as she stepped back.
Nighty Night"Come on, Carrie spin the bottle!"Nighty Night3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The five older girls watched as the young, brown haired girl put her hand to the empty wine bottle and began to spin it on its side. She watched anxiously as the bottle went round, before slowing down and stopping with the neck pointing to her older sister, Helen.
At twenty, Helen was only two years older than Carrie, but had agreed to keep an eye on her while their parents were away for the weekend. So when she suggested having some of their friends round for a slumber party, Carrie had enthusiastically agreed. Now she sat there, the neckline of her old white t-shirt falling down her neck as she sat cross-legged in her thick blue woollen tights, and waited for her sister to speak.
Carrie rubbed her chin for a moment, the sleeve of her white cotton pyjama top falling down her arm, before saying. "Truth why did you and Sam split up?"
"Truth? Because his armpits stank more than the lev