Category Archives: Creativity Initiative

IF I HAD A BILLION HEARTS

  IF I HAD A BILLION HEARTS A poem by Adel Bishtawi If I had a billion hearts, And you had a single one, I’d love you a billion times, And a billion more before I’m done. But I have

The Fisherman and the Syren

The Fisherman and the Syren, a painting by Lord Frederic Leighton. More info can be found at Wikipedia: Leighton-The Fisherman and the Syren. The painting is used as profile for the Creativity Initiative Facebook Page Beehive Literary Cirlce. https://www.facebook.com/beehiveliterarycircle/

There Remains a Farewell – A poetica by Adel Bishtawi

There Remains a Farewell As poetica by Adel Bishtawi The rickety wooden boat rocked dizzily on a sudden wave that crept shyly towards the beach, and almost touched their feet before the gently surging sea pulled it back. Nader was

The last lecture – A short story by Adel Bishtawi

The last lecture A short story by Adel Bishtawi A shadowy veil descended slowly over the last warm rays of the sun as it dipped behind the trees to the south west. They sat on the cold marble stairs of

A travel document to hell – A short story by Adel Bishtawi

A travel document to hell A short story by Adel Bishtawi The glass door to the left of the transit lounge was flung open and a young immigration officer holding a collection of green, blue, and black passports marched towards

Traces of a Tattoo Painting by international painter Hani Mazhar

  Details from a painting by the distinguished Iraqi painter Mazhar Hani. It is a gift from a great friend to Adel Bishtawi who knew each other for close to two decades. The painting is use for the cover of the English edition

THE ATHEIST: A short Story

THE ATHEIST A short story in two parts BY Adel Bishtawi adapted from the novel Times of Death and Roses. (1) Rana, a beautiful Christian girl from Beirut, goes to her Muslim boyfriend’s flat for a coffee. As they were