This little story grew from an assignment Lynda Barry gave one of her classes. I wasn’t taking the class, but she often posted the assignments online.
The assignment was to draw several characters from an old mosaic on index cards. Then place the index cards face down and choose two. Those two characters fall in love. Pick a third card. That character comes along and ruins everything. Make an 8-panel comic about it.
One day I had big plans, but they fell through because of a snowstorm. So I made a comic instead.