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The Day I Died. Part Four.

The Day I Died. Part Four.

“I’m sorry, P, but we’re back at square one.”

“Oh, that’s not good news,” she said.

“Spoke to your equivalent in their head office in Australia, and she said they didn’t post my ‘passing away’ notice on the shared database. You did.”

“Did she actually say that?”

“Clear as a bell. ‘Definitely a New Zealand posting’, were her actual words.”

“Well, I don’t want to contradict one of our colleagues over there, but…”

“… no, I wouldn’t if I were you, P. These are Australians we’re talking about here.”

No response.

“So…” I said, “do I take it that your Australia reference to me was a simple distraction exercise?”

“Did she say that?”

“No, I’m saying that.”

No response (which was starting to appear to be her favourite kind of response).

“So, we’re back to my original question. Who was your source?”

No response.

“Who dobbed me in as ‘dead’? Who is the would-be assassin?”

“I’m sorry, but I’ve already explained – we can’t…”

“… divulge your sources, yes, I remember you telling me. So… it’s a mystery, a big, mysterious mystery.”

No response.

Except that you know who…”

No response.

“… and, of course, the culprit/assassin – he, she or they – know who…”

No response.

“… and, that means, he, she or they, must know me… and – it’s just occurred to me – I must, almost certainly, know him, her, or them!”

No response.

Now, this is where it starts to get quite exciting, I thought. He, she or they, have probably been following my blogs on this topic, all along, and will therefore definitely read this particular blog, as soon as it’s up on my website! Now, there’s a thought!

Can I ask you, dear readers, for a little help? Can you, will you, send me, post me, suggestions, ideas, thoughts, as to how I can unearth my secret culprit?

In anticipation that some of you will help, here’s a token of my thanks – a piece of music that will, hopefully, be played at my real funeral, whenever that is.

To be continued… maybe… or maybe not.


Tags: Humour  Mystery  Music  

Posted: Wednesday 12 April 2023


  • Interesting that there is no privacy issue around pronouncing you dead but an illegal act is covered by privacy.
    I'd set up a give a little fund to get lawyers involved.
    Posted: 2023-04-15 16:41   by Boofhead
  • Don't come the raw prawn with me, Canberra boy! We can all read your so-called Federal initials as well as anybody.
    Posted: 2023-04-14 10:35   by Fair dinkum Kiwi
  • Discussion on this thread should cease immediately. Penalties may be incurred under the Federal Ultra Confidential Knowledge Under Protection Act (2000).
    This is the first warning as provided for in Clause 156A(iv).
    Posted: 2023-04-14 10:25   by ASOI
  • What an intriguing story Lynn. Congratulations for being so tenacious. I hope it won't take too many episodes for the tale to eventually come to some conclusion??
    Posted: 2023-04-13 22:01   by Paul O
  • Hello Lynn, I'm enjoying reading your Blog immensely. But after reading the latest instalment asking for comments/ideas to find the culprit, my dilemma is, I seldom leave comments, but if I don't leave one, it could be construed as a possible indication of guilt. Oh No. What to do? HAHA!
    Looking forward to the next instalment.
    Posted: 2023-04-13 11:58   by P H
  • It certainly wasn't me, but if your music choice is an indication of what may be played at your funeral, I can't wait!!! Isn't it amazing how often bureaucrats and politicians fall back on the 'I can't answer for privacy reasons.' Surely if you are directly involved, as you were, you can waiver 'privacy' issues.
    Posted: 2023-04-13 11:44   by Innocent
  • Mr
    “Can we meet in person, face-to-face, and talk about your demise?”
    Posted: 2023-04-12 16:08   by Orson Karte

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