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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To Sealed Hearts

Hither fly your arrows of hatred. Thither rain your spears of ignorance. But no sigh of pain escapes my lips as they come to pierce my...

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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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An Uninvited Guest

an uninvited guest settles in the valley of my heart makes a home within my chest and refuses to depart the mountains of my lungs are...

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Oh, All the Kitchens You Will See

There are many things being a girl has taught me. I have learnt, in the past sixteen years, how to make compelling conversation, how to...

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Discovering (I Knew Nothing of) the Black Experience

How much do I really know about the black experience? I am of Bangladeshi descent, but I grew up in a black-majority county and went to...

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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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Service for Humanity: My Experience in Baton Rouge

“That’s the house about a quarter mile straight ahead, and that’s actually their car right there.” I looked to my right, as we got...

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