“Welcome to Weirden,” Nash said, flashing his police credentials.

Andrea held up her FBI creds. “What’s so weird about it.”

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 Planning Black Friday and Revenge of the Noyeds. 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: Today’s tale is a nod to SyFy’s series Haven.


Nash looked across the street as a faceless man with tentacles picked up a car and threw it two hundred yards into the marina. “Stuff like that.”

“Does he do that often?” Andrea asked.

“Only when the town gets a case of … The Bothers,” Nash said.

“Don’t tell her about The Bothers,” Betty said. She turned to Andrea. “Hi. I run a rustic-chic boarding house where you’ll have a surprisingly well-appointed room.”

Audrey nodded. “Well okay then. But before I check in, does this town have a local newspaper run by two gossipy brothers?”

“That would be us,” Will said. He pointed to his brother Henry. “Although he says he doesn’t peddle mere gossip.”

Henry shook his head. “No, I said I never print mere gossip.” He looked at Andrea. “Say, you look like a woman who was here 27 years ago.”

“The last time the town got The Bothers,” Will added.

“We don’t talk about that!” Betty sputtered. “It’s bad for tourism.”

Across the street, the faceless man was now using a fire hydrant as a yo-yo, with one of his tentacles as the string.

Andrea looked at Nash. “Should we maybe … try to stop him?”

“I guess,” Nash said. “He’s driving our special effects budget through the roof.”


Have fun!


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