Clarity of Passion
...supports the last hero in a failing state: the local journalist.
Here, we juxtapose shanties of the destitute with advertised houses of the rich. If, unlike our contributors to date, you have a few words to bring home the reality of destitution, or the risks taken by the local investigative journalist trying to expose local corruption, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mumbai slum - courtesy Wikipedia
Freehold P O A
by Lee Bin Fu
Yes, of course the human race is doomed. But you and I are not doomed, and perhaps even the woman in this slum-house could be saved by the local journalist, who grew up knowing the identities of the local mafia. Remember, if a foreigner takes it upon himself to point up the corruption that buries her, this will be dismissed as post-colonial impertinence. Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Our justly revered foreign correspondents tend to view local reporters abroard, as they might view beaters at a pheasant shoot, on a country estate: once safely back on the ’plane home, most simply forget about them. Editor Character property sale: Farm above Florence, Airport Florence.
Property Story by Gus Helm
We believe we know what was meant by ‘all men are created equal’ so we subscribe to it in spite of ourselves, knowing that although it is untrue, we wish to be treated equitably under law. You were always nimbler; I was always stronger. You were always quicker; I had greater stamina. We know this with certainty: - This, uniquely, is our property: our humanity.
by R.D. Sanjit
"Supports the unknown local journalist? -Really? -Bastard cost me my family and my house: he's not unknown to me."
"I'm sorry. And what do you do?''
"I'm a sort of banker."
"As in loan salesman?"Character property sale:Venda do Porco, Coimbra, outskirts of village in central Portugal. Airport Opporto+ Lisbon. Ref Pn 685
by Geshen Haaza
My house is at Jerusalem and from my balcony the two state solution looks every day more improbable. Only a three state solution will work. But the Independent City State of Jerusalem cannot be negotiated. It could only be imposed by American suspension of military credits. Secretly and without warning. Character property sale: Art Decco 19th century Palazzo, Abruzzo. Airport Pescara. 10km to sea, 200km to Rome.Congress would not be informed. Israel could not risk any but the most secret protests against the requisite presidential directive. Inconceivable?Think Groucho Marx. Think Suez.
Property doggerel by Hanley Maude
I like a whitewashed peasant house,
Photographer Moises Samon
Property Story by .Hamish Andersen
The idea that the meek would ‘inherit the earth’ must have seemed barmy, when first mooted, whereas it is now plain for all to see. As we rush towards the inevitable destruction of our species, with only war, disease and starvation to slow our end, we who live in the Outer Hebrides must content ourselves that at least the bureaucrats of the great capitals will probably perish, without imposing inheritance tax on our meagre progeny, left to fend off marauders, this time from the south.
Property Story after Voltaire
Each builds his own prison, and many will rush to assist him.
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