“We’re all waiting for the bathroom,” Mum called through the door.

“You’ll have to keep waiting,” Lupina replied. “I’m shaving!” (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 Minnie-Winterization and Ghost Shark! 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….

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“She’s shaving,” Mum said, returning to the living room. “I think she plans to go trick-or-treating as a woman again.”

“In fairness,” Frank replied, “she did get more candy that way last year. People don’t seem to like giving candy to werewolves.”

Halloween was always an issue for the Enstein family, Mum thought as she neatened the bandage around her waist. People usually thought she and Frank were simply humans in costume, and their daughter Vamp could get by with a little makeup, if she kept her mouth closed. But Lupina and their son Zom – middle initial B, for Banenre, one of Mum’s ancient ancestors – always had … issues.

“Mum, I really need to go,” Zom said, crossing his legs. “Before something, you know, falls off.”

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