International Writer's Magazine - September 2008
to Build a Cemetery
Eric D. Lehman
drove to Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, to see the graves of a few
famous writers. We turned into the long drive of Forest Hills Cemetery,
coasting through tall, ornate stone arches, completely unprepared
for what we found there.
Joel Palenychka in Alberta
you want a traveling adventure then travel with an adventurer
Hitting the Chor-Princi
The gloomy Sunday morning sky chilled our bones the two of us
were an hour east of Cuenca.
Five Days in Tehran
Brian H. Appleton
Tehran is a very large and beautifully picturesque city with many
hidden worlds within worlds to discover,
Hike in Girón
to the Tica, there was no reason to visit Girón. It was ugly,
boring, and a waste of time. I mentioned I might visit the pueblo,
my friend looked at me like I had completely lost my mind.
Shadows of Hope
Silently, the babushka adjusts the coffee-colored headscarf
while gazing at the alluring bride glide across the cobblestone
of the Red Square in Moscow
Addio Stadia (Shea Dreams)
Maybe, if you're lucky, there are a few places you can say you've
frequented for a lifetime; places experienced through the eyes of
a child to young adult to adulthood and so on
to the People's Republic of America - James Campion
Over The Ashes Of Free-Market Capitalism In The Age Of Avarice
- It became frighteningly apparent these past weeks the gang
running for high office knows even less about this than you
Shape of Things To Come
What we are witnessing here is an epic Republican meltdown of
historic proportions, just like I pictured it. This beats 1974,
1932 or anything else you can name.
Total Eclipse of McCaine
is no point ignoring it any longer- Sarah Palin is in charge
The Long & Short
How can the world financial system allow a trillion
dollars to written off within the last few months?
It sounds like an economic war.
Suicide without Frills
upon a time airline travel was a pleasant adventure. The crew
actually served food and drinks gratis, and passengers even
had enough space to store legs and other needed bodily parts
comfortably during the flight.
Something is Better than Doing Nothing
When I read that Elvis had to rent out an amusement park,
just so he wouldnt get mobbed by his fans, I said, "that
is exactly how famous I want to be." I am still not there.
Its Rude to be Polite
I dont realize Ive allowed my Israeli passport to
expire until I pop over for a family wedding last month
Summer in France
Seems I'm allergic to chickens and sheep. Cat is a bit off with
me too despite carrying out specific feeding instructions
Its one of Canadas great museums here in the heart
of the prairies.
inspired Monets Paintings?
Looking at his body of work, it would seem that everything he
saw that was water related found their way onto his canvases: boats,
ports, shorelines, stormy and calm waters; with obvious palette
changes as he matured.
In Praise of
Marcus Garvey Library,
Ronald Elly Wanda
I first discovered The Marcus Garvey Library at Philip Lane
in Tottenham over a decade ago and have remained a frequent visitor
ever since. It is, to say the least, Radical.
The Best $5.00 Meal I Ever
Had In Spain
In the middle of the tables sat a huge bubbling cauldron, positioned
over burning wood logs. I learned that the fire never went out.
And the fish soup in the cauldron never stopped bubbling.
No to Skateboarding in Olympics
Sure there are standards like the 360 flip, but there is also
an almost artistic range for creativity in the sport. Standardization
would ruin that
Dr Marwan Asma
Al Zains documentary 'Palestine Post 9/11' becomes
ever more relevant
Eric V. Neagu
"Cant be," said the woman.
"Mrs. Fletcher, I, I," he stammered, a reaction to both
her statement and to her new position, once again on the examining
table. The doctor collected himself, smiled, and said, "I assure
you, the tests are positive. We should just monitor this, and then...
Purgatory for the brain - the delightful bliss of being nowhere
at all flying over the Atlantic Ocean: how places shape the
way you think, be, type, eat, view the world in its entirety.
Joe dropped his wedding band off to have it polished at the
jewelry store; without the wedding band, Joe was a free man.
He stepped inside the candy store and saw Amy alone in a sleeveless
dress. He stared at her thick bare arms and wanted to rub
Helen covered her ears, desperately trying to block out the
incessant, thudding sound of Death. How did it choose its victims?
What quirk of fate decided who would be alive when the planes
finally returned to Israel, their bellies empty?
Five get me into Trouble
Four days after my ninth birthday, my parents moved house and
so did I. And my little world fell apart.
The air around the soldiers was filled
with a frequent and incessant distant clapping sound and an equally
incessant but much nearer metallic pattering sound, almost as
if a demonic and somewhat industrial thunderous rain was falling
down upon them
I talk about when I talk about running:
a memoir by Haruki Murakami,
makes Haruki Murakami-Japanese novelist, often suggested as Japan's
next Nobel Prize winner for Literature-run? Here, told in Murakami's
irresistible prose style, abundant with droll humor, is the straight
skinny on why this man of letters, who turns sixty next year,
runs at least one marathon every year.
Red Clay, Blue Cadillac by Michael Malone
Michael Malone is most well known for being the lead writer
on the American soap opera One Life To Live. As someone
who has watched soap operas and other serial fictions for years.
I do not hold this against him
for Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda
By Gregory Barz
Ronald Elly Wanda
The question "where were you during the millennium revelry?"
has now become a historical. I will always remember it as the time
I lost a dear aunt to the "plague".
Asylum State of Lunacy
State of Lunacy is the long awaited debut album by London
based rap crew Rhyme Asylum consisting of Mcs Psiklone, Plasma,
Possessed, and Skirmish, who all display their wide range of talents
over some masterful production supplied by producer Leatherface
Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
Sam North review
This is the UK and Europes future. Carbon rationing, civil
disobedience, petty officials running your life, the death of consumerism
and cheap holidays, any holidays abroad as the economy collapses
with no energy to keep it going
Vol 2 A Literary Spark
University of Portsmouth publication from the School of Creative
Arts, Film & Media - Buy now - available from Lulu Press &
Blackwells Bookshop Portsmouth and of course, Amazon
Borderlines Vol 2 - A literary Anthology of new fiction, travel
writing and poetry from the Creative Writing Programmes and invited
writers at the University of Portsmouth, UK, under the editorship
of Freya Scott, Ryan Sirmons, Aby Davis and Sam North
'An exciting insight into the amazing talent and diversity
of new writers out there today' Stuart
Olesker - Playwright
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and
little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
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