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Fiction

By:  Diane L. Merkel   Just above a Geico bill and below a Chase credit card statement rested a white envelope. It was addressed to Leo in handwriting that was not unfamiliar to him; handwriting which debuted on the back cover…

Books ReviewsLiterary criticism

By: Joe Peacock   On his title page of The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien identifies these linked stories as “a work of fiction.”  Had he not, readers could certainly fall into the mistaken impression that this work is indeed…

Non-Fiction

By: Valery Petrovskiy When he came, a book lay on my desk, just children’s book, no suspense. Mere travel notes of a man who spent a vacation in Siberia rafting with his friends: fishing around and hunting whenever possible, they…

News

Goodreads (www.goodreads.com) which has been a favourite destination for readers and writers around the world, will now be operating under Amazon’s banner. Amazon.com, Inc. yesterday announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads. It is, however, not easy…

Fiction

By Kersie Khambatta     The silverback sat in solitary splendour. His extended family was spread all around him, at a respectful distance. He chose to ignore them. Two young ones were bored. They walked about a bit, and found…

Poetry

By: Pamela Riley I remember the color of your eyes that day we drove to Calvary and how you said my smile could murder the moon. Everything I did that summer was for you – the shells rattling in old cans…

Poetry

By: Adreyo Sen Her madness was an open sore. A forgotten wound. It added years to a face closing in upon itself, like a government deposition. Her madness fled from her lined mouth and attacked us passers by, a snake…

Literary criticism

 By:  G. D. McFetridge I picked William Faulkner because of his unique style and voice, and because many pundits and critics still laud him as one of the past century’s literary geniuses. From his book, The Long Hot Summer, I extracted…

Poetry

By: Lisa Anne Maryniw The air is crisp Breath rising in the Winter midst Darkness covers the vacant Streets of Mind and Soul. The Body is frail Dying from absence of food and shelter The Soul is crying from the…

News

The Literary Yard has received the press release from the Press Information Bureau of India on the Copyright Rules, 2013. The piracy has been a huge concern in India. Artists, authors and publishers have lost millions of rupees. In addition,…