Wearing hijab in the workplace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtcR169gomY&t=2s What is the problem with wearing hijab in the workplace? The answer is fear. Fear that you will be judged. Fear that you will be thought less of Fear that you are the unknowable other Fear that there is nothing in common And Fear that there never will be. Having worn the hijab since... Continue Reading →

Maisha’s Mystery Man

Maisha pushed the trolley ahead, grumbling to herself. ‘A whole day slaving away at work and what do I get as soon as I get home? Can you go buy some bread? Sure! Cuz why would I need a rest?!’ So engrossed was she in her thoughts that she failed to notice the figure casting... Continue Reading →

Stained Silver Shoes

The first thing she saw when she woke up was the wind chime singing softly in the breeze. The glass prisms were sharp yet exquisite. Along the edges of the clear prisms were dark vibrant red stains, which glinted in the sunlight and illuminated the room. She sat up in her bed and stared at... Continue Reading →

Insightful story…

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track. The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused... Continue Reading →

A sad story.

Story time: Once upon a time there was an island where all the 'feelings' lived together. One day a storm began brewing in the sea and the island was getting dangerously flooded. Every feeling was scared and to save them, Love made a boat on which they could escape. Every feeling got into the boat except one. Love got down to... Continue Reading →

The Red Balloon

The red balloon. That was the title our teacher had given us to write a story to write for creative writing. I closed my eyes. It sometimes helps me concentrate. I don't quite know what happened next, but I was fast asleep. Soon I was having a dream, I was flying through the air and... Continue Reading →

Petra the playful Pixie

Once upon a time in a land not so far away in a small forest where the grass was always green and the birds were always chirping, there lived a small pixie named Petra. Petra was always out and about causing mischief around town. Her mother was always hearing complaints about her naughty tricks. Petra... Continue Reading →

Many Evils

You’ve probably been told that the many evils of life include drugs, alcohol, violence and insanity. But at my age, I can safely reflect and say they’ve always worked for me. At ten in the morning I am stoned and drunk and having cracked my head against the bathroom wall last night, I was in... Continue Reading →

I Remember

I remember soft skin, pliable as honey. A paradise of smelly arms where I slept incessantly. The lines of an age weary face pulled towards a newborn me in the proud smile of a grandmother. I remember a cool wet cloth on my forehead of searing flesh, soft coos of a worried mother on midnight... Continue Reading →

First Class Dirt

It is always cold at five in the morning. Bundled up, we were all ready and waiting to bolt out the door and embrace the journey. So I thought until I looked around. My sisters were trying to find their mouths to shove the bread into, with their sleepy eyes closed. My cousin the make... Continue Reading →

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