Wild River Review

WRR 4.4 — 1 AUGUST 2007


NOVEL EXCERPT: In a State of Partition by Aneesha Capur

SPOTLIGHT: The Other Side Of Abu Ghraib (Part 1) — The Detainees’ Quest for Justice by Joy E. Stocke, Kim Nagy, and Chris Tiefel

COLUMN: The Mystic Pen — The Gift by Katherine Schimmel Abdel Baki

FILM REVIEW: The Prisoner, or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair by Elizabeth Sheldon

AIRMAIL: Confessions of a Global Traveler — Hong Kong Diary: Of Courtesans and Kings by the Professor

NOVEL EXCERPT: Blood Grip Chapter 4 by Constance Garcia-Barrio


UP THE CREEK: Editor’s Notes — Art, Yoga, and Abu Ghraib

A Different Concept

Mary accepted the Angel Gabriel’s proclamation
that she had been chosen by God to bear His son.

Such a good girl she was — dutiful, reverent.
But what of all those girls before her? The
ones who said:

“No way! Not me!” or
“You’ve got to be kidding,” or
“Get out of here freak, I’m betrothed,” or
“Go see Ruth, she’ll do it.”

By the time Gabriel got to Mary,
he wasn’t asking anymore.

Russ Fee

Russ Fee

Russ Fee is a former civil rights attorney who now teaches elementary school in the Chicago area. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he majored in English. His poems have appeared in journals such as Barnwood Poetry Magazine and Potato Hill Poetry. Russ is the author of a book of poems about his teaching experiences entitled, A Dash of Expectation (Poems of the Classroom). He has three grown children and lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife Joan, a university professor.

POETRY: A Different Concept