“A stitch in time heals all wounds,” Chloe began.

Mark groaned. “Here we go collect two for tea.”

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 Ale Getty and Box of Rocks. 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 strings together clichés by pivoting on a word that appears in both. For example: “A stitch in time saves nine” is strung together with “time heals all wounds” to form the opening sentence, “A stitch in time heals all wounds.”

Mark’s reply strings together “Here we go again,” “Advance directly to Go, collect two hundred dollars,” and “tea for two and two for tea.”

Chloe’s next line strings together “Excuse me,” “me myself and I,” “I wish I were a fish,” “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day,” “Tomorrow is only a day away,” and “Away in a manger.”


Chloe looked at Mark. “Excuse me myself and I wish I were a fish and you feed him for a day away in a manger.”

“Consider yourself at home is where the heart of the matter of time keeps on keeping on,” Mark replied.

Chloe smiled. “Thank you make me feel so young and the restless spirit is weak but the flesh it out with the old wine in new bottles of beer on the wall of sound of silence is golden eggs.”

“You’re welcome to the dance like nobody’s business of America the beautiful baby it a little dab will do,” Mark said.


Have fun!


Image Credit – Mixer: The Good Guys; Text: Crissie Brown (BPICampus.com)