Chimezie Ihekuna’s play The Success Story: Part 3

Please read the first installment of Ihekuna’s drama here and the next here.  We’re serializing this play one scene per issue.                   In Greg’s Room… It is three days to resumption. Greg, the only one in the house, is pacing back and forth his room, thinking becausehe […]

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Poetry from Vijay Nair

The Candle                     Tallow wax in slender Rare corpulent in shapes Peppy she a burning bright The way of spreading light Her moments are in delight Never knew the plight Grief no for the life span Brief than an hour; Her fleeting existence Is no one’s […]

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Poetry from Joan Beebe

  VACATIONS I think we all look forward to that Break in our daily routine, whether We work or we are at home. In this busy world of rushing back and forth Our dreams of fun and relaxation take over. We browse through travel brochures and The urge to leave our cares becomes stronger  as […]

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Poetry from Mahbub

The Torture and Death You Brought About   They are the Rohingyas They are the Muslims They live in Rakhine of Myanmar You, the armed forces, You, the angry mobs and the hungry Buddhists What have you made to do such monstrosities? I hear the sound of cries and pains still now floating on the […]

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Poetry from Neil Ellman

Dragon Knows Dragon (after the painting by Shiryu Morita)             Only a dragon knows another like itself the brutal heart of it beating to the rhythm of the same taiko and sharing vengeful memories of villages pillaged, burned and laid to ground.   Each can see in each other’s eyes […]

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Synchronized Chaos July 2018: Ways of Being Human

Welcome to July’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine. This month’s theme is Ways of Being Human. We’re exploring different ideas of how to be a person in our world. First, there’s the basic question of why many of us choose to stick around and try to make the most of this life. Inspiration and motivation […]

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Poetry from Jeff Bagato

  my hand is big (supersized me)   my hand is big my foot is big my leg is big my waist is big my shoe is big my pants are big my shirt is 6XL my DVD is big my hamburger is big my fries are big my cereal box is big my bowl […]

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Poetry from Gary Glauber

Vacation Adventure   Show us the wild kingdom & let this paid king’s ransom hold us captive one more day.   Let us be owls flying at night, shouting judgments & formulae, random truths of sorry subsistence.   This is the noise trees make when no one is there to listen: curt crunch & crackle […]

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Short story from Doug Hawley

ATTACK (Or Don’t Have A COW, Man)   Just to be safe, one of the Secret Service men brought the letter to the President, even though he was certain there was nothing to it.   The letter had been checked for fingerprints and any identifying characteristics.  Nothing could be determined from the letter except that […]

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