The Final Exam Question for COM 594: Advanced Media Manipulation

A perfect moment can be:

            a)  engineered in late night meetings
                  fueled with energy drinks and cold pizza
            b)  utilized in guerilla ad campaigns
                  aimed at making a quick buck
            c)  manipulated by Internet spin doctors
                  famous for fifteen people
            d)  marketed to teenyboppers bored
                  with the latest boyband du jour
            e)  brutalized in letters to 
the editor written by
                  close-minded upstanding patriotic thugs
            f)  sodomized by zealots intent on legislating
                  the morality of others
            g)  all of the above

Please elaborate on your choice. You have the rest of your life to answer.

Josette Torres received her MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Tech in 2010. She also holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Purdue University. Her work has appeared in The New Verse News, SLAM: Silhouette Literary and Art Magazine, Eunoia Review, and is forthcoming in Ayris. She is the Writer in Residence at The Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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