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••• The International Writers Magazine - Comment - Lifestyles - Fiction - Travel - 20 years on-line
Hackwriters is mostly in archive mode now with only sporadic updates - October 2019 - Next issue Nov 1st
Travel stories
Politics & Comment
How we live

A Packing Checklist For A South American Road Trip
Stuart Cooke from MyBaggage
Essentials for independent travelers
Scattered Fragments from India
Annie Lalla
Imagine the diameter at the bottom of a toilet bowl; it was as long as that.  I know because the head touched one side while the tail brushed against the opposite.  He was paddling for his life.
The Blue Lagoon Rugby Sevens

Tim Pile in Fiji
Success appeared to be the result of vociferous support from the chambermaids and an inspired performance from the cook.

GOP, The Rule or Law & The Wrong Side of History
James Campion
Trump’s Guilt is Absolute, So Who Will (or Won’t) Do Something About It?
What indeed happens to a nation where there are those who see the crime, casually ignore it, play politics with it, and then systemically allow it?
President Terrorist
James Campion 10.17.19
Trump Doctrine: Cause an international crisis, like taking North Korea to the brink of war on Twitter, then capitulating with a deal that give a tyrant the store and claim victory.
Does Donald Trump Want To Be Impeached?
James Campion

On the day of the infamous “shake-down” phone call, state department officials were trying like hell to first identity, then facilitate and finally cover up this half-baked scheme

Enlightenment 101

Shana Ting Lipton
At the end of the day, when that henna tattoo has faded, you are all that remains
Is Materialism here to stay?
Alexander Clackson

It seems the humanity is enthralled by materialistic objects. Rousseau and Nietzsche were right when they warned us that humanity will fall into a materialistic hole where acquiring possessions has become our main purpose in life.
REVIEWS Film & Books

From Our Archives
Incredibly Closely Illuminated
Abigail George

‘I worry about you. You’re too young to die you know. Get out of that profession. It’s going to kill you...'
Sacremento Summer

Parker had always thought that the summer heat in Sacramento made every bad thing that happened ten times worse, which was the way he now felt about his wife.
Barney Whittaker

On. Off. On. Off. The faulty bulbs in the old kitchen threw a menacing strobe across the rusted units and pans hanging from hooks. Morrison put his hand to the dirty wall, felt the cold rushing air of the Swedish mid-winter and crouched silently in the doorway

New York
The Man from Managua in New York City

Kareena Maxwell

I learned about your death on Facebook. A friend wrote some memoriam for you. By then, the drift between us was well established in the world and the daily earth ways of living our lives had gone forward.
The Castle Library
Sam Hawksmoor

Saska was staring at an empty space leading into an ante-chamber. Cat was somewhere inside there in the darkness licking her wounds ...
Another Place To Die:
Endtime Chronicles

Sam North

There must be a safe place to go - but how do you get there first? How do you stop others coming after you and how will you know they aren't infected. Is there anywhere safe at all?

Ad Astra
Ad Astra

Directed by James Gray
Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones,
Thoughtful psychological space drama
We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative by George J. Borjas
Charlie Dickinson Review
Immigration is certainly the contentious political issue of our time. The electorate of country after country takes the polarity of immigration to the ballot box with disruptive results.
Killing Commendatore
by Haruki Murakami
Self-Doubt and Obesssion rules.
Now in paperback 1.10.19

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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