My writer's story began as a pre-teen, sitting in my room, writing my daily story in my diaries, after surviving a civil war and living in an underground shelter for a year. It was important my written thoughts remain private. I couldn't write in Arabic...it's our mother tongue. French was out of the question; they can read that too. English! My only hope. But how? All I knew about the language was from subtitled movies on TV. I started teaching myself the language by writing in French and then translating to English. It worked! Soon enough I was able to express my deepest feelings and darkest fears with vivid details...unafraid of anyone knowing. I was content.
I suffer from depression, anxiety and survived two attempted suicide.
Now, I am married, living in the U.S. with two beautiful girls and hoping that some of you would find comfort in my work and support through my stories!
I am a fighter and I hope one day my voice would rise high enough and fight all the injustice that has been wronging many souls.
P.S. story cover photo is courtesy of the amazing photographer Anna McNaught.
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An Arabian Tale: Amar's Destiny
by Saide Harb-Ranero
An Arabian Tale: Amar’s Destiny is a short story of love, honor, and loyalty! It is a tale of a girl stuck between her duties towards her people and their survival, and her loyalty towards her fate and her true self. It is a story that examines being a woman in an ancient world where women are nothing but means of exchange, a trade! What will Amar do?
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