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Miracle e-zine

Miracle e-zine August-September 2012 Issue 1

Short Fiction

Poetry Non-fiction And Much more…

Editorial

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

Cover art: Matthew Attard 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.

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Hello Readers!

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I had a dream earlier this year to do something for the budding writers/artists around the world. This is how the idea of this magazine came up. Being a writer myself, I’ve always pleasured other contemporary writers work in various anthologies and collections. Having my own magazine and putting up this whole project was one of the best experiences in my life. I came across so many good literary pieces which you’ll surely enjoy reading. Also, the photography and art works are magnificent. The magazine is filled with diverse creativity and is featuring nearly 50 writers from different parts of the world. The magazine also contains book reviews, author interview and some exciting challenges.

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I hope you enjoy reading the magazine and may the magic of words take you to the world of surrealism. -Guntaj Arora (editor)

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Contents: Dust by Maud Morrish.................................. 4 Poem by Savannah Johnson…………….... 5 Ode to an apple core- Grant Tarbard…....5 Wherever Land by Mel Rose Aguilar….……6 Haikus by Stephen Langor……………….……7 English Samba Travis Smeltzer…………….….7 Fertilizing Daffodils by Owen harry……….….8 Empire by Thomas Pitre………………………..9 An Antique Shop by Alicia Bones…………..10 The Moving Tree by Matthew Wild…………13 Prime Wanderlust by Laura Maidah……….15 Battle Of Imagination by Katelynn Lay……15 Book Review of Divergent……………………16 Elemental by Emily Oldham…………………17 Reflection by John Paul Crawford…………18 At the museum of famous authors…………18 Dream Specs by Michael Brown……………19 Driven Outcast Protrayed by Martin……….19 Ethiopia by Mbizo Chirasha………………….20 The city slumbers against the Freudian ship by Jonathan Beale…………………………….21 Evil Gummibears by Mazie Tackett………...22 Stop The Drum by Cassandra Schardt…….22 Because The night by Victoire Warquiers…23 Don’t Change by Jordan Baker…………....24 Street Poem by Abigail Wyatt……………….27 Brads Ladder by Citizen Boon………………28 Author Interview – Jane Struthers…………..29 Scatter The Clouds by Samantha………….32 I can feel it in the air by Emily Grimes……..33 Nobody’s Home by Bobby Fox……………..34 Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett..37 Pieces And bits by Kayla Unger…………….39 City LDN by Katie Allen…………………….…40 June 6th by Shannon Mckemie……………..40 The Inner Man by Shanice Blackwood…...41 Monologue on Verena by Rehan…….…...42 The Koi by Tanya Bhalla………………….…..43 Book Review of The Help……………………..44

Chalk Horses by Ben Steele……………….…46 Justice by Kersie Khambatta……………….47 Whiskey Well by Samuel Goodway………49 The Agreement by Joanne Myers………..50 I am a book by Collin Segura……………..55 The Bereavement of words by Sarah……56 Scavenger by Allison Johnson…………….57 Golden Lakes by Mike Ekunno…………….58 Monetary Claims by Hugo Whitedorf…….61 Raise You by Hannah Renyard…………….62 Lucid Coffee Shop Encounter……………...63 In the End by Katherine Givens…………….65 Oh, Fire Tree by Michael Jude Tumamac..65 The Midnight Trespasser by Alexander……67 28-03-11 by Jennifer Vacher………………...68 Celebrity by Tofarati…………………………..69 The bathroom by Nicolas cole……………..70 Art by Emma Lousie Denholm.……………..76 Writing Tasks…………………………………….77

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Dust By maud morish They are on a journey To a better world I say, I will come, and I will help. Dust, it chokes me. Thick, or is it thin? It is another entity entirely, Corrupting my thoughts Filling my gasping throat It's so hot It burns my gentle soles Its softness is disingenuous Soft like a flame Or a jellyfish

Soon, they are long gone And now, I am on my knees, to the god I don’t believe in

Precious energy wasted on my words My horizon, blotched by unanswered questions. I thought I would show them the way But they follow a map I cannot read And they have a guide who isn't me And I am the one who is lost.

I'm crawling now My lily limbs, filthy My well spoken breath, rasping Trying to ride my knowledge like a broken bicycle But they, Their way is clear Straight backed, they are indestructible, Dirt hidden by ebony, Voices, tuneless, but clear, true I call them back, my broken voice Pleading my superior theology Questioning our direction, how can they know? They say they trust their feet

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Poem By Savannah Johnson A waste of beauty, The life you lead has a swift end, Depending on others to hold your hand, Wandering through the open plane of land, Through my eyes you see my truth, You’re killing your youth, brutality Living in your virtual reality, Thinking everything’s okay When you are going to waste away, The beauty spent on your cliché,

Ode To An Apple Core -by Grant Tarbard The taken breath, a feud with moving parts A fraud divulged to the authorities Having the wherewithal, Unstrapped, Paw gnawed off To the nub and gristle; The apple core and the empty mug Both sit on the side along with the radio tuned to static.

Grant Tarbard lives in London, Essex where he writes in a ramshackle fashion but with purpose. He has worked as a computer games journalist, a script and poetry editor and a football magazine contributor amongst other sous chef-esque writing jobs.

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