“Nobody likes me,” Sy Atica moaned.

Mai Grain rolled her eyes. “That’s coz you’re a pain in the ass.”

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 Real Ghostwives of Bigfoot County, Season 2 and eShrink. 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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“He’s not a pain in the ass,” Hem O’Royd objected. “That’s my job.”

Mai shrugged. “Okay, but he’s a pain in the back. And a pain in the legs. Why would anyone like him?”

“Not for nothin’, Mai,” Sy noted, “but you’re not exactly winning Miss Congeniality Awards.”

“She chases more people into dark rooms than I do,” Agor O’Fobya agreed.

“I do my job,” Mai said. “I’m not here to be liked.”

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Have fun!

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