“Hi honey!” Elizabeth said as she walked in. “What’s for dinner?”

“We’re discussing it,” Linda said. “I want to make Chicken Alfredo. The kitchen wants to make Italian sausage sandwiches.” (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 Coffeenated and W’Erin the Green. 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….


Note: These characters appeared previously in The gPhone, The Genius House, The Genius Office, The Genius Car, and Genius Air.


“We vote for the Italian sausage sandwiches,” Elizabeth’s phone said.

“She meant me too,” Linda’s phone added.

“The thing is,” Linda said, “you don’t eat. We do.”

“She meant me too,” Elizabeth added.

“We understood,” the refrigerator said.

“She meant Elizabeth’s phone and me,” Linda’s phone said.

“I understood too,” the microwave muttered.

“We all did,” the dishwasher said.

“The point is,” Elizabeth’s phone said, “there’s two of you and lots of us and we all vote for Italian sausage sandwiches.”

“Actually,” the stove said, “I’d go with the Chicken Alfredo. It doesn’t spatter.”

“But it uses more pots,” the dishwasher objected. “That’s more work for me.”

“And boiling water for pasta makes more work for me,” the dehumidifier added.

Elizabeth joined Linda at the table. “Maybe we should just order pizza.”

“You can’t,” Linda’s phone said. “We’re busy.”

“She meant me too,” Elizabeth’s phone purred.


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