Posts Tagged ‘ Anne Campbell ’

THE RED SHAWL by Anne Campbell

July 19, 2016

"That lipstick's too pale on you," she'd say, while sporting a livid magenta that matched the dress that didn't suit her either.
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May 11, 2015

The large courtroom was packed, and I couldn't hear. Most of the other defendents looked down and out and dejected. Hmong ladies in knitted hats looked confused and stoic; young men lounged in low-slung jeans, scruffy jackets and dirty sneakers. A couple of my fellow defendants had beaten people up. I tried to...
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January 31, 2015

The driver suddenly stops and gets out. Two bored looking men lounging in the ditch smoking watch us, and I wonder if this deserted intersection is where I lose my passport and money.
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ON NOT-WRITING by Anne Campbell

February 5, 2013

Perhaps I can get a tax refund for using my computer room for not-writing, as long as I spend the required amount of time there not-writing, and if I can write off some of my not-writing expenses, against the income I hope to get from not-writing.
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Ships That Pass in the Night

December 3, 2010

I’m stuck, what do you say to a movie stunt man? “Wow, that must be dangerous/exciting/boring after a while”? Everyone he meets must say that. I settle on, “What was the hardest thing you’ve had to do?” He thinks for a second, then replies, “Falling from a thirty story building.” He pulls out a cell-phone; there are...
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Paste-up Before Cut and Paste

September 6, 2010

There must have been more than that to the job (fetching coffee, maybe), but this is what I remember: cutting and gluing, then getting glue on fingers that picked up tiny bits of paper and odd commas I didn’t want and got stuck where they didn’t belong. When I did put them in the...
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New Shoes

February 1, 2010

I would have given anything for shoes like the other girls at school had, light-weight ones that wouldn’t make my feet look big. I didn’t think we’d find them at the shoe shop in our pokey High Street, but I’d been afraid to suggest we take the train to the next town where they...
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Editor’s Ramblings

New Look, Same Magazine

In the immortal words of the Brady kids:

When it's time to change, then it’s time to change
Don't fight the tide, come along for the ride, don't you see
When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange
Who you are into what you're gonna be

With the help of writer and webmaster Ian Shane, we have given ourselves a makeover. It was surprisingly easy and relatively painless. On the inside, we are still the same magazine. On the outside, we are slightly more fabulous.

Praxis takes pride in featuring established and up-and-coming writers. We are always looking for new material and fresh voices. Check out our submission guidelines to get an idea of the kind of work we are looking for, and peruse our stories to get a feel for what we like.

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