Monday, April 22, 2019

Mary Worth 3112

I admire Arthur Z's commitment to the long con. It's always a risk to hit your mark twice. She might start to think something's up. Or worse, Toby might start to think. Period.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Mary Worth 3111

I admire Arthur Z for playing this through the endgame. Unfortunately for him, Detective Toby Cameron, P.I., is on the case now, and this gives her one more opportunity to do Research.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mary Worth 3110

Holy chickpeas, woman! Does cooking international cuisine mean buying frozen falafel to you? Arthur Z will be unimpressed!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mary Worth 3109

And that means cleaning up cat hair and getting rid of the litter box. Libby, you get to be an outdoors cat.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mary Worth 3109

Brilliant, Karen Moy! You have written yourself out of the plot problem with this story, offering an ironclad explanation. I have no more questions as to why Estelle hasn't video chatted with the man she loves more than life itself, or at least more than $10,000 and her dignity. Estelle is not "up on that kind of thing." Now it all makes perfect sense. And I won't even bother asking why Mary or Toby won't explain it to her; I mean, they're Mary and Toby.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mary Worth 3107

Poems can be cribbed off the internet, and so can addiction recovery clich├ęs.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Mary Worth 3106

"But his name IS connected to pizza delivery in Goleta, California. Also, his mothers' maiden name is Wontotree, and his social security number is 444-44-4444. He was born January 3, 1975. His first roommate was Charlie Forfife, and his favorite teacher was Mrs. Sickseven. Toby was able to trace his location to a cruise ship in Maui and make a significant withdrawal from his offshore bank account. Here's your $10,000 back, and two grand more for your trouble."

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mary Worth 3105

Now is when Estelle discovers that she doesn't love Arthur for his looks. It's his words. It's classic Cyrano de Bergerac.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mary Worth 3104

For a moment, I worried that Arthur would have another woman in his hotel room. That would have really devastated Estelle.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019