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Cover Art by Fanni Bajer Can be contacted at : eat_me_cheshire@freemail.hu

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Miracle e-zine October-November 2012 Issue 2

Short Fiction

Poetry Non-fiction And Much more…

Editorial Hello Writers and Readers!

Edited and designed by Guntaj Arora For any queries contact: miracle.ezine@yahoo.com

Cover art: Fanni Bajer Disclaimer: Matter published in Miracle e-zine is the work of individual writers who guarantee it to be entirely their own work. Contributors to Miracle e-zine are largely creative. The publishers accept no liability for them. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily represent the policies or positions of the publisher. The publisher intends no factual miscommunication, disrespect to, or incitement of any individual, community or enterprise through this publication.

First of all, I want to thank all those people who made Issue 1 a success and for those entire lovely comments that we received. It was worth reading all your love and now we have Issue number 2! I also want to thank all the writers who have contributed to the current issue. Just wanted you all to know that I loved reading all those beautiful literary works which I believe others will enjoy too. Filled with loads of talent and creativity, I hope this magazine pleases you. This Issue is filled with diverse creativity such as poetry, short-story, non-fiction and book reviews. The Issue also contains author interviews with Ann Wilson and Anne Caldwell, which you all will surely enjoy reading as they have some really good tips for you all. There is also a special article inside guiding you on how to write a monostich poem, which would surely help you in this issue’s writing contest. Besides all of this, there is an interesting thing that I want to share with all the writers out there. The magazine is launching its own Writers’ Group. The writers’ group will conduct a lot of writing activities and will also have its monthly magazine. All the information about the group, and how to enroll, is inside the magazine. I hope you all enjoy reading the magazine, as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together and don’t forget to e-mail us your feedback! Guntaj Arora (editor)

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Contents: Dreamtime Residue-Charlie Hill….…,,... 5 Frozen- Trevor Dion……………………,,....6 Mirror-R.G Summers…………………..,…..7 To Life Again?-Bhavya Kaushik….,….….8 Miracle Bond-a writers group…….….,,...9 Math Marriage-Anthony Lyapin….......10 Moon Screamers- Christopher Barnes.12 Beauty And The Poet-Tushar Jain.........13 The Curious Traveler-Ash Mitchell…….14 Book Review by Natasha Pasch……...15 The Hanging Tree-Jordan Baker…..….16 Jesus Walks-Michael Johnson…….…..18 The Click Click Boy-Zainub Dala……...19 Sinister-Matthew White…………….......21 A Place where memories glowSam Silva……………………………........22 Author Interview-Anne Caldwell….....23 The Lion Under KerbstoneJonathan Beale…………………..……..25 Phoenix- Caroline Miller…………….....25 Frozen Lake-Orpheus Nery……….…...26 Art’s Child-Anika Maruf…………….….28 Last train bound home-Gabriel Matthan Luceno…………………….....29 He came from under my bedParanoidSchizoAngel……………........30 Wearing Suits-Allison Johnson…….....34 All Hearts Attack-Seth Malloy..….…...35 A Convenient Dream-Hamed….…...35 Life’s A Circle-Sarah Thrust..................36 Sands Of Time-David Nelson...............39 Planting A Boon-Khurshid Alam.........40

Nature’s Fire- Genny Rushton............41 Fame is like a Sahdow- Andrew........42 Author Interview –Ann Wilson............43 The Organization- Forrest Johnson....45 Lif And Lifthrasir-Laura Lammerts.......51 Six Things to live by-Victoria Burr........51 Phoenix From The FlamesJohn Hutchinson..................................53 Religion-Christopher Stewart.............53 To The Night-Aiman Javed................54 Writing A Monostich Poem................57 Beauty And Beast-Matt Pence.........58 When Muses Die-Larry Belt.................58 The Echo Of Life-Adesokan...............59 Dungeons Of Depression-Hasna......60 The Unknown- Sarah Firenze.............61 Sun And Moon-Alexx.........................62 Book Review by Genny.....................63 Black And Gold-Elancharan............64 In Another World-Saarah..................65 Waiting For The Morning-Ayo...........65 God’s Golden Rule-Linda Hunt........70 Love Of A Bluebonnet-Jacob........70 Imagine-David Rowlands.................71 Carrying On-Matt Wild......................73 Important Components of stories...78 Writing Contests.................................79 Contest winners from last issue.......80 National Poetry Day Contest Winner: Catherine Ayres......................,.........82

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Dreamtime Residue -

-Charlie Hill

Winding vines that itch to touch Crushing towers of old stone and steel Bending them to new design That better fits searching fingers.

We climb in

This playground wasteland Defined in borrowed words We overheard in dreams Left by those that live there.

Charlie Hill is a bearded geek who reads a lot. Sometimes he writes but his handwriting isn't very good.More of his work can be found at: ebonythistlekicker.tumblr.com .

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Frozen - Trevor Michael Dion As a chill goes down my spine The cold consumes me As I lay there Slowly dying Snow falling all round as my life I lived flash in front of my eye The things I done Amount to what? The mountain I climb Seem to take up my time Nothing else Made sense The time I spent Now bleeding out

Trevor has been writing for two years. Trevor's poems are dark and usual sad. Trevor' need to get into dark mood for write poetry

The coldness put me down Like the the godless man I am

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Mirror - R.G Summers With anxious, graceful steps, Susanne Dubois walked to the mirror in the hallway. She fidgeted with her hair as she paced, holding it in place with one hand while she attempted to reposition her bobby pins with the other. She had not pinned it well enough initially, and now she could feel her hair gradually slipping off of her head.Mr. Dubois was settled in the living room. Already dressed and ready to leave for the restaurant, he was neither surprised nor irritated that Susanne was making them late. He had propped his feet up on the coffee table, picked up the paper, and made himself comfortable as he waited for Susanne to finish preening herself. “Just give me a second to fix my hair.” Susanne was already worried that they might arrive too late to claim their reservation. Her husband murmured, “Mm-hm,” but did not take his attention away from the business section of the day’s paper. His favorite stocks were starting to dip. She brushed off her silky blue dress quickly, and thought about blotting her lipstick. When she arrived at the mirror to fix her hair, her eyes met with her reflection. Pudgy-cheeked and missing a tooth, the mirror reflected a young girl, eyes an impish blue. “Oh for Pete’s Sake!” Susanne exclaimed. “What is it now?” Her hair slumped further down as she let go of it altogether. “Darling, the mirror’s running slow again.” “You just need to wind it more often, Sue.” Susanne took the golden-framed mirror off of the wall and began winding the mechanism on its backside. “I wound it just last week. The darn thing’s broken, Frank.” Once Susanne heard the crystalline ticking of its gears, she hung it back up on the wall hastily. Gazing into it, she saw her makeup, full-tooth smile, and mature face once more. While she finally repined her hair in an elegant bun, Mr. Dubois promised, “I’ll take a look at it this weekend then.” “I think we need a new one.”

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Miracle e-zine Her husband got off of the couch and shoddily folded the paper back up. He went to his wife, who was still scrutinizing her reflection. “We’ll worry about the mirror later. We’ve got to get going, Sue.” “Yes, yes,” Susanne agreed, reluctantly taking her eyes off of her reflection and hurriedly grabbing her coat. “Let’s go, Frank, or we’ll be late.” As she headed out with her husband, Susan lightly touched the corner of her eye. Carefully, so as not to smudge her makeup, she felt for the crow’s feet she had seen in the mirror, but there was no way to tell whether her skin really was starting to wrinkle with age, or if she had merely wound the mirror too much in her haste.

R.G. Summers primarily writes science-fiction, but has published stories and poetry of all natures. Summers lives in Seattle, more or less, and has great hopes for the future, including being able to pay the rent by writing, and someday even owning a crock-pot. Conscious is Summers’s science-fiction novel and can be found online at https://sites.google.com/site/rgsummerswriting/

To Life Again ? -Bhavya Kaushik With each drop of rain That falls on my arid skin. My body shivers, More than ever in this cold. I feel numb and stun,

Bhavya Kaushik likes to describe himself as a fanatic who denies to just past through different notions of life – as he believes in living each and every moment of it at its best. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Technology from Manipal University, Jaipur.

Empty like a haunted crypt. Without sensation, I beg for an easy death To rest in peace forever.

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Miracle Bond – a writers group Miracle bond is a writers group for emerging writers who need inspiration for writing or a bit of advice on their work. And the best part, it’s totally free for now! The group will offer writers a chance to create and craft poems and stories and share their work with other writers through different activities. Every month, a guest writer will set some activities for the members and the best ones will be published in the Miracle Bond’s Monthly Magazine. The members of the Miracle Bond will get a chance to publish their work in the monthly magazine. It doesn’t matter where you live, because Miracle Bond is an online group and welcomes writers from all over the world. How To Enroll? Fill the registration form from our website: http://miracleezine.wix.com/miracle-e-zine#!miracle-bond/c1hva

and within a week you will come to know if you are selected. Selection will be based on your desire and commitment to develop your writing. Remember: We are only offering 13 positions for now. So hurry!

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Founded in June 2012, Miracle e-zine, is a literary and art magazine. It is a bi-monthly magazine for and by writers and publishes works by...

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