#FF — Green Hornet Light

PHOTO PROMPT © Bill Reynolds

Everyone recognizes Bill’s utility truck.

There goes Green Hornet Light,” they say whenever the beast rolls down Main.

Bill lives at the end of a long 2-track. He doesn’t take much to visitors. Keeps to himself.

Bill’s town legend is that he kept Bonnie and Clyde from getting away when GHL blocked their path.

Once a month Bill takes GHL on a road trip. Plenty of guesses as to where he goes. Some say he has a sweetheart in the big city.

Nobody ever bothers to notice the special color of the rust at the base of his toolbox.

[100 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the enduring host of Friday Fictioneers.

75 Comments Add yours

  1. trentpmcd says:

    Either Bill has a nice side racket going on, helping the boss dispose of evidence, or this is the second story about serial killers using this photo so far… lol, funny when a photo sends several people down the same (dark) path…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      haha! I love your comment, Trent. Ooh I can’t wait to read the other story and the rest as well. I wonder what the body count will be by the end? 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      1. trentpmcd says:

        Not as high of a body count as some FF photos, not by far…

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          Trent now that would be a fun project, to compile a list of body counts for each FF, like they do for Star Trek episodes and John Wick movies.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. trentpmcd says:

            lol, maybe someday we should do that. Maybe post the final count the next week.

            Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    Now you’ve left a lot of questions here Li. Wonderful story

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sadje 🙂 Second cliffhanger in 2 weeks.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! Yup!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. What an intriguing story and a nod to GHLearner as well, nice job!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mason. My nod was more to Bill (the image Bill) and Green Hornet but why the heck not, it’s a nod to GHLearner as well 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Of course, I just recognised the initials and had to mention it. I do like Green Hornet. Its a great original super hero idea.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you, Mason 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

      2. GHLearner says:

        My goodness, I’m famous! 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      3. GHLearner says:

        I feel flattered! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          Well you should be!

          Liked by 1 person

          1. GHLearner says:

            Thank you.😘 ❤

            Liked by 1 person

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Great story, glad I don’t live near old Bill!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Me too, Iain! Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale says:

    There is always that one person in these quiet towns who does his own thing… Course, it might be best to not go snooping over at Bill’s. Just sayin’

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes there is, Dale, and I would say he’s probably harmless, but… Thanks for reading and your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dale says:

        I like to think he is, too 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Dear Lisa,

    I guess that’s not rust on his truck. Best to stay out of Bill’s way. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, I think you’re right. Thanks much.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re very welcome, Lisa. 🙂

        Shalom,

        Rochelle

        Liked by 1 person

  7. neilmacdon says:

    And it was all shaping up to be so down-homesy until that last line

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Did I “getcha”? Since I like Bill (of the image) I didn’t want to go down that path, but my muse insisted 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Mmmmm … it looks like Billl has a lot more going on and it’s starting to be exposed.
    Intriguing write, Lisa. I see by one of your comments they’ll be more. I look forward to that. Have a good weeek … Isadora 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much for reading, Isadora. Maybe there will be…

      Like

  9. memadtwo says:

    It does look rather sinister. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Another intriguing story, Lisa. Definitely looks like something mysterious is going on with Bill.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christian 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Danny James says:

    I’m guessing it’s no rust. Type A positive?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Bill sounds like a character…a must for any small town.

    Like

  13. Now that took a sinister turn!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Good Ol Bill ain’t all that good…

      Like

  14. Bear says:

    What a twist…. great mystery here.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bear. It is a mystery. I just hope someone notices…

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Bill says:

    I’ve always heard that the ladies preferred the strong silent type. With old pick-em-ups over yonder.

    Clever story, Lisa. Now you have me looking closely at other details. Like what is the speaker mounted on the tool box for? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh wow, I was so busy looking at the bottom of the box, I didn’t notice that speaker! And what looks like an “air tube” next to it. What in the heck is put into that box????? Bill? 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bill says:

        Now I am going to check on all that stuff. I plan to ask and I will let you know. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          You got my curiosity going now 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Bill says:

            I shall let you know.

            Liked by 1 person

  16. plaridel says:

    it looks like he’s the silent type that takes women’s breath away. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      You may be right. One of those charismatic types…

      Liked by 1 person

  17. James McEwan says:

    The story starts with a warm feel and leaves me wondering what is he carrying in the tool box. Drugs, booze, bodies what? Interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      James thank you for reading and glad to pique your interest in the mystery.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Rowena says:

    There’s a lot to be said for living in Australia and well away from all the characters in these stories. Covid might’ve made it across the ocean but lets hope they don’t make it here!
    You’ve done a great job bring this character to life and people being identified by their cars and knowing what they’re up to. Very true to life.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Rowena, thank you for reading and your wonderful comment.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Rowena says:

        You’re welcome. I enjoyed it.

        Liked by 1 person

  19. Margaret says:

    It’s not rust eh? I don’t think it’s city dust either. Very mysterious.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Margaret, it’s another could-have-a-sequel story. Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Bill’s got something very ominous hidden in his GHL! Lovely ‘frightening’ story!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Neel, glad you were intrigued by the story. Thank you.

      Like

  21. notestowomen says:

    So, Bill’s not all he’s cracked up to be.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      It appears that way!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Michael says:

    A special kind of rust, and a tempting story

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Michael.

      Like

  23. GHLearner says:

    So he blocked Bonne and Clyde and now he has funny looking ‘rust’? Very sinister, looks like he has ‘connections’. And I have nothing to do with the GHL, believe me, I swear! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL, funny. Maybe we can get a “rust spatter analyst” to come in have a look. I really hope they rule you out as an accessory 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  24. i b arora says:

    the last line leaves many things unsaid, perhaps there is a mystery hidden there

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I know I’m curious to know what’s in there!

      Like

  25. draliman says:

    I’m sure he just goes hunting and puts rabbits and whatnot in there. Not dead people…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Or bits and pieces…

      Like

  26. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooooo I think he is not helping little old ladies across the street. Better stay out of his way!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. jillyfunnell says:

    Old Bill sounds like quite a man. Lots of mystery surrounding him and his toolbox.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. ahtdoucette says:

    Interesting story you’ve got there, like whatever Bill is really up to…. I’m thinking vigilante and Bonnie and Clyde isn’t the only people “The Green Hornet” has foiled. Hm??? Fun story!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Aha! Could be, Anne!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Vartika says:

    I think that sweetheart story is true.. but have to keep guessing..
    good story.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Vartika 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.