Once again, in what seems like a flash, we are gearing up for the rite of passage August always brings; that is right, we are talking about going back to school. This year instead of choosing which superhero or princess will be emblazoned on children’s backpacks and lunchboxes, or weighing the pros and cons of […]
What Happens When Fictional Characters Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real
CHANNEL 17 EXCLUSIVE It was another ordinary day for 27-year-old Kenz Callaghan. She ate her normal breakfast of an egg in an avocado before taking her dog for a walk on the beach. This was her every day routine, but what she encountered on this particular trip was anything but normal. “My dog Stormy […]
Dear Editor of the Mushroom Kingdom Tribune: I hope this letter finds you well. Thank you for allowing this piece to run. My twin brother and I run a plumbing business that covers all of Mushroom Kingdom. We are running out of options on how to proceed with doing our job and are begging the […]
With that act of sheer defiance and impressive maneuvering of hors d’oeuvres, I knew I had found the one I was meant to be with forever.
Dear Abby, I need your help and guidance on a sensitive subject. I need your wisdom and advice and do not plan on holding back about my issues and I hope you will not hold back on your thoughts. My children and husband are absolutely out of control. I casually strolled into motherhood thinking that […]
I heard the line click when my mother picked up the phone. “Hello?” She answered in her familiar, warm voice. It put my fried brain at ease straightaway. “Mom?” I cried out. “Oh, honey, what is wrong? Are the children all right?” Her voice was dripping with a combination of sympathy and fear. “They are […]
She sat quietly on the toilet lid, hoping the kids wouldn’t find her. It was only a matter of time before one of her three children blew her cover, but she really needed space and there was nowhere else to hide. “How did I get here?” she asked while putting her hands over her face. […]