E-MAIL SHORTHAND THAT CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS WOULD LIKELY HAVE USED IN LETTERS HOME HAD THE TECHNOLOGY BEEN AVAILABLE TO THEM.
REJECTION LETTERS FROM XAVIER’S SCHOOL OF EXCEPTIONAL YOUTH:
Dear Sarah “Fan Girl” Williams,
We regret to inform you that you have not been selected as a member of this year’s class. Being able to recite, verbatim, the lines from every Orlando Bloom movie, while impressive, is not technically a superpower. Also, the fact that you are prohibited by law from coming within 10 miles of Orlando Bloom might limit our team’s scope of service. Thank you for your interest in Xavier’s School of Exceptional Youth.
“ROCKIN’ IT, FRAT-PARTY STYLE!”: A SHORT STORY GEARED TO COLLEGE STUDENTS, WRITTEN BY A 30-SOMETHING AUTHOR.
For those who think Tom Wolfe’s latest is utterly pretentious.
Confessions of a New Coffee Drinker:
This stuff is great! I’m 26! I always ignored it, thinking, “Why start a bad habit?” This is a terrific habit! I get more done in an hour than I used to get done in a week. Coffee! I bought a coffeemaker. It makes the coffee for me in the morning! I open my eyes and it’s there! I can see! The difference between tea and coffee is like a merry-go-round to a rocket ship! I like rocket ships! Coffee! I want to go on a real rocket ship. Where are they? Cape Canaveral? Let’s go! Coffee helps my creativity. I can come up with something creative out of nowhere. “Larry laughs like a lavicious lunatic!” See!? That was instantaneous!