The Wedding
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The Wedding

The bride and groom looked beautiful together. Head rested on head, they smiled into each other’s eyes, arms wrapped around the other’s neck in a grip that said, “there’s no one in the world but you, and without you there is no world”. “Albit di gabda feehu kadi lei, ma tatgal shwaya, aji? 3eib alyaaba” [why is … Continue reading

Redefining the 3amma*
Family

Redefining the 3amma*

*3amma: father’s sister. I have a niece. I know, it’s crazy. I shouldn’t be trusted around kids, mostly because I’m more afraid of them than they are of me, and that might be a problem if something happens that requires me to, you know, handle them. When she was a (smaller) baby, I talked to … Continue reading

P.I.N
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P.I.N

This dude had me on some Pavlovian ride, talkin’ ’bout everytime he ring the bell I spring to attention, batting my eyelashes and flipping my hair. His hot and cold had me down with the flu on an almost weekly basis And I know I told him I don’t like games, but he had me … Continue reading

Nas Nana*
Family

Nas Nana*

As a child, I used to have this recurring fantasy where I had a diverse make-believe family filled with exciting relatives. Most of the roles were expendable and all the actors interchangeable, but two roles were always constant: Uncle, played by Robert DeNiro; and Grandma, played by Random White Lady. Random White Lady was an … Continue reading