Category Archives: War

The Night of Shattered Myth, by Swatilekha Roy

Swatilekha Roy is a 2016 Young Writers Contest Notable Finalist who writes from Durgapur, West Bengal, India. Swatilekha’s story caught the attention of our judges with its courage and hope. As one of our judges commented, “Swatilekha reaches for empathy … Continue reading

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Purse String Stagecraft, By David Scott Pointer

   Purse String Stagecraft By David Scott Pointer   Flesh-eating economic system innards, rolling over community blood pressure apparatus, attached to intergenerational empty wallets attached to local and international poverty attached to invisible, intertwined groups with similar, different interests systemically … Continue reading

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Considering Tears, By Yahya Ghobadi

Writing for Peace welcomes Guest Writer Yahya Ghobadi, director of the animated film, Tears.  Considering Tears By Yahya Ghobadi   Tears is a reflection on the crisis of war which continues in Syria, Iraq, and other countries. “Dove Tear” soars … Continue reading

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Beyond the Sea, by Vicki Lindner

Beyond the Sea An excerpt from Baby, It’s You,  a memoir By Vicki Lindner   Author’s Summary: “Beyond the Sea” is Chapter 17 of Baby, It’s You, my memoir-in-progress about love, race, and rebellion. This story of an ill-fated interracial … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress, by Robert Kostuck (Part 2)

The Pilgrim’s Progress (Part Two of Two) By Robert Kostuck Sunday, January 28th, 1945 Now we have rumors of surrender, spoken in hushed voices. What will happen? The Russians will turn to our nation of islands built on the cracked … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress, by Robert Kostuck (Part 1)

The Pilgrim’s Progress (Part One of Two) By Robert Kostuck   Thursday, July 6th, 1944 The Emperor’s decree: all civilians who commit suicide before the arrival of American troops on Saipan will be assured equal spiritual grace in the afterlife, … Continue reading

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Ebola Crisis in Liberia, By Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Another Look at the Ebola Crisis in Liberia By Patricia Jabbeh Wesley Where there is no vision, the people perish…,” yes, that is in the Bible, folks, in the great Proverbs, particularly, in chapter 29, verse 18, and now, I … Continue reading

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Why I can’t unsee what I’ve read about 9/11, by Andrea W. Doray

Why I can’t unsee what I’ve read about 9/11 by Andrea W. Doray   I haven’t watched the videos of the recent slayings of American journalists. I read the news accounts and the still photos were horrific enough for me, … Continue reading

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Voice To The Voiceless, by Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Writing for Peace is excited to introduce three wonderful new members of our advisory panel: Robert Kostuck, Djelloul Marbrook, and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley. Each of our new advisers has achieved an inspiring level of personal integrity in their work, and … Continue reading

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Jigsaw, by David Scott Pointer

Marine Corps coffins ride the ancestral iron horses of Captain Lincoln’s fabled line Army caskets are tended by the spirits of Ernest Hemingway and Great Uncle Walt Whitman Navy submersible boxes sometimes request sea burial slowly floating into the divine … Continue reading

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