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••• The International Writers Magazine - Comment - Lifestyles - Fiction - Travel - 20 years on-line
* Hackwriters will go into archive mode after June with only sporadic updates
Travel stories
Politics & Comment
How we live

Tyrel Nelson
A week with Xperitas in White Earth
Ticket Please
Paul Haire
The huge New Delhi train station towers ahead of me I have to cross the ocean of bright yellow auto rickshaws that form a fat snake on the road in front of me

A Step Back in Time
Anne Armand
The Azores, Portugal consists of nine major islands. They are actually the tops of some of the tallest mountains on the planet.

Subject: Worst Vacation Ever
From: Allen Cook
It was a vacation from hell. It even started bad ...

Mexican Flip Off

James Campion
+ Readers Responses 6.21.19
How Mexico Keeps Embarrassing Donald Trump and Why He Allows It
- for some reason Mexico is the gift that keeps on giving for Trump

Bob Mueller's Primer in Passive Aggressive Truth-Telling
James Campion

Mueller sees Trump as a thin-skinned loon with a Twitter account
Joined at the Hip
Barry Burgess
The Theft of our Constitution

The majority party for over forty years has indicated they are interested not in saving democracy, rather, they are willing to take it apart.

Open Letter To My Wife IV
James Campion 6.13.19
Two months after that you moved into my hovel and transformed a boy into a man and a mostly directionless heart into one with a laser beam focus.
Tyrel Nelson

Saying goodbye to Hotel Taselotzin - Year after year I lead volunteer trips to attempt to do some good in the world.
Zara's Gift
James Skinner
The changing face of modern Spain - the mayhem of forming coalition local governments has started ...
The Photograph
Guy Edwards

Journalistic photographs can and have wielded awesome power over society. But what of the motives of the photographers Addiction
Sam North

It's legal - it's everywhere and you can't stop. Few ever manage to quit without help, but help is hard to find.

REVIEWS Film & Books

Norah & Noel - Chapter Four
Victor Castleton
(the final chapter of a work in progress) Jim are you listening or playing games on your phone?” Noel said, snapping his head back at him.

Jeyna listened as Martha lay dying on the hill.  The wounds on her body were festering and angry.  No one knew how she’d got there or why she’d been attacked ...
Lost Love
Martin Green

June 15, was the day when I had my heart broken. The girl who did the breaking was Isobel Carter, whom I’d gone with all through high school.

The Muse walking away

Abigail George

“You have me all wrong. I’m here to help you, you know. We’re not supposed to fall in love. It’s not meant to happen like that.”
“I’m your Zelda. Say it. Say that I’m your Zelda ..."

The Almond Tree
by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Reading Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s first novel one is immediately conscious that this is must surely be non-fiction.  The details are so personal, so harrowing, yet so full of hope and triumph over evil, you desperately want it to be real.
Girl with Cat (Blue)
by Sam Hawksmoor

Allen Cook review
Exciting epic fantasy novel ... It packs a punch that is hard to deflect.

The Water Knife
by Paulo Bacigalupi

Orbit Books

Brilliant, frighteningly real scenario for the doomed 'Sunshine' States. A Chinatown for this generation.

Great 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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