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The International Writer's Magazine - January 2008 - Welcome
Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
Everything's coming up crazy
Caitlin McCallum

Arriving in LA I had one pressing issue that needed to be addressed: finding a place to live.

Sam North

You can't get there from here without opening a book
Casablanca in Winter
Joe Gill
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

Heart & Soul of Politics - Part II
Democrats At The Crossroads 2008

James Campion
Standing at the crossroads of revisionist hard-sell, old-fashioned populism, and disenfranchised symbolism are threee wild-card presidential candidates

A Teacher's Lot
Trudie Hannah
There 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.
Obama in SC
Dean Borok
It’s obvious after the South Carolina primary that Barack Obama has the lock on the African-American vote.
Mother Earth - A Letter
Caitlin McCallum

9 Billion Souls by 2050

Howard Loves Vince; The Queer subtext of The Mighty Boosh - Jodie Corney
'That’s what this is all about – me and you – the arguing, the bitching...'

Under Fire
Marwan Asmar
‘For every reporter killed, there is a lost report, a lost dispatch and a lost message

Soc Gen Scandal
D. Borok
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

Puerto Plata more than beaches
Habeeb Salloum

Sosúa,on down the coast is somewhat different. The town and its beach have developed into a resort that is ideal for self-sufficient travellers.

Small Town Crap
Rosalea Hostetler
A Beginner’s Guide to the Idylic Life in Small Towns of the Prairies
So you dream of living in a small town because you are tired of the stresses of big city life? Dream on, dream on.
Moshing in the Philippines
One week with the Pinoy 'red punks'
Andrew 0'Brien
It’s my fifth day in Manila and the pounding monsoon rains have not let up for a minute.

A Paler Shade of White
Anita Sheard
Labels reflect only the extent of our ability to describe a disparate group, changing them reflects our discomfort
After Fidel
James Skinner
‘Jim, there’s a bullet riddled trawler being towed into Georgetown! Cubans, Gov! There must be about 40 of them.’
The Heart & Soul of Party politics
James Campion
Republican Internal Battle 2008
It's a Mad World
James Skinner
What will 2008 throw up?
My Year of Living Dangerously
Caitlin McCallum

New Year's Resolution: three words that simultaneously inspire and terrify me, like Hilary Rodham Clinton or competitive eating contest.
Sudden Death in Pakistan
Dean Borok
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto throws US diplomacy into a tailspin.
Queen of Vernon 1993-2007
James Campion

She was regal. Not in any preordained, systemic, lordly manner, but there was a distinct nobility to her that was able to transform you.
Original Shorts
John Dies At The End by David Wong
Jack Clarkson

If Douglas Adams had written Horror instead of Science Fiction he might have written this

Heaven's Eyes by David Almond
Holly Bates Review
This mysterious and intriguing tale of "damaged child" Erin Law’s adventures with her friends is haunting

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
Jenny Adamthwaite review
A Thousand Splendid Suns follows the lives of two women born nearly twenty years apart

The Way I See It by Nicole Dryburgh
Holly Bates
The autobiography of a truly amazing woman, "The Way I See It" is Nicole Dryburgh’s 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.

Borderlines 2008
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More Life Stories in Dreamscapes

Life After Death
Emma Callan
I was thirty four years old when I died. I’d never thought about dying before.
Red Like Me
Lisa Timmerman
Zittau, Germany, 1933
I have never waited this long. My situation is my secret. Until they return

Johhny Foreigner
It's Widdecome Day - stay off the streets if you know what's good for you
Havelock Gets His Fortune Told
Dean Borok

Still holding the dregs of his drink in his hand, Havelock Jones waded through the Halloween party in the direction of the fortune teller.
Sundays in Vancouver
Sam North

'Won't you look after my dog, Jonah? It's just for the weekend, promise.'

Simon Says
Mark Cunliffe
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
Gordon Ray Bourgon
My path to recovery has taken a detour, and I don’t know if I’ll ever find my way

Office Tyrant
Martin Green
“Didn’t I say I wanted that report  today,” asked Blair, his deep voice soft but menacing

Stiff upper Lip
Albert Rouzie hitches a ride
I’m gonna die. Jesus. Gonna die. Oh, lord
The Forbidden Town
Natasha Reid
I can no longer go it, through it, or even near it

R. Sirmons
I am IN life. I am in the stream of it, in the middle of it, I swallow it and eat it
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Richard Radford
Sunset hit the parking lot outside Globe-Mart, splashing neon light across the acres of SUVs and minivans packed into tight rows.
The Lady’s Curse
Natalie Tehrani
Adaira 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.
Best & Worst Movies of 2007

Alien v Predator Requiem
J A Laraque
Alien vs. Predator Requiem is a dark film with little room for humans

Shoot ‘em Up
Directed by Michael Davis
Starring: Clive Owen
Daniel Alves
‘Shoot ‘em Up’ is a film about a man shooting things. Lots of things. It’s not a story about romance

More Dreamscapes Fiction
The Councillor
Mark Robinson
‘I need your help. My wife; she’s cheating on me.’ There, it was out. Open.

Fat Nasty Bitch
Jessica Schneider
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,
Banana Falls on Ant
Jerry Billstrom

Fishing for time in Cuba

Richard's Story
Claire Holland
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

The Fall of Me
Tessa Foley
I 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
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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