This is going to hurt

Another excerpt from a manuscript slowly taking shape in my head. From the sequel to my novel, this is Taqdeer: A dance with destiny.In this scene, the main character, Zayd, once more finds himself faced with the betrayal of one close to him, but it's not enough to deter him from remaining defiant against the [...]

To tell your story

Sometimes, we grow obsessed with finding a receptive heart to appreciate the story of who we are.It's a story that we cherish so dearly that just the thought of placing it in careless hands is frightening.It becomes a weight that we carry within us, keeping us anchored to moments long gone, but moments that we [...]

Rocks don’t bleed

Sometimes your tears are a mourning of what was, and at other times it's a yearning for what could have been.More than this, it's a path to the gentleness of your soul that is oppressed by the trials of life.When your heart stops yearning for what was, or what you wish could be different, your [...]

Tainting a beautiful soul

Betrayal of trust always cuts deeper than any other wound that we endure in life.A trust of the heart is an offering of the most sacred parts of who we are to those whom we believe will add to its beauty, and its peace.When it is held sacred by the ones with whom we share [...]

Lost moments

The pendulum of time brushes ever so lightly against the arc of eternity, and in that very finite moment of its contact, an entire lifetime is lived. Some are deluded into believing that the pendulum will swing back, realising too late that once the moment is passed, it is lost to eternity. For some reason, [...]

Prisms of beauty

If you keep chasing rainbows, you won't find the time to notice that you're the prism creating the beauty that you so desperately court.Breathe beloved, and pause for long enough to appreciate the beauty of you, despite the ugly of them.(From the sequel to An Incomplete Love Story that may never be written)Photo credit : [...]