“We’ll need an entirely new logo,” Ron said, looking at the news studio wall. “And new dates, because we’ll be back to Year One.”

Stacy sighed. “Or it will just be … Saturday.” (More)

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Welcome back to Tuesday’s Tale, a weekly feature where we collaborate to write a story. Previous Tuesday’s Tales include Deck the Halls and The Snow Day. We follow the basic rules of the “Yes, And” improvisational game – accept everything written so far as part of the story, and add your own paragraph (or so) where the last addition left off – except you needn’t begin your addition with “Yes, and.” I’ll start the story….


“Maybe so,” Tom said, “but it will be the Saturday after the end of the world.”

Stacy wondered if her colleagues even knew how absurd that sounded. Deciding to play along, she nodded. “Very true. Do we have the weather folks working on this?”

“We’re on it,” Will said proudly. “We have weather map icons for asteroid impacts, supervolcano eruptions, nuclear meltdowns, tectonic shifts, plague outbreaks, and extraterrestrial invasions. I’m still tweaking the one for zombie hordes.”

“What about Godzilla?” Ron asked.

Will shook his head. “Trademark rights. I tried.”

“I wonder,” Stacy mused, “if trademarks will still apply after the end of the world.”

Ron looked at Will. Will shrugged. “I guess I could ask legal.”

“While you’re asking them,” Stacy said, “you might also ask whether our contracts will continue. I’m fairly sure the end of the world would qualify as a force majeure.”

“It might, yes,” Ron agreed. “What’s your point?”

“I’m just thinking I might be your boss on Saturday,” Stacy said. “Since it’s the Year One and all that….”


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