“I wantz da window seat,” Fluffy said.

Muffin hissed. “I wuz heer first.”

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 Happy New…Whatever and Waitin 4 Da Go Dot. 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 returns the characters from Waitin 4 Da Go Dot.


“But iz kold!” Fluffy said.

“Ur rite,” Muffin replied. “Datz y I tuk da window seet. To keepz warm.”

Fluffy was not impressed. “Wat abowt me? I wantz to keepz warm too.”

“U haz all dat fur,” Muffin said. “Dat wud keepz u warm if u dint keep hocking it up on da floor.”

“She doesn’t always hock it up on the floor,” Cock the Cockatiel said. “Sometimes she hocks it up on a table. Or a chair.”

“Datz coz I gotza keep da litterbox kleen,” Fluffy objected.

“Still, ur fur wud keepz u warmer if u dint lik it off an swallow it,” Muffin said.

“I don’t swallow my feathers,” Cock noted.

“But I mite,” Fluffy warned.


Have fun!


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