Help crack the case! Police are offering cash rewards up to $500 to Wednesdays with Susan readers who propose their theory of The Blog’s disappearance! Submit your entry in the comments section below by Sunday, September 27th. The top three stories win cash prizes. See the end of this article for more details.
New evidence keeps turning up in the Wednesdays with Susan case. Three weeks after The Blog’s disappearance, police still suspect someone was trying to prevent Susan from revealing information in an upcoming post.
Upon further search of Susan’s office, a sledgehammer was found hidden under her desk, along with a few damaged keyboard keys. When asked about the significance of the sledgehammer, the police chief said, “It’s kind of fishy, as it seems unlikely that anyone would be driving fence posts in an office environment or doing blacksmith work. We looked around for anvils and forges in the cubicle areas but didn’t come up with much. We did locate a suspicious hot plate, but we’re confident you couldn’t do any real blacksmith work with that. Which leaves the only logical conclusion being that someone meant to destroy something with the sledgehammer.”
In another shocking turn of events, police also noticed scorch marks in Plus Relocation’s Parking Ramp fitting the pattern a blowtorch would leave behind.
After learning these crucial facts, the police conducted a third round of interviews with the suspects.
“You found a sledgehammer in my office? That’s a long story…but I guarantee that it has nothing to do with The Blog’s disappearance. The only other person who knew it was there was The Coworker.” – Susan
“If The Blog was killed, it was probably the USB Drive the competitor sent that did it. That’s weird, though, because I could have sworn I saw the blog throw that USB Drive away Tuesday afternoon – it knew The Competitor might try something like that.” – The Coworker
“You traced the package with the USB drive to me? Obviously someone is trying to frame me! Besides, you don’t have enough evidence to prove that The Blog even plugged in the USB, do you?” – The Competitor
“Ok, fine! I did go to the office that night. I was trying to talk some sense into The Blog for Susan’s sake. I confronted The Blog in The Parking Ramp, and yes, I brought a blowtorch, but I only meant to threaten The Blog. I didn’t intend to actually hurt it…” – The Friend
“Eventually I gave up on receiving The Blog from Susan, so I decided to head home. I left in a hurry that night, so I didn’t see The Blog in the office before I left. It sounds like The Competitor did it with the computer virus, to me.” – The Blog Editor
“I was the one who found the laptop’s mouse in The Park. It was terrible! Some of the keys on the keyboard had fallen off as well – they even looked like they had been melted. The poor thing! I can’t believe someone could hurt The Blog.” – JoAnn, The Blog’s Executive Assistant
The police investigating The Blog’s kidnapping have heard all that they need to hear from the suspects. They are going to make an arrest this week. Do you know who the kidnapper is? Submit your hypothesis, which must include the suspect, the weapon, the location and the story behind how and why The Blog was kidnapped in 300 words or less. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, September 27th at midnight. The top three stories win cash prizes:
First place: $500
Second place: $300
Third place: $150
- The Coworker
- The Competitor
- The Friend
- The Blog Editor
- Cup of coffee
- USB drive
- Susan’s Office
- The Parking Ramp
- The Conference Room
- The Breakroom
- The Park