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Layla’s Miracle

The train slipped through the silent, snowy landscape. Most passengers were either returning home or vacationing. But one, a petite girl of...

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Blissful Ignorance

I see her every morning. Some days, her head is held high, smile plastered across her face, daring anyone to do anything but smile back,...

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A Barren Piece of Rock

She was one of the most famous women in her town. Famous not for her wealth or lineage but for her never ending ability to give – if...

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A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 2

Continued from A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 1 “What happened Nana? Did you fall?” I asked between sobs. He nodded at me. My mom...

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A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 1

It was a little while after Fajr. I smiled at the sound of giggles wafting down from the bedroom at the top of the stairs. I soon found...

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Life Management™

Dear Human, This is to inform you that life as you know it has been binned. There were a lot of complaints regarding life as it had been,...

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Unrequited Love

I ran through the doors, leaving behind startled nurses and doctors. “Where’s the emergency room? Where is he?” I shouted....

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A Silent Reconciliation

He sighed, trudging towards the bathroom. His day had consisted of chai, tables, charts and angry clients. He had come home to find out...

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Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 2

Continued from Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 1 That’s my cue. Tucking my gum into the corner of my mouth to save for later, I step out...

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Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 1

“It’s Afra,” she says wearily. “My name is Afra. Your name is Khawlah. It’s not hard to call people by their names you know. And...

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