Plates of Haleem

The other day, a strong and physically fit young man knocked on my car’s window at a red signal, with his hands wide open, and face a picture of utter despair. As I turned to look at him, a very old but vivid memory resurfaced…. I’m sitting in the backseat of the car enjoying a … More Plates of Haleem

The Cause Of My Affliction

This story follows a kidnapped girl’s life in the custody of her kidnapper as she slowly mistakes his brutality for affection; a metaphorical piece detailing the cruelties of toxic and abusive relationships.  “Afflictions are but the shadow of His wings.” ― George MacDonald, The Curate of Glaston  **********************************************************************   The ends of my brown hair are … More The Cause Of My Affliction