Short Story: "applesauce" - day one - Amazon.com

Ma’s application clip appeared on the My Mom Cooks Better than Your Mom site along with clips from other potential contestants. There was, for once, little to keep me occupied as I waited for the big day and the arrival of Applesauce’s desired upgrades—a more powerful battery and transmitter, water-resistant horseclothes, QuietClop replacement hooves, and an earpiece-microphone combo pack that would enable us to communicate over great distances. I watched all the clips and upvoted Ma’s, even though the shucksters had ruined my editing work, adding crash zooms and dutch angles and a lurid voiceover from the host. They kept replaying the sequence when Dippy purposefully fumbled a roast and Ma screamed that she should’ve done the same with him as a baby. Truthfully, I doubted Ma would advance much further.
— Ray - "Applesauce"

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 Door to the University of South Carolina Environmental Health and Safety Building - Columbia, SC

Door to the University of South Carolina Environmental Health and Safety Building - Columbia, SC