International Writer's Magazine - January 2008
Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
coming up crazy
Arriving in LA I had one pressing issue that needed to be addressed:
finding a place to live.
You can't get there from here without opening a book
Casablanca in Winter
My senses were overwhelmed with fantastic blasts of Maroc music
of one kind or another, each merging into the next as I passed one
stall after another
Tales From Zirzameen
Brian H Appleton in Iran
& Soul of Politics - Part
Democrats At The Crossroads 2008
Standing at the crossroads of revisionist hard-sell,
old-fashioned populism, and disenfranchised symbolism are threee
wild-card presidential candidates
has been discussion about a return to the grammar school system.
This seems to me to be about as relevant as a debate about what
colour to paint the Titanic.
Its obvious after
the South Carolina primary that Barack Obama has the lock on the
Earth - A Letter
9 Billion Souls by 2050
Loves Vince; The Queer subtext
of The Mighty Boosh - Jodie
'Thats what this is all about
me and you the arguing, the bitching...'
For every reporter killed,
there is a lost report, a lost dispatch and a lost message
Far be it from me to impugn the
integrity of the French banking establishment, but something about
the story of one trader single-handedly causing €5billion inlosses
to Société Générale stinks
Plata more than beaches
Sosúa,on down the coast is somewhat different. The town
and its beach have developed into a resort that is ideal for self-sufficient
Beginners Guide to the Idylic Life in Small Towns of the
you dream of living in a small town because you are tired of the
stresses of big city life? Dream on, dream on.
in the Philippines
One week with the Pinoy 'red
Its my fifth day in Manila
and the pounding monsoon rains have not let up for a minute.
Paler Shade of White
Labels reflect only the extent of our ability to describe
a disparate group, changing them reflects our discomfort
theres a bullet riddled trawler being towed into Georgetown!
Cubans, Gov! There must be about 40 of them.
Heart & Soul of Party politics
Internal Battle 2008
a Mad World
will 2008 throw up?
Year of Living Dangerously
Year's Resolution: three words that simultaneously inspire and terrify
me, like Hilary Rodham Clinton or competitive eating contest.
Death in Pakistan
assassination of Benazir Bhutto throws US diplomacy into a tailspin.
of Vernon 1993-2007
She was regal. Not in any preordained, systemic, lordly manner,
but there was a distinct nobility to her that was able to transform
Dies At The End by David Wong
Adams had written Horror instead of Science Fiction he might have
Eyes by David Almond
Holly Bates Review
This mysterious and intriguing tale of "damaged child"
Erin Laws adventures with her friends is haunting
Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
Jenny Adamthwaite review
Thousand Splendid Suns follows the lives of two women born nearly
twenty years apart
Way I See It by Nicole Dryburgh
The autobiography of a truly amazing woman, "The
Way I See It" is Nicole Dryburghs account of the emotional
and challenging years of her life from the age of eleven when she
was diagnosed with a malignant tumour on her spine.
A Literary Spark
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Life Stories in Dreamscapes
was thirty four years old when I died. Id never thought about
Zittau, Germany, 1933
I have never waited this long. My situation is my secret. Until
It's Widdecome Day - stay off the streets if you know what's good
Gets His Fortune Told
Still holding the dregs of his drink in his hand, Havelock Jones
waded through the Halloween party in the direction of
the fortune teller.
'Won't you look after my dog, Jonah? It's just for the weekend,
Its half past twelve at night, exactly thirty minutes
into 2008 and I am stood in my small back yard, looking up into
the cold fresh New Year rain, completely naked
Up On The Shelf
My path to recovery has taken a detour, and I dont
know if Ill ever find my way
Didnt I say I wanted that report
today, asked Blair, his deep voice soft but menacing
hitches a ride
gonna die. Jesus. Gonna die. Oh, lord
can no longer go it, through it, or even near it
am IN life. I am in the stream of it, in the middle of it, I swallow
it and eat it
hit the parking lot outside Globe-Mart, splashing neon light across
the acres of SUVs and minivans packed into tight rows.
felt the tower walls edge closer, imagined the spiders creeping
from their damp beds to crawl over her skin. Outside the fields
stretched for miles, laughing with silent scorn at her weakness.
need your help. My wife; shes cheating on me. There,
it was out. Open.
Noelle Gomez was not the kind of woman anyone noticed.
She was someone who, had you seen her in a bookstore, or supermarket,
you would just look on and past her,
Falls on Ant
Fishing for time in Cuba
I am suddenly reluctant to pick up the phone because
I know that I'm not going to like what I hear.
James C Clar
It was one of those nights that the word balmy
was simply born to describe. The palm trees shrugged their shoulders
and rustled overhead
Fall of Me
did care for them. You learn to care for anyone you work with
every sunlit hour God sends. I watched the children grow like
weeds in Spring. I would be lying if I said it didn't touch my
icy, red heart when they smiled or cried
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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