Thursday, April 1, 2010

A little mystery

"So what's the deal, Frankie?"

"Boss, there's a new girl in town. Dark hair, nice eyes, sassy. Goes by the name of Tess. Tess Kincaid. We're not sure yet what her racket is but she looks dangerous."

"Tess Kincaid. Now that's a monicker. You got any background on her at all?"

"Well, we hear she came from Dillinger country . . Indiana . . but she turned up here around Columbus some time back. And get this . . . we only just found out her real name. She's been goin' by the name of Willow and claims she lives in a haunted house that she calls Willow Manor."

"A haunted house?"

"Yeah, she claims people have heard strange noises at night and even seen wispy spirits walkin' around. But she doesn't seem scared of 'em at all, just kinda laughs it off."

"Hmmm, that's a little strange. Any idea what she does to keep payin' the rent?"

"Apparently she doesn't have any problems there. She's got some guy who travels a lot who takes care of that. So she just stays at home and writes poetry."


"Yeah, she's pretty good, too. Whimsical, I think they call it."

"Well, she sounds harmless but let's keep an eye on her."

"O.K. Boss. That'll be a pleasure."

"Tess Kincaid, aka Willow. Interesting."


This little mystery was prompted by a blog posting here this morning. I just couldn't resist.


  1. April fools. Lots of them out there. What do you think. Is this another one?

  2. Sort of, Steve. You can learn more by going to

  3. ((giggles)) I know. I know. It has a wild west kinda sound, too, doesn't it? Can't you just hear John Wayne saying, "O-kay, Kin-caid"?

    More people know me as Willow, than by my real name. I should legally change it.

    This was too cute, Mr. C! xx

  4. And you're a good sport, Willow!

  5. Very nice : ) She is a darling woman with a grand talent for writing. As one who has had a "ghostly" experience at the Manor, it really isn't a scary spirit. We're still enjoying life in Dillinger country. Cheers to "Wills" : ) And happy April 1st!

  6. Thanks, LadyCat. Yes, she is one of my favorite people - a great poet, a beautiful woman, and . . as I said . . a great sport!

  7. Hello Catalyst--what fun! So glad I've met ya'll through Willow!

  8. Ms. Byer, the feeling is mutual!


Spammers are back so comment moderation is back on. Sorry.