Sehri Tales 2020

Sehri Tales is an annual challenge arranged every Ramadan on Facebook by Sabrina Fatma Ahman, journalist and teacher based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For more information, check out the event page. Below are this year’s entries for the Sehri Tales by yours truly. Sehri Tales | Day 1 prompt: Garden. Fate of Rose by Faeeja Rose…

A Review on All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance Goodreads Blurb: The day after the funeral all our mourning clothes hung out on the line like sleeping bats. ‘This will be really embarrassing,’ I kept saying to my family, ‘when she shows up at the door in a week or two.’ When Deena’s wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears –…

An Epiphany and the Muse

Throbbing,my heart throbbingof isolation,of desolation,and of blues.The blues frequently took me to places;places I kept wishing to linger on for more thanjust a moment.Meanwhile, souls; happy yet unhappy soulstreaded my cosmos explicitly,offering me meaningless prevarications.Never would I have guessedthe imminent terrifyingly beautiful tideyou were bringing with youwhile you swam towards the shorefull of blues.A moment…

A Bigger Picture

Growth. A process I have gotten way too familiar with over the past two years. A year ago, I was heart-broken, left with shattered dreams, and felt beyond repair. Things haven’t just healed and started to work out the way I want or anything like that, of course, but I like to think I have…

A Review on The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance Goodreads blurb: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious…

A Review on The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance Goodreads blurb: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind…

A Review on Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Genre: Fiction, Asian Literature, Contemporary Goodreads Blurb: A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage’s best books of the year. An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the…

A Review on Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Adult Goodreads Blurb: Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact,…

A Review on The Long Walk by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)

Genre: Horror, Fiction, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Thriller, Suspense Goodreads Blurb: On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as “The Long Walk.” If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying. My rating: 5/5 stars The Long Walk is…

A Review on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Genre: Horror, Classics, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal Goodreads Blurb: First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence…

A Review on Blindness by José Saramago

Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Horror, Classics Goodreads Blurb: A city is hit by an epidemic of “white blindness” that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations, and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides…

A Fresh Start?

Hi. This is my first real post here. I’m an extremely shy person who I suck at introductions Oh what the hell. I really do suck. At everything. Life, studies, small talks, introductions, and so on. Sometimes I wonder if I deserve to be alive. I mean, it’s “survival of the best“, not the worst,…

Her words in their worlds

She wore black But she had the most colorful mind She was a love poem written an hour before midnight in the darkness of the hour when sleep was far away but not too far away. They took away the light that resided inside of her and left her only with her words of melancholy…

This is not a Love Poem

Dreams have the power to heal,  Whether they evoke love, freedom, fear, or guilt.  But the sour dose of reality wrecks the sack,  Which then lay scattered on a dark, dreary cliff.  The beauty in pain  Is that somewhere hidden, there is a revival of joy.  And when the storm comes back,  With the blackest clouds, the fiercest waves,…

Hidden Under The Moonlight

I could see you Hidden under the moonlight Yet so blazing, and blinding, And transcendentally bright. You walk past me With that carefree vibe, Casting light to my world How could I be so naïve To have fallen for you when You’re betrothed to a darkness inside? You’ve left my heart and soul in a…

Your Smile

Your smile; I tried to picture it When you weren’t around To show off your white perfectly aligned teeth. I do not fail, oh no; You come in my dreams every day, I have come to memorize it I have a sharp memory anyway. Maybe someday We’ll lock our orbs in a pastel trance. My…