“Everybody siddown and shaddup,” Andy said.

“Yeah,” Beth agreed. “I got other stuff to do today.”

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 Fog Things From Mars! and Sentry Duty. 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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“I almost didn’t come,” Charlie said. “I could be filing my toenail clippings.”

“We have a guest speaker this month,” Andy replied. He motioned Dave up to the podium. “Dumb sucker.”

Dave replied with a nod, a sneer, and a disdainful sniff. He sorted his note cards, looked around the room, and flicked the cards aside. “I’m casting pearls before swine.”

Edith nudged Charlie. “This jackass is pretty good.”

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Have fun!

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