Synchronized Chaos September 2017: Peace and Belonging

  I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal. — Christopher Eccleston If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. — Mother Teresa   This month’s contributors write about peace and belonging – their hopes for these things, where they can […]

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Christopher Bernard’s novel Amor i Kaos (second installment)

Christopher Bernard’s Amor i Kaos (part 2)   The prevailing winds, from east over the Atlantic, across gray, clammy tides, puling seagulls, their black caps and flexing, sickle-like wings, the terns’ small, quick arcs, the funny rushes and escapes along the skirt of the wave wash of the pipers hunting for small, nutlike sandcrabs. The […]

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Short story from Sheryl Bize-Boutte

THE LAST COLLARD GREEN   Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte Hello, my family name is Green and I am the last Collard in town. Life was good in my rich patch of dirt at the corner of Rice and Roux.  Every year I would defy the winter frost and blossom forth from spring into the fall. My […]

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Poetry from Vijay Nair

Love a conundrum   She is my Conundrum Of the existence of love; Spurious in nature; a spunky Squalid she; longs no love Squaddie me a spurned lover   Cooked up with old coon; her Copper-bottomed scheme Copulation a game for fame Bestows her as best-seller Her bestiality get in woe betide   Copiously bleeding […]

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Poem from Rui Carvalho

Flower Reborn (In Pedrógão) Stubborn; As only a woman knows how to be. Knowledgeable; As only a Goddess knows how to be. Feminine and beautiful among the black of death, reborn, alive, dependent on strength and not on luck. Beautiful is your strength that gives color to the Morning. Sunrise agape renewing Hope. And the […]

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Poetry from Rajnish Mishra

Sic semper [evello mortem] tyrannis   ‘Still waters run deep’.   Clichés are good to begin a poem with. I love justice and hate tyranny. I love justice more than I love my country, its people, my people, fame or wealth. Sometimes, truth sounds clichéd.   Quid est veritas?   At first it seems not easy, not […]

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Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope

Madam of My Heart by Gini Grossenbacher   Madam of My Heart, by Gini Grossenbacher, is a historical romance based on true events. It is the story of Brianna Baird. A teen girl in the 1800’s who lives with her pastor father, who has become a mean and abusive drunk, her mother who has become […]

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Poetry from J.J. Campbell

——————————————————————————– happy ever after   i always wanted to fall in love and see if happy ever after really existed   i look in the mirror and sadly realize   i put all my money on the wrong fucking fairytale   as i lay in this old bed alone   about all i have left […]

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