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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: JUNE 2012
Travel stories
Politics & Comment
How we live
Edutainment taste in Jarash
Marwan Asmar

Pupils interact with performances acts on stage of the plush South Theater. What better way to get people to recognize the values of ancient theaters than through the youngest members of society: School children
Making merry in Mauritius
Elizabeth Joss

I step off the aeroplane into a wall of humidity. It’s 3am and the sky is pitch black. I haul my luggage towards a taxi driver and we promptly depart Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam airport moving north
Three “Sisters” Bike the Netherlands
Mary Collins

The baker, the birdwatcher, and the bicycling advocate all set off across the Netherlands on 40 pound bikes with soft wide seats that cause butt blisters
Prague Winter of 2012
Tabytha Towe

It was a long and overwhelming day, but I still ended up walking home to the hostel that evening. It really was tough, but for some reason I just had to do it.

A Tale of Sister Cities
London & Tokyo

John Christopher Ong

Identity can be a fickle thing. Partly because it depends on how you relate to other people. Mostly because it relies on how you perceive yourself
Kolad Escape
Jitendra Bhojwani

If you are fed up of rushing, maddening city life, if too much of polluted air has started blocking your lungs and you want to head for some peaceful abode then think no further! Just Go to Kolad!

What's The Deal with the U.S. Attorneys General - James Campion
History lesson, kids.
Okay, can you name a single United States attorney general that has not broken some kind of major law in the past, I don't know, let's say half century?

The Doomed Spanish Savings Banks

James Skinner
The European Economic Meltdown

The previous socialist PM, Jose Rodriguez Zapatero stated four years ago that Spain had the best banking system in the world and that the country was in the Champion’s League of the world’s economies. Nothing could have been further from the truth
Fairies, Princesses & Heroines: Where are the role models when you need them? - Chris Mills
There are times when you could be forgiven for thinking that publishers have very little imagination when it comes to the subject matter of books for girls in the 6-10 years bracket.
Abia & The Abuse Of Monorail  
Odimegwu Onwumere

The idea of building a monorail in Abia State is not bad, but the people of the state need reality rather than fiction. It is a fact that there is no pliable road in Aba, the Enyimba City of South-East and in many other towns and villages of Abia State...
Significant Battles
James Morford

The Russians called them the battles of Khalkin-Gol,  and they inadvertently served as a learning process for fighting the Nazis in World War II.

Singing For My Supper-
The Greatest Self Help Book Ever
Chapter Nine: Rock and Roll Haze -
Phillip E Hardy

In late 1980, I went to a dirty Hollywood rehearsal studio to audition for a group named Bent Antenna.
Goodbye Sarko
Dean Borok

Sarkozy represents to me above all a man destined for greatness for whom the world never presented a grand stage
The Queen has been on the throne for 60 years.  Of course for her son, this is 30 years too long one suspects, but in an age when everyone’s parents are living forever (it seems) – it's a salient reminder that we might begin to talk about the ‘problem’
The Sweet Tooth
Neha Sharma
We are all familiar with that beautiful bakery aroma that brings back nostalgic childhood memories from Mama's kitchen
Good Morning, Ghana
Gloria Pope

It has been a long night. I would have tossed and turned but, glued to the sheets with sweat as I was, motion was difficult. I’m having fantasies of arctic-dry air

Know Your Rights
The Law & You
How to remain sane in a place of insanity - Rachel Green
Have you ever worked somewhere where everyone else around you is, in complete reality, totally nuts?

REVIEWS Film & Books
The Magnolia Agreement
Chris Castle

Julie looked out of the window and saw his car pull into the driveway. The car summed up Mark; kind of falling to pieces and still charming. She watched as the car rode the curb in a vague way, before collapsing as much as parking.
Oswaldo Jimenez

Jason Marks had found the note while browsing the shelves of his favorite used book store. The inscription had read: “To my one and only Valentine.”
The Hunting - the sequel to
Sam Hawksmoor's 'The Repossession'
is coming soon - read more here
Oswaldo Jimenez

Sirius was in search of fame and fortune from her writing... she was consumed by the thought of becoming the word; not so much the notion of the word becoming flesh and all that, but the notion of making a living via the written word
The Far End Of The Earth
Susan Dale

The clouds above him were moving in a melancholy way. And as the sun climbed the skies, the Cherokee son walked a path that took him to the top of a valley
The Honeymooners
Chris Castle

A month after his fiancé died, Kai started to make the phone-calls. He rang the people he knew first; the caterer, the florist and explained what had happened. The first call had been a mess, the second and third not much better
An Hour Every Day
Bobbi Lurie

Six Months before, she wouldn’t have had the courage to stay alone in a public building so late at night.  She had been afraid of everything.
The Amber Room
Self Publishing my YA eBook
Tom Harris

In April 2012, I decided to self-publish my novel The Amber Room as an eBook. So this is the how and the why and a few things I've picked up along the way
The Bad Feeling
Martin Green

Paul Lerner awoke with an intense feeling that something bad was going to happen that day. He didn’t usually have such feelings. His approach to life, he knew, had always been cautious.
Tough Luck
Jude Petra

Terry sighed and looked away. It was a long sigh; there was bitterness in it. His tax dollar was funding some of those lazy bums. The injustice bit into him. There were too many to count on the beach, late morning, and mid week, getting their sun fix
The 32nd Winchester Writers Conference June 23rd 2012
Book now - meet many writers, agents, editors and fellow aspiring authors- One to ones with professionals. See you there.

Moonrise Kingdom

Directed by Wes Anderson
with Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman
Sam Hawksmoor review

In what must be Wes Anderson’s most complete and coherent movie yet, Moonrise Kingdom arrives and is like a perfect summer picnic
The Docks of New York (1928)
Dean Borok

The critical and commercial success of “The Artist” proves that the art of black and white silent cinema still holds value as a kind of celluloid (to coin an antiquated, but still charming expression) Kabuki Theater
The Rise of Popular Culture in Musicals Theatre’s saviour or downfall?
Rebecca Felgate

During the latter half of the 20th century London’s West End theatre business was booming. With musicals like Cats, Les Miserables and Miss Saigon the new musical was being celebrated across countless stages in Theatre Land...
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Sam Hawksmoor

Sequels are problematic for the reader and the writer. The writer has to top the previous volume and bring the story to a satisfactory conclusion; the reader has to remember all the characters, the factions they belonged to and all their motivations. It’s a joint thing.

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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