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Hitting Home

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Jul 22, 2012 · 5 min read

When I was young, I remembered living in an old house. It was where my little brother first caught the chicken pox and then passed it on to...

Gold-Rimmed Glasses

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Jul 11, 2012 · 4 min read

It was a summer of introductions and new concepts. My first summer in Pakistan. Everyone was talking about the heat and how uncomfortably...

Deathly Reminders

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Feb 29, 2012 · 5 min read

I saw death coming right in front of me, and all I felt was fear. What will happen when it comes for me? Or you? * * * She lay there, weak,...

Quantum Barakah

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Feb 7, 2012 · 5 min read

“All right, everyone. Let’s recite Surah Al-Asr before we finish class,” I announced to thirteen pairs of brown eyes staring up at...

Servant Thievery

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Jan 12, 2012 · 5 min read

She was dragged mercilessly to the balcony, clutching her black plastic trash bag close to her side as if her life depended on it. The...

Send Me to the Planetarium

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Jan 1, 2012 · 4 min read

As a young girl, I developed an overzealous fascination with outer space. The balance of the blazing stars astounded me – especially...