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Order The Repossession
by Sam Hawksmoor

Joint winner of The Wirral
+Bronze Winner of the
Amazing Book Award


'Smart, dark and graceful,
will send chills down your

Evie Seo - Bookish Blog

Read the sequel:

The Hunting
both now out in

The International Writer's Magazine:
September 2013
The Repossession & The Hunting by Sam Hawksmoor
Now available at bookstores across Canada
'Smart, dark and graceful, will send chills down your spine' - Evie Seo
Travel stories
Politics & Comment
How we live
Fleshpots and Temples
Colin Todunter

Travelling through town in a sweatbox of a taxi, in hot pursuit of a gym. No suspension, tattered and torn interior and head wedged against the roof...
The Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2013
Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger

The charming baroque city of Salzburg, surrounded by lakes and dramatic glaciers, makes a unique setting for classical musical festivals
Two Americans in Marseille
Lara Herrington Watson

We flew to Carcasonne in a tiny Ryanair plane and felt we could finally wring Glasgow out of us in the warm Mediterranean air.
Adventure in the Maldives
Davina Spriggs

I couldn’t help but daydream and smile smugly at the thought of landing in the picturesque paradise of the Maldives.
Fred C Wilson 111

I like Texas. I’ve been there a number of times. During my third trip there I sat next to a real cowboy while heading south
Batman in Turkey
Maria Estrella Aggabao

It was the first day of July when I arrived in an old city in the southeastern region of Turkey.  Everyone had warned me back in Istanbul: Don’t go in the summer especially in July and August.
Bonjour Blueberries: Quebec

Kathleen Hegedus-Beeksma
if you’re from Quebec you probably already know about this great place, but if you’re from anywhere else, you probably don’t.

Vladimir Putin: Satirist
James Campion
I have to say, despite his complete disregard for human and civil rights, his lifelong dedication to a godless Soviet regime ... I stand in awe of his complete command of irony
The State We're In Now
Dean Borok in New York

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Election. The population wised up.
Egypt’s Fratricidal Revolution
Marwan Asmar  

Egypt, the harbinger of the so-called Arab Spring in January 2011, today lies in tatters and recrimination...
The War Dynamics on Syria
Mawan Asmar

The bets are on the United States will hit Syria. The war drums are beating faster than usual.
Macro v Micro
James Skinner
The Catalan regional government lead by Sr. Mas carried out a massive 'human chain' from the French border to the Valencia region with over 1.5 million persons all holding hands
Thinking About Taiwan
AnnMary Mathew

Strange things happen at thresholds. For example: your regular doorway threshold. People often forget and/or remember things when crossing them; so it’s been proven

Dharavi Slum Tour
Ellen Besso

Dharavi is one of the city’s government-sanctioned slums, housing up to one million people at times on under 500 acres in central Mumbai...
Navajo School
Duncan Shaw

For a year our surrogate home, the town of Thoreau is a meager bit of civilization.
Tanzanian Bus Travel
Timothy Snow

At the bus standi, being a Mzungu counts for everything. Small town, big city, no difference, once spotted, I am automatically the most popular guy within a 4 bus radius
How Not to Go Dutch in Amsterdam
P C Markovksi

You will notice fairly quickly as you go on a date with a Dutchie that indeed, going Dutch is based on a very real cultural trait
Andorra Mountain Kingdom
Fred W Wilson

“Honey is sweet, but bees sting.”
-Andorran Proverb
Culture in Prague
Davina Spriggs

The magical city of Prague in the Czech Republic, with its fine gothic architecture, is a quick two hour plane journey from London
Montezuma's Revenge in Reverse
John M. Edwards

An American backpacker discovers the main dangers of budget travel abroad are our fellow dirtbag backpackers in the town of Montezuma, “Rich Coast” (Costa Rica).

REVIEWS Film & Books
Lament (of the laundryman)
Oswaldo Jimenez

I love the peace and solitude of the cavernous laundry room. The place is deserted
Lacy Lalonde

She decided to make a cup of tea before she hung herself, as if it was any other day
On Trial For Love
Miracle Adebayo

Anyone looking at the woman in the dock would immediately know that she was oblivious of what was going on around her. She stared blankly at the wall
Hopping on One Foot in Lotus Position
George Sparling

Jason figured his father Bret, an unrepentant gambler, won Maud in a high stakes poker game. “Hopping on one foot in lotus position is impossible, but the unexpected can happen, you and Maud might get together,” Bret said, as he waved goodbye to Jason
Dancing in the Woods
Adebayo Caleb

The forest was now lonely. I stood and looked around. The woods had never been my favorite place to be. I only came here when I was with Creole, my cute poodle.
The Path Not Taken  
Martin Green

 “Sorry, Paul,” said Bud Adams, “you didn’t get the job.” 
That Day (From our archives)
James Carey

It's been a long time since that day. When I think back, my thoughts become a whirlpool of sensations. Of memories that led up to and since that time
A Fatal
Stephen Baily

The phone on it wouldn’t quit ringing.
“You want to get that?” Lyons finally grumbled at me when everyone else pretended to be too busy.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Dan Schneider review

How best to describe one of the worst films I’ve ever watched?
Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
Orion Books - October 2013
Sam Hawksmoor review

Gosh here’s a real lesson in how to write a perfect scary ghost story for kids.
Rules of Engagement
Sam Hawksmoor
on Comparing Adult & Teen Fiction
The Invisible Woman: The story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin Penguin Books, 1991 (2012 edition) - Chris Mills review
For many years Nelly Ternan only existed in the shadows, if at all; Claire Tomalin’s research has remedied that situation.
The Golden Age of Magazines
Leroy B. Vaughn

I was browsing through the magazine rack at the local supermarket when I came across the June 2013 edition of Popular Mechanics.

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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