Hard Shells (Fiction)

Layla signed the divorce papers, and with that the judge officially announced her divorced from her husband of three years. At first, a sense of relief overcame her, as this announcement marked the end of a long saga of verbal abuse and repetitive infidelity. Although the marriage had ended on this particular spring day in…

The Little Ones

My ten year- old niece the other day told us about her adventures at school. Her stories made me realize just how much the world has changed over the past few years.  She told us that in her class, there are a few girls who lead the rest of the group. They call themselves the…

The Other Plan

Every year, in the month of December, most of us make elaborate plans for the year to come. We call them goals, resolutions, dreams, ambitions, or even hopes. On December 2018, I decided not to do that, instead I decided to just plan to be a better person in 2019. Now, three months into the…

Lines

One of the first things we learn in school is how to draw a line. We also learn at a very young age how to color inside the line, and as we grow older we study about wars that killed millions of people, and even civilizations that fell to the ground simply because nations crossed…

The Little Things

I remember when I was growing up, that not everything I wanted was available. After all, I grew up in a simpler time where not everyone had a credit card, and not everyone had a mobile phone. I grew up at time when weekly allowance meant exactly what the term implies, an allowance your parents…

The Only Resolution that Counts

Close to New Years Eve and during the first week of the new year, we all make long lists of resolutions. Some of us want to lost weight, and some of us want to get a promotion. Some of us want to learn something new, while others want to travel the world. No matter how…

The Wives-Book Review

I started reading this book on a long flight. So, I can safely say that it was entertaining enough to keep me intrigued throughout the 10-hour journey and the five hour layover in the airport. I found it to be a light read. In fact I feel that its plot speaks directly to our human…

The Yuk of Failure

Today, I failed at a something I poured my time and energy into. I worked on it as much as I could and it just didn’t make it to success. I admit I cried a bit from my rage, as it was a feeling of rage meshed with a feeling of self doubt. I couldn’t…

Fueled (Fiction)

I was walking, walking as fast as I can to burn off as many calories as a one hour workout possibly could. My earphones were in my ears blasting the song list I really didn’t want anyone on the planet to know I had. Then cutting through the music, I heard my phone ring, I…

The Good Earth (Book Review)

I don’t even know how I found this book, but it was lying in our library at home. It looked old and tattered, and naturally it was old, as this novel was written in 1931. The copy I found in our home was clearly not a new edition. At the time I started reading it,…

In 23 Days!

In 23 days, I’m officially not old or young. I grow a year older so that now I am no longer the bright-eyed fresh graduate who wants to start her career, nor am I the young twenty-something who wants to fall in love. I am not even the thirty-something who wants to make mistakes and…

The Ex (Fiction)

She walked away from their last conversation believing that she had no other choice. After all, he cheated and there was nothing left to be said. He begged and pleaded for another chance but his attempts to be forgiven were only met with her silence. He texted, he called, and he emailed, but still he…