mother Tag Archive

13 Ways of Looking at My Mother

Poem by
Jul 16, 2017 · 3 min read

Her pale, slender fingers fly through my hair as she braids it in the kitchen on a Monday morning, while I panic, thinking of my bus to...

A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 2

Story by
Feb 8, 2017 · 10 min read

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

A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 1

Story by
Feb 3, 2017 · 7 min read

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...

Two Loves

Memoir by
Aug 1, 2016 · 5 min read

It was the 21st night of Ramadan. After iftar, we hurriedly performed wudhu and made our way inside Al-Masjid Al-Haram through the King...

A Letter to My Son

Essay by
Jan 2, 2016 · 4 min read

My Dear Son, I’ve dreamt of you many times, of what you’ll look like, sound like, act like. In my dreams you are everything I had...

Haunting Past

Story by
Apr 4, 2012 · 10 min read

Intisar shut down her laptop, picked up her jacket and tucked a stray wisp of curly brown hair into her scarf. Picking up her bag, she...

A Mother’s Gift: Part II

Story by
Nov 16, 2011 · 9 min read

Continued From “A Mother’s Gift: Part I.”  Three days went by. I went to school after the morning at Daniel’s house,...

A Mother’s Gift: Part I

Story by
Nov 14, 2011 · 11 min read

I looked at my watch, holding it under a streetlight. 12:00 – midnight. I ran down the street, heart racing, shoes pounding against the...

Silent Mourning

MYM Staff
Memoir by
Jul 6, 2011 · 6 min read

A True Story | Anonymous Staff Writer “We’re leaving”, they said. The door snapped shut. Our home plunged into silent mourning. My...

A Mother’s Jar

Poem by
Apr 27, 2011 · 7 min read

A coin upon a coin Sweat upon a face Time upon time Time is running out Dollars upon dollars A story like no other Forever to be told,...