Part 5: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)

     I opened the cooler.     “Since we did not play the game, and you were willing to listen to what I had to say, I think each of you should get the treat asked for.”     Gerard smiled…really smiled…for the first time. “Sounds fair!”     I pulled out the first container and opened it. “Percy, your choiceContinue reading “Part 5: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)”

Part 4: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)

     “E…lim…i,” Adele started, frowning.     “Kill, missy!” Gerard growled. “They’ve tried it before! And here we are!”     “Hah! One threw rocks at me one time,” Percy offered. “Obviously missed.”     I sighed. Adele was visibly frightened, but Betts…she was unusually quiet.     “It’s a collective effort, this time,” I explained. “This means every two-legger in every houseContinue reading “Part 4: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)”

Part 3: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)

     “Hey, Betts, do you have a good story to tell?” Adele asked.     Betts frowned. “I stay away from the two-legged creatures,” she said seriously. “I keep to the creek. Lots of pinchers, swimmers and meanderers.”      Percy and Gerard were talking at once now, each trying to outdo the other while detailing their escapadesContinue reading “Part 3: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)”

Part 2: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)

     Gerard arrived first, and a brief glance told me his attitude seemed to have worsened. Then he opened his mouth, and my suspicions were confirmed.     “Where is everybody? Look, a whole bunch of eggs are waiting for me! Gotta beat the two-leggers!”      He looked at me warily. “You brought the goods?”     For myContinue reading “Part 2: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)”

Part 1: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)

I decided it would be fun to play a round of Twenty Questions-Gardening, except that I would limit my four players to one question each (so I guess it should be called Four Questions-Gardening). For my version, players are presented a photo of a seedling or young plant, and after the questions have been askedContinue reading “Part 1: Twenty Questions: Gardening (or so I thought)”