Writers’ Wives. non-fiction by Eva Salzman

Writers’ Wives The Victorian writer’s equivalent of a Reader’s Wife photo might resemble Coventry Patmore’s homage to his first wife, Emily, that “Angel in the House”, which is also the title of a work for which he should surely be remembered. Men like Millais, Ruskin (who was shocked on this wedding night by his wife’sContinue reading “Writers’ Wives. non-fiction by Eva Salzman”

15 August kabul fall. non-fiction, photography by Ahmad Ali Fadakar

  15 August, Kabul Falls. I don’t see Kabul anymore. Kabul doesn’t have its own blue sky anymore. And the girls of this city can no longer wear their flowery dresses and skirts. They’ve forgotten their laughter. It was a dark day for Kabul and its people. I didn’t think at all that the TalibanContinue reading “15 August kabul fall. non-fiction, photography by Ahmad Ali Fadakar”

My battle scars. Non-fiction by Diary Marif

My battle scars   A scar the size of a small spider mars the left side of my head. It holds the memory of a four-year-old boy, who only knew war for the first four years of his life. His playground was an empty field and his toys were cannonballs, found among the ruins. One day,Continue reading “My battle scars. Non-fiction by Diary Marif”

Eve and her Descendants. part 2 of an essay by Olga Stein

Eve and her Descendants (Note to readers: This is the second part of the essay titled, “Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women,” which appeared in the September 2022 issue of WordCity.)   Who is Eve and what does she stand for? It has become an important question of late, especiallyContinue reading “Eve and her Descendants. part 2 of an essay by Olga Stein”

WordCity Literary Journal. November 2022.

©®| All rights to the content of this journal remain with WordCity Literary Journal and its contributing artists. Table of Contents Letter from the Editor. WordCity’s non-fiction editor, Olga Stein Our War on War War isn’t a place anyone would want to visit. Even this statement borders on the inane and insensitive, given the scaleContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. November 2022.”

November 2022 Editorial: Our War on War. by Olga Stein

Our War on War War isn’t a place anyone would want to visit. Even this statement borders on the inane and insensitive, given the scale of destruction, death, and suffering we’ve been shown by journalists who’re forced to shield consumers of news from the real devastation taking place on the ground. Let’s keep in mindContinue reading “November 2022 Editorial: Our War on War. by Olga Stein”

Good for You. a letter from Bänoo Zan

Good for You Dear Fellow-Writer in the West, I see the uncomfortable expression on your face in the face of the ongoing protests in Iran. I see you cannot wrap your head around the fact that the citizens of a Muslim-majority country are demanding an end to an “Islamic” regime. I acknowledge that this isContinue reading “Good for You. a letter from Bänoo Zan”

WordCity Literary Journal. September 2022.

©®| All rights to the content of this journal remain with WordCity Literary Journal and its contributing artists. Table of Contents Letter from the Editor. Non-fiction Editor Olga Stein Where We are Now Putting together an issue that is critical of the new anti-abortion laws in the USA has been wrenching for us at WordCity.Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. September 2022.”

The Thunder of Galloping Horses. memoir by Angela Rebrec

The Thunder of Galloping Horses           Sometimes a knocking at the door is just the wind. A look through the peephole will confirm this.          They argue about the blood test, the requisition on the fridge held up for the past six and a half weeks by a magnet that boldly yells ALASKA in multi-colouredContinue reading “The Thunder of Galloping Horses. memoir by Angela Rebrec”

Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women. essay by Olga Stein

Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women Anyone committed to educating about or protecting civil rights will see the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court on June 24 of this year as a severe reversal of decades’ worth of social progress. From the standpoint of legal scholars,Continue reading “Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women. essay by Olga Stein”