“Hi, I’m from InstaTech,” Kelly said as the door opened. “You have a problem with your computer?”

“Yep,” Larry answered. “My video card has a synchronization error.” (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 Ice Cube Recipe Book and The Universal Dump Truck. 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….


“Why don’t you let her figure out what’s wrong, dear?” Maria asked. “She’s the expert, after all.”

“I’m just trying to help,” Larry said as he led Kelly back to his home office. “I have a three-point-two gigahertz CPU and a 25 megahertz video card. That has to be the problem.”

“I’m sure that meant something important,” Maria said, smiling at Kelly.

“I’m sure it did,” Kelly replied, returning the smile. She looked at Larry. “Let’s start at the beginning. What isn’t working?”

“I keep losing at Heroica,” Larry said. “That dragon on the fifth level eats me. It has to be a video synch error because I know I’m hitting him with my Hammer of Doom.”

Kelly nodded. “What else isn’t working?”

“Well, there’s Fighter Jock,” Larry replied. “I keep crashing on the carrier landings. Again, that has to be a video synch error, right?”

“Let’s take a look and see,” Kelly said.


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