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The International Writer's Magazine: Our Eleventh Year - Summer Issue 2010 - Welcome
Our Next full new issue will be August 2010
Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
Phantom Elephants, Rhino’s & Coca Cola:
The Elusive Wildness
Kody Thompson
“I never saw a wild thing feel sorry for itself” wrote D.H. Lawrence. Likewise, I met people who didn’t feel sorry for themselves yet suffered
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.
My Fabulous Expatriate Life
Amanda Callendrier

Oooooh, you're an expatriate. That must be so exciting!
Ski Chalet Winter
Zoe Saker-Norrish

I couldn’t ski, I couldn’t bake, and I most certainly couldn’t cook- so when we were hired to run a chalet in the French Alps for the winter season, I was more than a tad apprehensive.
Shadows of Spread Wings
Michael Chacko Daniels
A Wait in Little Polk Glutch
Gender Equality & African Women
Odimegwu Onwumere

Respect and Rights cause division
Protecting Marine Resources in Asia by Jules Kay
The Asia Pacific is an important region for marine resources, home to over half of the world’s underwater species.

American Carnival
Don Bagley

Is there anything more amusing than watching the decline of an empire? You can’t help but cheer for the Earth opening up and masonry crumbling into the abyss.
Spain Vacations as turmoil grows by James Skinner
A re-examination of Spain's situation in the world’s fight against the international financial crisis.
A Television Anniversary
James Morford

The other night on television I saw results of Arabs killing Israelis and Israelis killing Arabs. I was surprised to learn I’d been watching this for over half a century now.
Lebron James Plays Basketball
James Campion
By all accounts among many of the sporting, national and celebrity press, LeBron James is the most famous man on planet earth

Camping, Dinosaurs and Earplugs by James L Carey
I’ve been camping many, many times.  Probably the going rate for a child of middle-class suburban Midwestern parents to whom the smell of burning wood is quite the novelty.

Da Grin: Made Popular by Death
Odimegwu Onwumere
The first time to hear that a young man called Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly known as Da Grin was living was when he died...
It's Nearly All Over
Dean Borok

I’ll feel relieved when the current tournament ends. My sensibilities have been bleached white and tattered by the ongoing theater of human emotions
Andrew Peake

Keep it out of consciousness, if you can, the grey noise. Along with the jagged mutterings of strangers tugging at your sleeve
Safety in the Skies
Nicky Millman
In June 2007, I embarked upon a summer school entitled, “Aviation Psychology summer school” which was based at the University of Graz
Letter from Krakow
John M Edwards
I thought the pale sky above Wawel Castle looked a little sick. The factories pumping out smoke had turned the clouds the color of colostomy bags.
My Conversation with the LSAT
Katharine Mackel

Section 1:Logical Reasoning
Time-35 minutes - 25 Questions
REVIEWS Film & Books
Tree Hut
Chris Castle

The brothers Mulligan had built the house and lost it to them in a game of strip poker
Joseph Kaval

Only a handful of people attended the funeral though the dead person was known to everybody there. He had expected at least a few familiar faces. There were none.

The Witch’s Kiss
Richard Melkonian
Light crept in – she had been dreaming. Her eyeballs looked: cream coloured walls, bare as they were and the clock. Instant coffee, the 7.43 to Baker Street, it was Thursday morning.

Caught by the river
Abigail George - an except from a memoir

My life was like a river in which debris of different kinds were caught up.

The Last Green Bottle
Oluwatobi Odetola
Aaarrggghhh! I moaned as I leaned forwards on the wooden chair to ease my sore back.

The Cruise
Martin Green

Hank Mancuso and his wife Catherine were getting ready to go to dinner on the first night of their Alaskan cruise
A Vow of Silence
John Alexander/Jeremy Michaels

A novel fitting for our times and   a world of red states & blue states; east & west; liberalism & fundamentalism; peace & jihad; life & death; mortality & immortality. 
Witch Breed by Alan Gibbons
Sam Hawksmoor review

Part 4 of Hell's Underground
'a terrifying exciting exposé of England's inglorious past'
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
The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice
by Stephen Deas

Gollancz (19 Aug 2010)
Clare Sager review
Stephen Deas’ The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice is a difficult book to review: on the one hand, I finished and even enjoyed it, but on the other hand, it was a frustrating read at times. 
Didactic Science through Art
Andres Botero

The Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957); his artistic production can be understood as being a giant classroom for all the public in which science played a fundamental role

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
Walt Bertelsen

Burning the Ugliness: It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see
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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