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…

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…

The Trouble With Indifference

People often say that they don’t have an opinion about a certain issue, or that they don’t want to get involved in an argument between people they know. They might also say that they will keep their opinions to themselves. While it is understandable that they make such statements as a means to avoid problems,…

The Unnecessary Apologies

The other day, I was walking in the mall minding my own business, when a group of teenagers walked past me so quickly that they forced me to step aside and let them through. Without realizing it I told them “Oh I’m Sorry” However, with no response from their end, they walked on possibly giggling…

I Stopped Listening

After a four-day vacation which I spent mostly at home in my own bubble reading books, watching series, movies and chasing other personal goals  , I found myself making a list in my head of the pieces of advice I have decided not to take. You see, I just realized that we spend too much…

Mind Clutter

For some time now, I lost my way. I got busy with my full-time job, and other social engagements to the point where I forgot about writing. I would plan to wake up and write only to wake up exhausted and not bothered to instead. My ability to sit down and  instantly find an idea…

Still Deluded About Self Worth?

It is funny how in our society we are not yet clear on the idea of self worth. Women would stay in a marriage even after the man had cheated on them or worse yet had taken a second wife, knowing fully that they were simply perceived by their partner as not good enough. Come…

Traveling  Part One

  Work brings you a lot of experiences, some are good, some are bad, and some send you traveling to the other side of the world. My work sent me to the USA for the first time in my life , to Atlanta Georgia to be exact, and  I was so excited to go ….

Are You Confident or Loud?

When I was a child I used to associate confidence with the ability to speak up. However, as I grew older I came to realize that speaking up has nothing to do with it. After all, those people who boast about themselves, their achievements, and their skills are not necessarily confident. They could be just…

Little Ideas About Writing

Some people asked me where I get my writing ideas from and really I was flattered, especially since I don’t claim to be the expert and I see myself as someone who is always learning. They even asked if I have some “Writing Process” I follow. I put these words between quotation marks because really there…

Fasting and My IQ

When I was kid , one of the most popular cartoons showing on TV was “Popeye the Sailor Man” It told a story of  a sailor who was weak and defeated until he had his spinach. When he had his spinach he made wonders happen. One mouthful of spinach was enough for him to make…

The Human Emotion Factory

In a world where beauty is converted into an industry and where hair colors are no longer subject to normal pigmentation but rather to a color palette determined by the fashion moguls, it is no wonder that basic human emotions would soon follow suit. Now we don’t say that someone was rude but rather that…