The Key to Gumby’s Locked-Gate Mystery.

gumby_at_the_beach_by_chewyraezen-d46hnllAs I tried to conclude the Gumby story, letting my unconscious run away with me once again, I asked the drowned woman in the pool, “Who killed you? What were you doing near the pool or in the house? What was so special in your purse? Was the proof to the murder already in the murderer’s hands?” Then I asked the others what they thought. Vim didn’t have many thoughts on the subject, and Vigor thought the butler did it. Pokey spilled all her mystery-reading knowledge and swore that the police person who came to the scene first killed her and would protect himself or herself by collecting all the evidence, if they left any. She had read that, she told Gumby. Gumby thought that might be too complicated, but wouldn’t dismiss it.

The keys, rolled-up hundred dollar bills, and missing identification caught Gumby’s attention. Who was this lady, he wondered? Who cared about her, hated her, and what kind of work did she do? What kind of trouble was she in?  Was she an innocent victim or did she attack the attacker? This corpse peaked his interest.  “I’m going to collect all the clues,” he announced to Pokey and the others, “and take a look around. I have a gut-level feeling bout this,” he added in his mostGalinas party (10)

efficient voice. “The police are here,” Pokey shouted as the police car drove up some where in the front of the house. “You better hurry!” Pokey trotted toward the end of the pool near the house away from the gates. “There’s only one officer. He looks all officer-icious. He’s got huge eyes, probably to help him see all the clues.

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Gumby had noticed something in the water while swimming to the unfortunate woman. He only thought about it when he let his mind focus on different objects under the surface. Without thought, he dove into the pool. He studied the area and found what had flashed in the sunlight as he recovered the purse. The water filter in the pool! The intake nozzle seemed ajar! Maybe she hid something in there before she died? As far-fetched as it seemed to Gumby, it felt right. He loosened the nozzle, and …0062820810002_500X500

Stay tuned for the finale of Gumby, and the closed-gate mystery. 🙂

Locked Gate Mystery–Gumby and Friends

Last we left Gumby and his friends, he was swimmingGumby in poolin a pool toward a dead body with something moving under it. Vim ran and hid behind Vigor who stood near the edge of the pool in case Gumby needed help. Pokey squinted at the body in the stock-vector-illustration-of-cartoon-dinosaur-vector-114351466pool after she called 911.

Gumby stayed still until a black shadow surfaced next to the body. A black plastic purse! It must be filled with air. Gumby swam to the body, and pulled her to the side of the pool by her suit jacket, the coat floating off of her body. Creeped-out Gumby jumped out of the pool, and stood next to Pokey waiting for the police. “Should we take the purse out of the water?” Gumby asked Pokey as if she knew what to do. “No, let the police do that.” They all glanced at the purse as it sunk to the bottom of the pool. “Well the police are going to have to dive in for that,” Gumby said. “So much for going for a swim.” He felt149895752.GfnSgbTK.IMG_3436 down again. Nothing seemed to be going right. Now, all he wanted was a drink and a smoke.

(Gotta do something with that purse, I thought)

Pokey inspected the body, and Vigor helped her turn it over so that the eyes face stared up at them. They gasped! Pokey moved aside so Gumby could see. Around her neck was a blue blotch of bruising. She was strangled! (I knew there had to be some clue on the body since there was no blood.) She was murdered! (yep, murder mystery) They all jumped back a step as if she would come alive.

Pokey trotted over to the house and twisted all the doors knobs. Locked. The gate was locked and the house was locked. Maybe there were keys in her purse? “Go get her purse, Gumby,” Pokey nudged, “Maybe there is a clue in there. We can help the police. Aren’t you curious? I am.” Vim ran around the pool. “Me, too! Me, too!” he shouted as Vigor nodded. “Go get it,” Vigor added. Gumby sighed, but had to admit he was also wondering about what secrets the purse held. “Okay.” He jumped in the pool and enjoyed the splash of cool water on his green skin. He dove to the bottom and grabbed the purse. No sooner did he pull himself out of the pool, Pokey snatched the pocketbook, opened it, and turned it upside down letting the contents fall onto the cement walk along the pool. What fell out of the purse as the police sirens could be heard approaching?

(Gotta go and figure the rest of this out. No, I don’t know what happens yet.)

Tune in ….