To me, reading is a great way to escape the daily rush. Wandering to a different world just by opening up a chapter and reading from sentence to sentence, I get to decide the pace. With a book in front of your nose, you can allow yourself to just ignore the world around you for … More Reading as an Escape from Reality
We at Writer’s Block Magazine are very proud to present to you our latest issue which you can find below! Unfortunately, due to measures against the spread of COVID-19 we are unable to publish a physical copy, so issue #43 is a digital release only. Thanks to our wonderful contributors, #43 is packed with beautiful … More Writer’s Block #43
Writer’s Block would like to remind you that we are open for submissions for our annual Flash Fiction Competition! Send us your story including the prompt: “What are we going to do about the flesh-eating plant in our garden?” Check out the poster below for more details. The deadline is May 8th, so you have … More Reminder: Flash Fiction Competition
With all that is going on in the world right now, I believe that poetry is more important than ever, and I have been lucky enough to read some incredibly powerful and necessary poems in the last few weeks. And yet poetry seems to be as misunderstood as it ever was. The first question that … More But What Does the Poem Mean?
The word șatră can be translated from Romanian to English as “a Gypsy tent or camp”. If we examine the semantics of șatră in the Romanian language, we will find the following meanings: “a tent belonging to nomad Romani people”, but also “rude”, and “in a state of sloppiness and dirt”. This ambivalence has been … More A Look Inside the Şatră
I started acting in elementary school. It was my first serious dream, and I had it all figured out. I was going to go to high school, take acting classes, register for casting agencies, the whole ordeal. If none of that took off, there would always be the promise of theater school, bringing me back … More Chasing Dreams, Telling Stories & Picking Flowers
Climate change is a big deal. I try my best: recycling, avoiding single-use plastic, not eating meat. Such small changes help to clear the conscience but don’t infringe on my day to day life. But, if you asked me to stop flying, to never drive a car, or to consider not having children on the … More If Climate Change Means the End of the World, Why Am I Not Scared?