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,…

It’s Not a Bad Thing!

In my life I have been called a lot of things. I have been called a person with an attitude, a person who is bossy, a person who wants what she wants when she wants it, and I have even been called a B….h behind my back. Believe it or not, I am fine with…

Time

For some time now, I have been wondering whether or not my life is where it should be. I guess this is natural since in two days I am becoming a year older. I have overcome the age issue by trying to find joy in being not old or young, but what about the life…

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…

A Rude Awakening

In the last year I have realized some pretty disturbing facts about the way I interact with others. I realized that I have given people more chances than they deserve and I have given more than I have received in many of my dealings. This fact hit me like a brick when last week I…

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…

Ten Steps to Make Him Miss You Like Crazy!

I know that many of you saw this title and you probably thought to yourselves that I have some secret embedded in this post designed to make a guy miraculously change from not knowing you exist to missing you like crazy. Well, if this is the reason you are reading this post then I advise…

Meaning in the Machine

This is an Amman Writing Club Assignment also published here I wake up and I reach in the darkness for my phone. I mechanically flip through my notifications on Facebook. I know that part of me is seeking, hoping, and even yearning for something to strike my interest, but in my search I only see…

What For?

Last Saturday, I told a friend of mine that I haven’t been blogging for some time and that I feel that I really should go back to blogging regularly. In response to my complaint she asked “Why should you?” I   then said to her I should blog regularly because it was something I started and…

The Wall of Words (Fiction)

She sat in his car and smiled and asked him how he was. He made a short reply and looked away. The weather was hot, she wanted him to switch on the AC. So, she looked over at him to ask but saw nothing in his face but hatred. She quickly turned her head to…

Let’s Pick Our Battles

I learned a long time ago that no one gets everything they want in life. I also came to terms with the fact that this realization in itself is no reason to constantly feel down or depressed. In fact, I can safely say that the secret to happiness is the ability to cut losses and…

The Real Me-Part Two (Fiction)

“So, how do we get to know each other? Do you meet men alone, or do you do it with a relative around? Or do we talk on the phone, or do we have pointless conversations online?” Hashem asked.  “So, you agree to my terms?” Dina responded “I don’t even know what your terms are…