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'Grandma Swivelhead, fortune tellers and bodies
in the Thames, a boy's induction to a ghostworld'
Mean Tide by Sam North
'An engaging, unusual and completely engrossing read' - Beverly
author of 'Rift'
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Place To Die
by Sam North
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International Writer's Magazine: Our Tenth Year -
Summer 2009 - Welcome
Quebrada: Acapulco's Most Iconic Attraction - Habeeb Salloum
Ask a half dozen people in Acapulco, what the most important
attraction was in their city. Everyone without hesitation answered
"the Cliff Divers at La Quebrada. You must see them".
There: Sunland Racetrack and Casino - Lizette Espinosa
wranglers paired with pointy cowboy boots, a big round belt buckle,
and a matching cowboy hat, little, old ladies with binoculars trying
to read the TV.s with racing numbers...
Scenic Santa Fe
An Enchanted City Any Time of Year - Jane Cassie
The wipers clear the fresh cache of snow from our windshield.
"Whats with this? I thought wed be escaping this
Maw, Paw and No Weans
Of all the travelling I have done , January's Caribbean cruise
must rank as one of the more bizarre experiences, bringing out the
worst in me <
To make things worse, I dont have any euros, and whats
left of my Czech money I need to last till Friday. So any form of
public transport is out of the question.
London to Ladakh
The barman is staring at me. The intensity of his gaze is unnerving
and I look away. I know you, he says.
Samos on 25 Ouzos a day
John M. Edwards
"Guard your life!" the olive-skinned Greek hotel owner
implored me with evident passion. He was not talking about my "crazy"
plan to take a boat over to Kusadasi, Turkey
Best Laid Plans in Laos
When I travel, I make a point of doing what the locals do as
much as possible... But sometimes youre better off just being
Reflections of a
Dan Cann in Australia
I was on holiday. I did not have to be anywhere, go to a job,
get stuck in traffic, go shopping, or keep an appointment.
The bookshop as a museum: when is a bookshop no longer a
bookshop? Or bookselling the chain store way: the advent of
the lifestyle destination
From the start, Michael Jackson was the bread-winning, bacon-hauling
strength and breath of the Jackson Five
to Steal an Election
elections are stolen. If the people of a country determine that
their votes are not being fairly represented, they have the
inalienable right to overturn the result by any means
- New York
had Naked Lunch in my backpack. Waiting for a subway
in Queens I opened this novel and read the first few pages...
Stories of a Never-Never-Land
Kimberly E. Ruth
This story begins with Mother, on a subway train, and it
ends in a ten-year-olds bedroom. Actually it is a game,
controlled by you.
Values & the World of Sport - James Morford
athletes are depicted as pampered money-mad celebrities elevated
to God-like status
Influence of Orwell on Writers Workshops
investigation into the particular practices of a single writers
San Suu Kyi turns 64
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi turned 64 years old. Instead of being
amongst loved ones and the millions of people in Burma who revere
her for standing up for human and civil rights, she is in isolation
was an atrocious scorcher and I had the best day off work here ever
so far. I got to hang out with lovely friends all day
economic recession has hit me right in the groin, and if my failed
attempts at employment continue, I stand to get hit in the groin
over and over again.
John M Edwards
entered the forbidden zone and was immediately greeted by a stunning
woman with long black hair and wide friendly eyes
Parting The Red Sea
What we were about to embark on was a process never done before
with such a limited "commercial" budget and time constraint.
John M. Edwards
Separated from his tour group in East Berlin, a young college
student from New York gets seriously lost and says, "Ich bin
ein Berliner!" (I am a doughnut!)
& Ooty relics of the Raj
Marianne de Nazareth
After a hiatus of five years, we decided to hit the road and do
Ooty (Ootacamund) & Coonoor for 3 days.
Chris Flaherty documentary
exposes Ethiopias political vulnerability
The ruling Ethiopian Revolutionary Patriots Democratic
Front won elections amid allegations of electoral fraud
& the Valuation of And
It defies definition, deftly evades categorization and will put
lastingly before the reader Ands derivative value
Denmark -Aarhus getaway
Looking to get far away from busy cities to get exposed to extreme
culture & art it was Denmark that ticked all the boxes.
Maria Ausherman in Oaxaca
Lydia, my youngest daughter, has spent most of her life on Oahu.
I arranged for us to take a journey together to some unfamiliar
territory where she could practice her Spanish.
Smells can stir up old memories. Long forgotten and sometimes
wistful memories that we wish would remain buried. It was like that
one Yom Kippur.
Come With Me Tonight
I told her to come with me tonight. I told her I know the roads
were always bright but if she gave me a chance I could show her
the light. She wasnt buying.
First, ask Mummy to turn on the oven to 170. You might have
to wait for her to do this because shes always busy.
Thanksgiving: Kinds of Love
It rained the day before Thanksgiving. This worried us because
our youngest son, Gene, who was 21, was driving from Berkeley to
spend the holiday weekend with us in Sacramento
It was a muggy day on this, the 40th wedding anniversary of
Edwin and Frances Durrant. If they were being honest with one another,
they would both have preferred to have been elsewhere.
"I love dust," she said to herself as she sat back
in the reclining chair. "Dust, you can count on it always being
Gordon Ray Bourgon
Q hid behind a fat willow, its bark scarred with ancient declarations
of love and obedience. She watched Them arrive out of a smoky western
sky. She ran a hand over her swollen belly.
The Havant Literary Festival -September: http://www.havantlitfest.org.uk/
1: A Crude Awakening
Hotel Babilonia, Vigo.
Pedro was drying off in the shower when his wife came bursting
into the bathroom. Theres a woman outside screaming...'
English Setter in New York
Robert Scott Leyse takes Zuke for a walk
Zuke's an English Setter the wildest, most spirited,
bouncing-off-the-walls-with-energy breed of dog on earth; and,
at eleven months, is in the prime of exuberant disregardful-of-authority
Returning to consciousness, Dave became aware of a dull, throbbing
pain at the base of his skull.
of a New York City Street Peddler
Dr. Howard Karlitz
It's February, 1980, and David Gordon is standing in front of
a class of delinquent kids in a South Brooklyn juvenile detention
center trying to teach reading. While patiently guiding them through
a short story called "Young Pablo Picasso
by Lisa J Smith
quest to become popular, the struggles of growing up, the hatred
of the actions of those you love, and the difficulty in getting
used to your new found magical powers.
Mad World of "Weird Pulp Fiction" - John M Edwards
Is H.P. Lovecraft scarier than E.A. Poe? Hell yeah, says paparazzo-of-the-paranormal
John M. Edwards, who beats up the dead horse deeming it a tieand
drives out to myth-shrouded Providence, RI, to prove why...
by Richard Wright - Jessica Schneider
Imagine reading a great classic novel like Betty Smiths
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and then reading "a follow up
story" about Francie Nolan in later years. How can a writer
expect to have a successful follow up of what already is a great
My Year in Agony By Lara Fox
Callum Graham review
Anya spending too much time solving other peoples problems
and not enough time sorting out her own life
am a fan of the original and learning that this one was to be directed
by Charlies Angels: Full Throttles McG as
well as a star turn from Helena Bonham Carter (What? Merchant Ivory
meets The Terminator) I had my misgivings.
Eastwood is Eastwood
Some films are just a collection of clichés. These films
can disappoint, they can comfort, they can bore, or they can turn
everything on its head and surprise us
MA in Creative Writing
Portsmouth University -
Course Leader: Sam North
Guest Lectures 2008/09:
Lorella Belli, Julian Freidmann, Patrick Ness
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