What If We Could Erase Our Memories?

I’m sure we all have a memory we would like to delete from our minds. Whether it be an overwhelmingly embarrassing moment, a tough breakup or a traumatic experience, we all can recall an event that we wish we could completely forget. Well, new research suggests that this may be soon possible to a certainContinue reading “What If We Could Erase Our Memories?”

Flash Fiction Competition 2022

“There is something in the water” With this prompt, Writer’s Block is proud to announce the annual flash fiction competition! For a chance to be published in our next issue, send us your creation including the prompt – but remember, no later than May 1st at midnight (Central European time). Anxiously anticipating your creations, WB

The Aesthetic is: An Identity Crisis Based on a Wealth Problem

© Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer by Casper David Friedrich When I was younger I had dreams of becoming a fashion designer but I had no real game plan so I never pursued them. It’s one of those childhood dreams like becoming a professional football player, a pop star, or an actor that once youContinue reading “The Aesthetic is: An Identity Crisis Based on a Wealth Problem”

Paying tribute to colonizers – A reflection on colonialist Germany effects on Namibia

Image credits: The IndependentSnapshot of German colonial Africa Over the last decade, the remnants of the dark side of colonialism have been discussed more and more. Moreover, numerous countries that used to be colonies face discussions related to whether it is right or not to have so many influences and tributes honoring big colonizers andContinue reading “Paying tribute to colonizers – A reflection on colonialist Germany effects on Namibia”

THE UNBELIEVABLE FASHION SHOW… LOCATIONS

all credits in the image – For years fashion shows were focused on the clothes presented on models and advertising the designers’ new creations and inspirations. When we look back at fashion shows from the 50’s or 60’s, they were mostly similar. Except for the differences in apparel on the catwalk, the most popular modelsContinue reading “THE UNBELIEVABLE FASHION SHOW… LOCATIONS”

Fanfiction: Why It Is So Important

credit: hurricanestiles (on instagram) – Today’s controversial topic: fanfiction! And you may be wondering, why this cover picture? Well, one of the fandoms on which I read a fair share of fanfics (because the show ended in such a disappointing manner, I cried my eyes out and needed comfort) is Merlin, a BBC show thatContinue reading “Fanfiction: Why It Is So Important”

Writer’s Block #47

We are thrilled to share our 47th issue with you! Thanks to all the writers who sent in their unique contributions. Finally, this year we were able to print. So, while you can access the online version here, you can also grab a printed copy at PCH! If you would like to see your workContinue reading “Writer’s Block #47”

V DAY

Chaucer’s valentine birds, artist: Celia Hart – Since we are a literary magazine, it is impossible for us to ignore the one topic that drives so many people to create sonnets, songs, and stories: love. Although V day can be a day filled with pressure and loneliness for some, on Writer’s Block we believe thatContinue reading “V DAY”

Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?

For those who might have missed it, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians tv show has been officially given the green light by Disney Plus. This means that the show will definitely happen, even though fans had started doubting it would.  The news that the series had been picked up by Disney Plus originally cameContinue reading “Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?”

Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia, Part II: Tintin the Tourist

I can’t remember when I first discovered Tintin, which can only mean one of two things: either I am getting old, or it was a very long time ago. Probably both. What I do know is that I read Hergé’s Tintin comics enough times as a kid to easily remember many of the stories cover-to-cover.Continue reading “Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia, Part II: Tintin the Tourist”