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The Repossession
by Sam Hawksmoor

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

Evie Seo - Bookish Blog

The International Writer's Magazine: July 2012
Travel stories
Politics & Comment
How we live
Discovering a Cuban Goddess
Olga Stavrakis

In a fortuitious coincidence the Pope happened to have arrived in Havana, Cuba on March 26, 2012, the day I was visiting with a group from the UK. Posters of the Pope’s visit were plastered all over the city.
Just 48 hours in Tokyo
Alice Woolliams

As one of the most populated urban areas in the world, Tokyo is a stunning metropolis that’s packed with people and always bustling with life.
Yosemite Range of Light
by Shawn Reeder
Rediscover photography
Club Med - Paradise Lost:The Bread Eaters John M. Edwards
Crashing a Club Med in French Polynesia, nonpaying guest intruder John M. Edwards discovers life is no picnic. . . .
Santeria: An Afro-Cuban Religion
Dr. Carlos M. Taracido

The Saints of Cuba, Santeria or Regla de Ocha, is the Afro-Cuban religion practiced in Cuba, and recently among Cuban immigrants in Miami and New York.
Carthage: Standing Structurally Proud
Marwan Asmar

Regardless of the heat, it is breathtaking, the blue sea from one side, houses, residential buildings on the other, and a sprawling theatre in the middle.
Jasper: The Jewel of the Canadian Rockies
Habeeb Salloum

Wondrous snow-capped mountains all around us gave my daughter and I a feeling that we were living in a fantasy world.
The Leh Trip
Praveen Kumar, CEO, JoGuru.

Touted as a bikers Paradise, Leh is one of the must visit place for a biker especially for the sheer driving experience. Once you visit Leh on a bike, you feel like you have conquered the world.

What is Mitt Romney Afraid Of?
James Campion

GOP Nominee Must Embrace Rich Guy Status – A few weeks ago Rupert Murdoch berated the Romney Campaign for not being "real pros" and later accused the Republican presidential nominee of "playing it safe". But, of course, playing it safe is Mitt Romney's mantra...
Bosque for President – Spain

James Skinner

Some Spanish pundits have suggested that Vicente del Bosque, the coach of the recent European Football Cup (finalists)* take over the government and with his team of young, disciplined and coordinated players run the country.
So far from God, Corruption in Mexico - James Morford
Corruption in Mexico resembles that cliché about the weather, everyone talks about it nobody does anything about it.
Roman Empire right here - right now
Dean Borok

Nobody ever got rich from working, and I am a sterling example of that precept. My old boss, Pops, used to repeatedly tell me, “You are as ethical a person as I know.” This coming from one of the most accomplished thieves in the Metropolitan Area
Summer 2012
Welcome to Summer 2012

Wild Woods Spa, Kundapur, India
Marianne de Nazareth

Sometimes one must make a snap decision to switch off the rat race and head into the soothing arms of mother nature, to relax
The Greeks rally in support of tourism; Up with Greece!
Erica Eliz

Visit Greece this summer save a country
The Unknown King of Spies
James Morford
Kim Philby of England´s MI6, or fictional character, James Bond, are spies that come to the public mind. Richard Sorge, historically perhaps the most effective spy , is familiar only to the few.
On Speculative Fiction
Sam Hawksmoor

Why is it so hard to get the future right?
I grew up reading Philip K Dick and his fantasies about global nuclear war, robots that were indistinguishable from people
Assessing the US Sovereign Debt
Barry Mayhew

Between 1962 and 2011 Congress increased the debt ceiling an incredible 74 times to the point where today the sovereign debt is a staggering $15 trillion , a sum equal to the U.S. GDP and, close to the current level of consumer debt.
12-Days in Manipur
Kareena Maxwell
The sky is cracked in Manipur over the tea fields in Assam. This is where my ancestors once bagged their babies in slings, across their shoulders, while they earned a living picking tea leaves
Taking the Plunge
Gary Pearson

“Take deep breaths and whatever you do, don't panic.” Scuba diving instructor Sinan Halacoglu conveyed the imperative message prior to my first plunge into the deep blue
Any Given Friday in New York
Dean Borok

The workplace may not be an equitable standard for evaluating people’s character. I always killed myself to do the job, but it availed me little.

Wounded Enough
Ann Ormsby

Joe turned the wheel hard to avoid the blue van that shot out of the hidden driveway.  The van’s driver jammed on the brakes just in time for Joe’s Honda Civic to recover and sail by without broadsiding it.  Cassie cursed and shot the van’s driver the finger. 

Oswaldo Jimenez

“I want to exit life,” Eugene whispered in the direction of his wife. His words, however, were meant for some imaginary cell mate with whom he was conversing, convincing, or confessing, inside some remote region of his mind
The Honest Politician
Jude C Perera

Banu winced, embarrassment could also cause tangible pain, he knew now. His young protégé was digging her grave quite busily and excitedly. She had obviously taken his advice from one ear and had spat it out from the other
A Life
Yun Xi worked at a small foreign company, although not pretty enough to attract men's eyes, as the only female in office, she enjoyed other colleague’s care. Her life is limited.  Home, office, home, office, sometimes she just goes out and makes some simple shopping from time to time. It's not much

Incognito on Memorial Day
Kareena Maxwell

Ben was on the shore fishing with two friends with his pole stuck in the ground when I first met him.
Uncle Warren & Aunt Edie 
Martin Green

“I’ll have a second helping of that,” said my Uncle Warren.
My mother put another pile of beef stroganoff on his plate. She knew this was his favorite and that’s why she’d made it. 

The Hunting
The Hunting - the sequel to
Sam Hawksmoor's 'The Repossession'
is coming soon - read more about it here

July News:
**Congratulations to ex-Hackwriter contributor Diana Bretherwick for winning Good Housekeeping Magazine First Novel Award 2012. This is a major literary prize and I can't wait for her new novel to come out next year.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
ISBN: 13: 978-1-4169-1104-3
Simon & Schuster
Sam Hawksmoor

Uglies is the first in a sci-fi trilogy closely followed by Pretties and Specials. Set in the future in a post-oil world (oil having being destroyed by a bacteria weapon that ate it all up) the world now seems to be divided between Uglies and Pretties
Angel Dust
Angel Dust
by Sarah Mussi
Repent and be Saved. Or do the other thing
Sam Hawksmoor
When an Angel turns bad she falls pretty hard
How to Land a Spot in the Best American Travel Anthology
John M Edwards

Sloane Crosley can be congratulated for reintroducing us to authors not usually associated with travel magazines

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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