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    A String of Thoughts

    A String of Thoughts of Life, Death, and In Between

    BY: Ahmed Salah Al-Mahdi

     

    Mystery

    Whenever I walk down a new street where I have never walked before, I look at the balconies and windows and imagine the many different lives and lurking secrets behind those closed windows and drawn curtains.

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    Exploring, Engaging, Imagining

    The Witches of Ascalon by Sonia Sulaiman

    I moved my hips in circles, small and large, vertical, horizontal, and diagonal. I held my arms out at my sides. I twisted my wrists. “Oh—“I sang. “Daughter of the vine…” The yellow earth shivered and opened as I twisted and swayed. My robe of silk and velvet, my short waist coat with the embroidery

    WORLDS TO CONSUME – By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD

    The inspiration for this paper came from a virtual panel discussion I participated in during the highly prestigious FIYAH 2020 convention.[1] The specific panel I was invited to, as a fringe contributor, was entitled “The Many Flavors of Worldbuilding: Food in SFF” (Friday 16 October 2020

    Conversation – A Poem by Lisa Suhair Majaj

    I said that the innocent deserve innocence. That the sound of laughter is better than nightmares, and briefer. That the cost of killing may be higher than the price of dying.Did they listen? Do killers ever listen? They are deafened

    I Need You to Speak Up About Palestine Right Now by Marguerite Dabaie.

    I need to tell you all something. I’m honestly getting really tired of trying to appeal that Palestinians don’t deserve the treatment they get.

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