Murdo Girl…Will Victory fail?

Fresh off her first successfully solved mystery, Victory Lane has been contemplating what her future will hold. How many such situations can one sleuth expect to encounter in say… a year’s time? Something tells me our Nancy Drew wannabe will turn up something soon…


Two very bad things have happened this week and it’s only Tuesday. First off, we ran out of peanut butter. And because I can’t eat a peanut butter sandwich, I’m not able to think clearly. Mom doesn’t buy it, but it’s true. Maybe she’ll believe me when I show her my school paper. I got an unacceptable grade on my science test. I could have sworn I passed it, but every time I look at it I see a big red number 56 staring up at me. Mom is not going to handle this well. She’s gonna be really hard to face, but face her I will!


I’m walking home by myself today. Actually, I walk home by myself everyday and there is nobody I would rather walk home with than me.

“Hi Mom, I’m home! I have my science test. Did you buy any peanut butter today!”

“I’ll be right there, honey! Did you do well?”

Just as I was about to answer, Mom came into the kitchen, so I just handed her my paper. She looked at it for a long time.



“Victory, there is something wrong with this paper!”

“I know Mom. It’s that big red 56 at the top of it.”

“That’s not what I mean, Victory. These answers look funny. Not only are most of them incorrect, but this is not your handwriting. How do you explain that?”

“What do you mean, Mom?”

Mom handed me the paper and it only took me a second to discover she was right! My name at the top was clearly in my handwriting, but the answers to the typewritten questions were not. And upon further sleuth-type examination, the answers were stupid. Most of them weren’t even listed in the multiple choice columns.

“I can’t believe I didn’t notice this before, Mom. I was in such a state of shock at seeing that big red failing grade, my eyes didn’t search any further. Now what am I going to do? No one is going to believe me when I tell them I didn’t write these answers…not even my teacher!”


“Well, dear…I guess you had better put your sleuthing skills to the test. If you didn’t write those answers, then who did? Hmm…you come up with a plan and I’ll run to the store and get some peanut butter.”


Will Victory Lane be able to make inroads into solving the altered paper caper? I mean, I’ve heard of stealing answers, but Victory’s were literally lifted… 

Will Victory’s new dog, Speedway, help her sniff out crime?

15420786175453461754237722858373670219592340047940.jpgStay tuned…

6 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Will Victory fail?

  1. scoper07 November 13, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Does Victory’s family employ a butler? Were the answers written by someone who is left handed? What a mystery!!!


  2. lifelessons November 12, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    On the edge of our seats…I think I know what happened, though…Let’s see if I am right.


      • lifelessons November 12, 2018 / 10:17 pm

        Ha.. I would never have made that assumption, because I know the dog can’t write to cover up his crime.


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