Piers Morgan Doesn’t Interview Susan Shuman

Below is an edited excerpt of Piers Morgan's interview with Oprah Winfrey on January 17, 2011. MORGAN: Tell me this, Ms. Shuman. Do you ever get sort of surreal moments when -- I'm just trying to picture what it's like being you? When you wake up in the morning and you go, bloody hell, I'm The [...]

Eddie’s Underwear

Eddie’s Underwear

  This week's visual prompt for the Mutant 750 writing challenge is the image below. The word prompt is underwear. It was a wilder-than-usual Friday night at The Rubber Oyster. The place was packed. At 8:30pm, the waiting list was still over an hour and a half. Customers were three-deep at the bar, clamoring for Harvey [...]

The Paper Boy

Greg hated math. He wasn't good at it, didn't understand it, nor did he care to. In Greg's mind, his Algebra 1 class was inconsequential to his future and whatever that future may or may not hold. Greg wasn't interested in much of anything, if the truth were to be known. Girls, sports, cars; all [...]

The Book of Samuel

The Book of Samuel

  There was pregnant pause fit for an ellipsis at the Plath Institute for the Punctuationally Perplexed. Apostrophes dangled in mid-air—like modifiers—pondering their functions. Were they in for possession, or did their presence suggest a multitude of charges? Commas found themselves scattered, unsure of where to go and how many of them were necessary. Meanwhile, the semi-colons, colons and em-dashes jockeyed for position in the [...]

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation

It was the first thing she saw each morning when she woke up, and the last thing she saw before falling asleep. It bungled her dreams and ruined her days. For as far back as Tammy could remember it had hung there, taking up almost the entire wall. The monstrosity was an eyesore; a waste of valuable space where Barry Manilow [...]