Renewing Masterclass.

“Writing Doesn’t Have to be Scary.” R.L Stine “You’re gonna let one opinion stop you writing?” Judy Blume. I wanted to announce,with great pleasure, that I’m renewing my Masterclass subscription tomorrow. Mostly because it has been a treasure that has kept me writing through the darkest days. A year ago, I had just gotten a…

Where is the Lebanon I Once Knew?

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PS: wait for the pics, it’s a slideshow “Where are you from?” People I met in Australia would ask. “Lebanon.” I would proudly reply, regretting the next couple of questions. “What’s your country like?” “How was your experience at high school?” “How are the people in Lebanon?” ETC Now I…

One Word.

While sitting in the sunshine and enjoying the outdoors,Chatters float from all around me and I wish they’re pleasant.“Oh look what this girl is wearing?”“Eww… what was she thinking?”Meanwhile, the girl’s eyes stare at the floor as she shamefully passes by.All it takes is a second, one word to affect someone,Why should they care about…

Writing What Terrifies You.

I recently finished writing a short story that terrified me, not because it’s a thriller. The main issue was writing from a bully’s point of view.  I struggled with third person at first. Then I thought it wasn’t really capturing the inside of my bully’s mind so I moved to the petrifying first person. It…

Shattered-Short Story part 1

Shattered. We’ve driven by this place a few times; the windows are now all shattered which just confirms to me that it’s vacant. I’ve been in town for twenty-four hours and there’s an itch for me to return. As if it’s calling me begging me to walk inside, I promised I would never step there…

Things that lurk beneath the surface.

I find it quite fascinating what hides between our words, our concerns…What lurks beneath the surface of that mask we wear everyday…Is it fear, kindness, hatred, a certain grudge, grief or despair? Are we just passing time trying not to miss the people who have left us? Are we all just trying to survive the…

And The Winners Are. . . — Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

In November of 2018, the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective announced its first Short Story Contest centered around the theme ‘Things Would Never Be The Same.’ We received 129 submissions from around the globe with incredibly diverse interpretations of the theme. We took these submissions very seriously, going through not one, not two, but three rounds […]…