Creative Non-Fiction by Krista Tate

Shattered Relationship We have no pictures together other than one. In it I am seven or eight on a family trip to a theme park. I wear a blue shirt and short jean shorts and my hair is pinned back into a bun. My mom wears an orange sleeveless shirt with her hair pinned back […]

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Book Review: Nowhere to be Home, by Maggie Lemere and Zoë West

[Reviewed by David A. L. Brown] Make Nowhere to be Home a Home on your Bookshelf As a westerner, it is easy to condemn any government’s use of violence, fear, and exploitation against its people, yet difficult to make a lasting—or even visible—change to the status quo.  One group, however, is making their mark on […]

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Poetry by Simon J. Charlton

JANUARY WAS THE WOUND JANUARY WAS THE WOUND & the sun no more than a memory A glaze behind the eyes A shimmering afterglow Of days long since birthed Of days long since ended The clouds gathering a smothering darkness Weaving veils of mourning tight stitched across a sky slung low & mean Swollen with […]

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An Interview with aspiring writer, Brent Vickers

[Article by Robbie Fraser] At Synchronized Chaos, we like to focus on up and coming artists as often as we feature those who have an established place in their field.  For this issue we’ve decided to turn that focus to Brent Vickers, a recent college graduate from Texas State University majoring in English, and an […]

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Book Review: It Felt Like A Kiss, by Leena Prasad

[Reviewed by Floyd A. Logan] Prasad’s Book Has Kissed My Thoughts “Preciously held, and publicly owned” are the words that come to mind as I leaf through this colorful book. This photojournal of murals and art of the Mission District is not long at less than 60 pages, but is rich in impact, impression and narrative. This is the sort of book that can […]

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Book Review: How Much Land Does a Man Need, by Leo Tolstoy

[Reviewed by Bruce Roberts] Count Lyev Nicolayevich Tolstoy has long been acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest novelists, author of War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and The Death of Ivan Ilyich, among others, in a lifetime of writing. In 1886, he also published a short story, “How Much Land Does a Man Need.” Now […]

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