Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
— Jules Renard
With the surprising outburst of comments on the last post, it seemed only natural that I forestall any stalling and present you with the answer to the riddle right away. Are you ready for it? Here it goes:
The culprit is none other than…Pete!
Why you ask? Let me explain. Early in the tale, I mention how close each person is sitting next to one another, so jammed that an errant sneeze could send in an elbow into the person next to you.
Thus, if Rebecca had taken the pen and written the note, Lloyd should have felt an elbow in his side. But he didn’t! Therefore, it had to have been Pete, who, when writing with his right hand, would not have bumped into Lloyd.
I know, I know. It’s brilliant. Or rather, it’s contingent on the fact that you assumed the characters were right-handed, that sitting at the desk and writing a note would have been felt by the other person, and that the pen didn’t just move on it’s own.
But hey. I’m working on it. The next one will be much more finely honed, and when I later gather these stories about Lloyd for a book, I’ll go back and refine this one. Just know, you were privy to the first one here.
Well, unfortunately, the answer to this riddle took up the majority of the post, so you will just have to settle with this meager entry for today’s posting.
Next time, I’ll just give the answer in the comment section and save this post for something more entertaining. Well, at least something more.