Generation Gap

“This is where we used to play when I was a boy, Amber.” “Play what, Grampa? I didn’t think they had Bubble Witch Saga or Wi-Fi back then.” “Soccer, Amber. We physically played soccer.”   ThreeLineTales

Podcast du Jour

So, a few weeks ago, my friend Tony Lovell, of Bedbug’s Writing fame interviewed me for a podcast. Today, it is live! You can listen to it by clicking any of the links below. The podcast is around an hour long, but there are some good parts in it. I spill my guts about things…

And the Winner Is…

We’ve finally chosen the winner of the “Name the Kof” contest! It wasn’t as easy as it might seem, considering all the creative and sometimes ‘off-the-wall’ responses we received. Wow! We’d like to thank everyone who participated, and better luck next time. Who knows? Maybe we’ll have another nameless Kof one day. Without further ado,…

Book Signing!

Sunday, June 11, 2017 Book Signing Event in Mt. Laurel, AL The Red Shamrock Pub Presents Gutter Ball author, Susan Marie Shuman                                       Gutter Ball: A Collection of Short Stories BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – June 3, 2017 – PRLog — The Red Shamrock Pub, a popular Mount Laurel restaurant and tavern, is hosting a book-signing event with…

Book Give-Away

A Kof with no Name We are in a quandary. I’ve created several images of the Hebrew letter Kof  for a SlideShare presentation on Stephen Fuchs’ website, rabbifuchs.com. All the Kofs have names but one. Number 10 is nameless. This simply will not do. So, we are calling upon you to…name that Kof! Here’s how…

Out of Bounds

I was always on your side, taking-up for you— right or wrong. We were a team. Then, I found out about your secret draft choice (Ms. Irrelevant?) Illegal Touching Interference Out of Bounds Now it’s all about Team Susan. Still wanna play ball?     The Daily Post

Vivian

My mother’s name was Vivian. She was born at home in Bridgewater, South Dakota in 1919–two days after Christmas. The name Vivian means “lively” which is ironic since she appeared to be stillborn. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. My mom was blue and lifeless. Assuming there was no hope, her oldest sister, Anne…

*The* David Ellis Interviews Susan Shuman

Click the link below to read a REAL interview by Award-winning Poet, Writer, Author and Interviewer Extraordinaire, David Ellis, of Too Full to Write fame.   Author Interview – Susan Marie Shuman – Gutter Ball: A Collection of Short Stories

A Blue Bubba

  This week’s writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge is the word blues. Definition: n. –  a song often of lamentation characterized by usually 12-bar phrases, 3-line stanzas in which the words of the second line usually repeat those of the first, and continual occurrence of blue notes in melody and harmony Exactly…

Marooned

    This week’s writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge is the word, marooned.  ***   Why can’t it be like it was in the beginning?   You and me So young and happy and in love. We were a team and had each other’s backs before the secret phone calls and all…