• Dear El-Hossin Salem:

    I am enthusiastic about your short story, “ Loneliness is a battle with no winner” It is an intense story. I am fascinated by the way you narrated the story from a psychological aspect.

    One line that stands out for me is, “ My loneliness made me feel me that I was obligated to reunite with my family.” It makes me think t…[Read more]

  • Dear Yeanoor Chowdhury:

    I am astonished by your short story, “Maggie’s Mournful life” because you reinforce the equality that exists between siblings in some cases. We know that this problem exists, but we don’t address it.

    One set of lines that stands out for me is, “My mom never faired with me as she was doing with Dee. She was getting e…[Read more]

  • El-Hassn commented on the post, Mom Obligation 1 week, 3 days ago

    Dear Emely Lopez:

    I am astonished by your short story, “Mom Obligation” because it reinforces the cruel environment of living as an African American at this time. It also shows the power of education and how it could change minds.

    One set of lines that stands out for me is, “I only had the opportunity to be a slave who has sold like an objec…[Read more]

  • I was having dinner with my mother, Mama, at the table in the backyard of our house. The backyard is the only piece that retains the house ancient history after the house burned down ten years ago.


    • Dear El-Hassn:

      I am inspired by your short story because it is a very powerful and phenomenal piece of writing.

      One sentence that stands out for me, “Dee, started to shed tears and approached me to hug me” I think this sentence is critical to your story’s overall feelings, because it is very sad!

      Your short story reminds me, wallah, of my childhood 🙁

      Thanks for your short story. I look forward to seeing what you make next.

      Bas Bas

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