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The International Writers Magazine: Our Yearly Archives 2000-2018
Samples from each month
Tabitha Towe Goes Detox
12 Days to get a clean liver
Will she make it? Days 1-13

Death of a Snowflake
Mike Wysminity

“What a fitting life it is.” Those words were produced from an individual admiring the freshly fallen snow upon the unemployed tree branches
Olive Picking in Palestine
Gemma Roxanne Williams
He said that the only way for them to fight back was to continue to exist
The Chandelier
Piotr Weslowski

19th Century Bohemian glass - a steal or not a steal. That was the question

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Dan Schneider review

a good novel, in the Gothic tradition, and a very good read
The Rapture by Liz Jensen
Paul Valentine review

Liz Jensen must know that her story isn’t even a little far fetched, it is far fetched to the point of hilarity
Health Care USA
James Campion
A Half-Century of Fear, Morality, Lobbying, & Defeat Gets Its Vote
Agree, disagree, whoop it up or gnash your teeth, this is a big one. As far as presidents and history go, a really big one; politically, socially, and perhaps even indefinably
The Alternative Trans-Siberian Railway
Steven Tizzard
The lesser known  Baikalo-Amurskaya Magistral (or BAM) runs for 3400 km through beautifully bleak Siberian landscape
The Spider Truces by Tom Connolly
Nina Aumaitre

A beautifully written first novel about life and shingle beaches
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Callum Graham
The second instalment of the chaos walking trilogy is definitely a must read book of the year. The Ask and The Answer is a raging cloud of anxiety, faith and a quick decent into darkness
The Moa Stalker Part Two
John M Edwards

I was already running out of food and had left without my mackintosh. Worse, nobody knew I was out here.
Landmines and Redemption in Cambodia
Antonio Graceffo
Aki Ra risks his life and freedom in the face of political pressure in order to help landmine victims. He dreams of a day when there will be no more mines in Cambodia
White Cat by Holly Black
Holly Trinder review
a brilliant story of magic, danger, mystery, and the simple problems of trying to fit in
Suffering in Silence
Abigail George on Depression
The illness was there for a long time. Now when I look back the truth about it is undeniable.
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Sam North review
The third part of Chaos Walking is sheer brilliance - a battle against the Spackle for 600 blood soaked pages. Gripping and relentless, Todd and Viola go through hell and beyond, each day could be their last
C & You
Eric J

You are in love with C. Or at least you think you are, as all things concerning love are never fully understood
Teaching in China Part Two
Craig Johnson

I started sweating nervously on the way to my first class of second graders, because I really had no clue what any of the names meant
The Man with Bullets in his Socks by Tom Coote
A man grabbed my arm, flashing his ID as he pulled me into an alley.

Tree Hut
Chris Castle

The brothers Mulligan had built the house and lost it to them in a game of strip poker
Apathy for the Devil by Nick Kent
Jordan Drury review

his commitment to narration is utterly compelling, with convincing yarns concerning his hand in the creation of the Sex Pistols
John M Edwards

Antonio Pigafetta, chronicler of Magellan’s voyage, was the first “literary” travel writer to circle the globe, recording mutiny and shipwreck, Patagonian giants and Filipino warriors
The Wind-Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
is joint winner of the 2010 Hugo Award
Creepy Crawlies
Amanda Callendrier
We finished building our new house in the French Alps about a year and a half ago. In American time, this translates to at least a quarter of a lifetime.
She and I
Nicole Fabian

I dreamt of my mother every night I was in Italy.  It had been two months since she died, and no, I wasn’t there to “find myself,” I was there for my honeymoon
The Vacation Nation
James Skinner

Influx of tourists saves the Spanish economy for now- but the real pain is coming very soon

Adventures in Vietnam Banking
Antonio Graceffo

The benefit of being around the ex-pat community in any country is, ostensibly, that we all have to overcome the same hurdles such as visas and terrible advice

A Wild Love Affair
Rym Kechacha
I will proclaim it loudly and clearly- before I met my boyfriend, I was a virgin to the pleasures of the great outdoors...

A Drive to Brisbane
John Finch
We left on a typical cool, dismal Melbourne August day. The city and inner suburbs were closed in by drizzly low-lying grey Stratus clouds.
The Girl Who Could Fly
Victoria Forester

Sam Hawksmoor review
'Seems like our child ain't normal,' said Betty McCloud
Thoughts In The Ceasing Rain: Jim-jil-bangs & Mountain Temples in South Korea - Fiona Marion
Tonight I'm going to go to the jim-jil-bang, which is my favourite evening place to be during the rains. A jim-jil-bang is a Korean bath house. It is a very special experience

Not So Pretty in Pink: A Mother’s Angst Over Princess Syndrome - Maija Barnett
Not only is their princess obsession the main focus of their pretend play, but it raises its hairy tresses each morning when we get ready for school

I Vitelloni
Dan Schneider
Sometimes, after achieving a certain level, an artist makes a slight regression before hitting the heights of greatness. Such an arc is apparent to me after having watched Federico Fellini’s 1953, black and white Neo-Realist film,I Vitelloni
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