I was born with a number practically branded on my forehead. I didn’t think much of it as a kid, but as I grew older I started realising that people around me also had numbers on their foreheads. In school, we started learning about the mathematical value of these numbers. When I looked around me, […]Read more "1…2…"
Before 6:07pm on August 4, 2020: I had submitted my final presentation and was working on discussing it the next day. My siblings were complaining to mom about how boring life in quarantine is. We were living like we always did, trying to survive each day. The mental toll we had had to endure was […]Read more "لبيروت"
Life does not feel real right now. It feels as though we are currently sitting in a movie theatre watching the worst film ever made. The production is flawed, the soundtrack is off tune, the storyline is all over the place, and the main characters do not fit the roles. Donald Trump is the president […]Read more "All Eyes on Deck"
It’s been a while since I’ve accepted new guests. I was feeling quite lonesome, yet it was also really peaceful. No worries. No fights. No drama. No hatred. But alas! Despite the current lockdown, I saw something rush through to get in. I hadn’t seen it in years, and so it took me a few […]Read more "Welcome Back"
I’ve already had the next ten years of my life figured out. I know where I want to continue studying. I know what I want to work. I know how many kids I want. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had everything around me organised the way I want it. I love to […]Read more "Out of Control"
I raised my head and looked in front of me for the first time. I saw a figure standing merely 50cm away. It looked back at me, staring deep into my soul. It was beautiful. She was beautiful. She was as tall as I am, her long brown hair brushing against her soft face. Her […]Read more "To Myself"
12:30am I feel nothing. I’m not happy. I’m not sad. I’m not angry. It’s just nothing. Nothing is worth laughing about. Nothing is worth crying over. Nothing is worth yelling at. I just couldn’t care less about everything around me anymore. I’ll do my art projects haphazardly because honestly what’s the point. I’ll talk to […]Read more "30"
Oh, how I long for my eyes to close. For my body to stop moving. For my mind to relax. When will I receive my eternal slumber? When will I rest? When will I disconnect from this life? When will my soul find peace? Oh, how I wish to dream. To dream of fairies, fountains, […]Read more "My Eternal Break"
Choking. Aching. Tears streaming. Heart hurting. Legs shaking. It’s as if I’m in some sort of trance. My hands are weak. I don’t know how I’m holding my pen and writing. It hurts. Everything hurts. It hurts to think. It hurts to eat. It hurts to walk. Emotionally. Physically. Mentally. I’m drained. Exhausted. Fed up […]Read more "The Haze In My Head"
I’ve tried writing this down so many times, but every time I look back and reread it, I feel like something is wrong. Sometimes, I’d be too vague. Other times, I’d be rambling so much that I end up with such a messy, incoherent piece. So here I am, one more time, trying to talk […]Read more "Chapter One: Complete"