Women’s Dilemma

Recently it has occurred to me that although Arab women have come a long way, they still are at a disadvantage in society. Imagine for example, being a not so young single woman in the Arab world, I can tell you the disadvantages multiply in your case. You will probably get the look from people…

The Moments Part 1 (Fiction)

Amal was not quite sure when it happened. She was not able to pin-point a day, a time , or an incident that made Faisal suddenly feel unimpressive to her. But, never the less, the incident happened not long ago in her life history. The sentiment might have taken charge of her thoughts gradually or…

Book Review- The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Over the course of a single day in New York City, two teenagers who have nothing in common randomly meet and in that same day their feelings for each other evolve. Now you may think that this is sappy, predictable, or even cliché, but this novel is written in a way that helps to give…

The Shift

It is safe to say that our perceptions and personalities are shaped by life events that invade our day-to-day existence. For me, the lockdown changed me in ways that make it hard for me to go back to being who I was before it. My life prior to the lockdown seems to be something in…

I Changed My Mind

At the start of the lock down, I had all these great plans. I downloaded a bunch of online classes I wanted to take. I even stacked up on books I wanted  to read, and I made this great list of things I wanted to achieve. After all, Social Media was flooded with great stories…

Do We Ever Get Over It?

Whenever something bad happens to us, our well-wishing friends and family tell us that eventually we will get over it. Today marks the 48th day on the passing away of my father and I can conclude that we never really get over death completely. We learn to live with it, to adapt to it, to move…

The Turning Point (Fiction)

They say that when you really love someone you compromise a part of yourself in pursuit of their happiness. You do that willingly while hoping  that you will be met with the same grace, but when that doesn’t happen you try your best to make sense of the senseless . You consume your energy trying…

We Remembet the Little Things

My father was a man with a unique soul . He was one of the few people on this earth who believed that no one could possibly be bad. He also believed that people who do cruel things are simply misunderstood. In fact, he owned the statement “Give people the benefit of the doubt” ….

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews-Book review

Now when you pick up a book like Mary Kay Andrew’s “Summer Rental” and you read in its blurb that it is about three ladies that are best friends in their mid-thirties spending the summer together on the shores of North Carolina, you kind of know how this story will end. To tell you the…

Amman in Solitude

For the first time in 18 days, I decided to leave the house. Of course, my journey to the outdoors came out of pure necessity. I was penniless at home and I needed to get to the bank. Fortunately, my bank is within walking distance to my house. After all, walking from 6th Circle to…

A Journey

Today is a nice date to start a new project, it is April 4th 2020. It marks another day going by without me taking my novel project seriously, but today won’t end like that.  You see,  I started this pursuit many times before and had failed to continue on all counts. But, today I find…

The Beauty of Misunderstanding

During my time in lock down, the number of virtual conversations and online chats I have with people have significantly increased, and I am sure this is the case with many others. And with this new experience,  I have learned something not so great about myself . I have learned that for the longest time,…