December 16, 2018

It had been three days since my request. He didn’t call or text. A strange feeling came over me. I was confused to the point where I was afraid to describe how it felt. We were best friends and nothing could ever come between us. We met on the first day of college and...

November 21, 2018

The first time I visited my relatives in China I was eleven. You can imagine the culture shock; I had grown up accustomed to the material comforts of America, and at the time I first visited, China was still quite poor. There was no TV in the house, and we’d have to go...

April 22, 2018

تحقق حلم عصام ها هو صاحب الشركة المسن قرر اخيراً ان يسجل نصف اسهم الشركة الهندسية العملاقة باسمه، اكثر من عشرين عاماً وهذا الحلم يعيش داخل عصام، اوراق التسجيل جاهزة بيد محامي الشركة، في انتظار الامبراطور مايسن لتوقيعها، رجل صقلي يبلغ من العمر خمسة وثمانون عاماً، ليس له...

April 22, 2018

رجل هذا الزمان هكذا يرى  خالد نفسه، يقف امام المرآة بزهو، بعد ان يكون قد مارس رياضيته الصباحية، فهو يحب ان يحتفظ بكل المعدات الرياضية التي تحافظ له على رشاقته، بعد ان يمشي لنصف ساعة على جهاز المشي، يحمل الاثقال التي تترواح اوزانها حسب مزاجه، ثم يسبح  في المسبح الداخلي...

April 22, 2018

لم أرى جارتي العجوز منذ أيام، فلقد اعتدت رؤويتها  برفقة كلبها  كل صباح، ممسكة بعكازها،  تلفت نظري أناقتها التي لا تفارقها، فأخر مرة رأيتها شعرت ان هذه السيدة قد جاءت من اربعينات القرن الماضي، تلبس فستان اسود  يصل طوله  لركبتيها، وتلف حول رقبتها وشاح حريري من اللون الاح...

March 9, 2018

Not long ago, she had her life all under control. Her priorities were set. Her daily schedule was immaculate. Her work was number one. Until he showed up. He called her every day. They talked for hours. She was slowly but surely falling for him.

Three months later, her...

February 25, 2018

For forty years Lot lived at the edge of town near the railroad tracks and an old abandoned factory. He rarely ventured outside during the week. The bustling world terrified him. Dust swirling in the air. Sweaty bodies bumping up against each other in the crowded marke...

February 19, 2018

Ola was the pesky three-year-old daughter of a twenty-year-old elementary school teacher. Every night after she is put to bed, Ola annoyed her mother with peeving requests such as begging for a story.

“Mom, tell me a story.”

“Go to sleep. I’m tired and I don’t know any s...

February 19, 2018

“I got this. How would she say no?” I thought to myself as I walked into Maria Reis’s office 30 minutes before class started, equipped with confidence, a black eye and a written outline of my speech.

“Professor, I prepared the outline, but I won’t be able to make the sp...

February 13, 2018

The first time I learned that I was in love with Gamal was also the first time I learned everything I know about love. Gamal and I were in the second year of elementary school. I was five and he was a year older.

Gamal was a black kid with beautiful blue eyes and cute g...

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