“Two hearts,” Alice said, putting down her cards as the doorbell rang. “I’ll be right back.”

“Hi Ma’am,” the man said. “I’m here to deliver your truckload of trouble.” (More)

Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break.

Welcome back to Tuesday’s Tale, a weekly feature where we collaborate to write a story. Previous Tuesday’s Tales include The Blyssyfyx Ad and The Ice Cube Recipe Book. 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….


“Excuse me?” Alice asked. “Who are you?”

“Gabe,” the man at her door said. “I’m a trouble delivery agent. You’re scheduled for a truckload.”

“Who is it?” Betty called from the bridge table.

“Some guy named Gabe,” Alice called back. “Says he’s here to deliver trouble.”

“That’s just silly,” Cindy said, joining Betty at the door. “Who are you really?”

“No offense, ma’ams,” Gabe said, shifting uncomfortably on his feet. “Usually we don’t even announce it. This is a new policy.”

“You’re not making sense,” Alice said.

“It’s kind of hard to explain,” Gabe replied.

“Alice!” Doris called from the bathroom. “Your toilet is leaking.”

Gabe sighed. “I was supposed to get your signature before they started unloading.”


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