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Order The Repossession
by Sam Hawksmoor

Smart, dark and graceful,
this story is sure to
send chills down your spine

Evie Seo - Bookish Blog

Read the sequel:
The Hunting out now

The International Writer's Magazine: April 2013
Travel stories
Politics & Comment
How we live

I'm Mandy, Fly Me?
Colin Todhunter

This is a strange place. It’s a place where Chicago meets Karachi, where Moscow meets Madrid. It’s a place where the living dead congregate. Welcome to the transit lounge of Dubai International Airport.
William Blomstedt

I woke to the sound of tires crunching through gravel by the walls of my tent. Hooting laughter bounded off the dry stone walls and it soon followed the sound of scuffing feet into the nearby hostel.
Sumatra: Indo ripples on the edge of time - John M. Edwards
I arrive by high-speed hydrofoil across the Malacca Straits to Medan, the ersatz capital of Sumatra, during Ramadan
The Serai Bandipur Resort, India
Marianne de Nazareth

The Serai, Bandipur beckoned, as without a doubt, the Serai properties in South India are special , each one with its own trademark USP
Walking on the Moon
John M. Edwards

Tongariro National Park moonscape. Defy the gravitas and join a Scottish mountain climber to scale an active volcano.

The Lessons of Boston
James Campion

So what will be the monthly flavor of scapegoat now that crudely homemade bombs are the latest to invade our cushy national illusion?
The North Korean Big Bang Theory
Isabella Kerr

North Korea has regained the world’s attention in recent weeks with the drama of nuclear weapons, the threat of war, UN sanctions and promises of retaliation

Letter from Barcelona

Xavier Macia

...The last thing most Catalans want to do is pull together with the rest of Spain, say the polls. The view in Catalonia is that the economic mess is Madrid's fault
Judges & Politics - Spain

James Skinner

The highs and lows of the complex world of the often currupt Spanish Judical System. The whole system is overburdened and saturated. The time taken from the moment a case is brought before a judge takes years...
Rich Men - Poor You
Dean Borok

France’s richest man, luxury products LVMH SA chairman Bernard Arnault, did an about-face and declared that he would not renounce his French citizenship
Springtime for North Korea
James Campion

Getting hyped about North Korea saber rattling in spring is tantamount to being floored about the flowers budding in the backyard.
Are you 'Ready for Love'
(Guest Blog)
Rob Cottingham

...maybe no-ones meeting anyone in the real world, not in the workplace, especially where political correctness means even a compliment can lead to a lawsuit.

James Morford

Even for those raised on Hollywood films, the evidence of a hard, cruel man, such as Hernando Cortez, leading a tiny band that brought to heel the Aztec empire, staggers the imagination.
To El Paso, With love
Allison Racimo

I hate crying. With my nose red, puffy eyes, and never ending hiccups, I am not a pretty sight to behold. Crying was never part of the plan when I left Philadelphia for El Paso, Texas.
The Old Man and the GMC
Tyrel Nelson

I’m looking left, waiting to go right. The traffic of the two-lane highway steadily races by. I lean over the dash and squint to discern if there are any gaps amongst the leadfooters...
Peer Pressure
Umm-e-Aiman Vejlani

Peer pressure has been a subject of concern amongst many individuals for eras gone and will continue to be so for eons to come.
Wanderlust: A Long's Nights Drivin'
J S Wright

If I had the option to, the majority of my time would be invested in absence. There’s a reason why one of my favorite books is Kerouac's “On the Road”
N.C. State & The Birth of March Madness - James Campion
30-Year Anniversary of the Improbable Ride of Jimmy V and the Wolfpack
Easy On That Lighter Fluid, Fergus
George Djuric

The streets of Belgrade delivered much needed milieu for my personal guerrilla enterprise, as they intertwined emotional charge with intellectual hunger

REVIEWS Film & Books
Thomas Healy

“I’m coming!  I’m coming!” Higgins shouted as he rushed down the dark hallway. Whoever was banging on his front door was hitting it hard enough to knock it off its hinges
For Jerome
Abigail George

Shut the door. Shut out the quiet light. Tell yourself to swim away from the tigers with arms pillars of smoke. One day I will find myself in a forest without men, without huntsmen and warriors, nomads and ghosts that burn all hours of the day and night.
The Waiter
Michelle D'costa

I didn’t know what to expect when I landed in Dubai with my parents.  The place appeared to be as crowded as Mumbai. I wasn’t in the mood to do any sightseeing.
My Journey So Far (A Memoir)
Michelle D'costa

I never knew I had a latent writing bug. I despised books as a child. When I received my first Enid Blyton book you should have witnessed my expression ....
Sister Mercedes & the Temple of Doom
Brian Petti
I had a college professor who once said, “Catholicism gives you something infinitely complex to rebel
against for the rest of your life.”
George Sparling

Call me Tama. Or if you prefer, Tamari. I added the suffix, “ri,” meaning King and Emperor, and because of his almighty power he gave a wizard the power to turn me into a tamari-coated (ferment soy bean paste) sunflower seed.  

Meeting with a Leprechaun
Norman A Rubin

My name is Patrick and I have links to the Tuatha Dé Danann

Parched Land
Donia Varghese

Their padded feet touched the scalding sand for a brief second before they were up again, racing toward a destination they were not quite sure of ...
Uncle Pringle and the Kidnappers 
Martin Green

“You’ve got to help me. It's my wife. She's been kidnapped."
Abigail George

I am having fish and nothing else. Fish rubbed with salt and pepper into its belly. Food has become compensation for love, the phases of the moon, for a collection of short stories, for shame, for fantasy, for literary revelation
My Third Eye
Michelle D'costa

No one knew about my third eye.
All my three eyes were special
The Undiscovered Country
Oswaldo Jimenez

The scene stays with you when the after-image of a bright pair of headlights, heading straight for you, make you to blink. Blink once, twice, three four times, more times than you could easily keep count.
Extract from 'Mean Tide'
Sam North

Oliver arrives at his spooky Grandma's house with his cat, Flop
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Chilled to the Bone
by Quentin Bates
CR Crime April 2013
Sam Hawksmoor review

This is the third Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir mystery and it begins at a cracking pace and never lets up. Oblivion
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Sam Hawksmoor

a thinking persons sci-fi movie, stylish, beautiful to look at channeling Tarkovskiy
Race the Wind
by Lauren St John

Orion - Published April 2013
Sam Hawksmoor review
Race the Wind is a perfect thrill for any girl who loves riding and eventing
Almanac Of Fall
Dan Schneider

Having already seen Bela Tarr’s later film canon, it was an interesting excursion back in time, to see his 1984 color (yes, a color film from Tarr!) film, Almanac Of Fall (Öszi Almanach).

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas infinitum -
Augustus de Morgan
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