Chad Erupts In Strife

A Short Story by Michael Varga (Winner of the Glimmer Train Magazine Fiction Open 2014; published in Glimmer Train Issue #95 in November 2015) “I’m still on hold,” Felicia announced to Maria and Giorgio. They stared at her from the kitchen table in the Comma’s house...

The Difference after the War Ends

Sri Lanka is an ancient civilization, dating back 30,000 years. The island off the coast ofIndia in the Indian Ocean is a mix of many cultures, Sinhalese and Tamil the predominantones.  After a recent trip there, it seems amazing the transformation I witnessed.  I...

A Piece of Massachusetts in Georgia

After a series of deaths among my group of friends over the last few months, recently we escaped to the mountains of northern Georgia for a few days to refresh ourselves, and to remind that the earth has a way of renewing—it’s called Spring—that allows us to bury the...

The President’s Disrespect for the Foreign Service

Speaker of the House John Boehner has invited the Israeli Prime Minister to address Congress. He’s entitled to invite anyone to speak, but when he does not coordinate these invitations with the executive branch of the U.S. government, the world grows infinitely more...