Synchronized Chaos January 2014 – Scouting Parties

  Welcome, literary family and friends, to January 2014’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine! We invite you to pull up a chair and a mug of ale or tea, and take a cup o’ kindness with your fellow creative souls. This month’s theme is Scouting Parties, about the little personal expeditions we take to learn […]

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Poetic sketches from Laurette Tanner

THE GARDEN my love will come, my love belongs beside me in my arms. so strong & sure & lively, too it’s he alone that i will woo. see the roses climbing up along the garden gate, so still with color and fragrant dew – it’s here i sit and wait. he’s sat on this […]

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A Christmas Play Review from Bruce Roberts

    Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some): Review by Bruce Roberts   A collection, a collage, a cornucopia, a bubbling cauldron of laughter—how does one describe a play that literally encompasses Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)? Written by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez, this story is […]

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Work from W. Jack Savage

  The Beginnings, short fiction from W. Jack Savage The beginnings were hard to see then. When I was young and things were always happening, it seemed as though every other day brought a new start. But they had become few and far between. I remember this had been on my mind that day. I was […]

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Poetry from Mitchell Grabois

  Black Tooth Rapids on the River Ardeche I’m a skilled kayaker but I approach this easy, class 2 passage with trepidation On this trip to France our teeth fight us first me with a toothache that takes a root canal to put to rest then Concetta, a shattered molar We are climbing Dr. Montrose’s […]

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Poetry from Emma Bernstein

  Dawn the stars spread themselves thin, long-bodied, stitching the sun into the sky, crisp fold of linen on the window sill, like the roll of coffee from a pot, lulling the darkness to sleep, beckoning the grass to shiver and grow into the sky, blue melted into green, all of us humming birds, all […]

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Travel essay from Jeff Rasley

  My Second Home, Basa Village   The first time I went to Nepal it was 1995 and I was amazed and bewildered by the cultural potpourri of Katmandu. The drive from Tribhuvan International Airport to the Mustang Hotel was a moving feast of color, sounds, and smells. Dark women in bright yellow and red […]

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