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Day of the Dogs, Part 18: The Quality of Kindness

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is a multi-chapter novel.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapt [Read story...]

Day of the Dogs, Part 17:  Battle on the Bridge

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Cha [Read story...]

What Did You Expect? Let’s Be Honest

“I can’t do this anymore,” the woman told me.  “All this praying and fasting and staying away from sex, hoping I’ll get married one day. What’s the point? I’m thirty years old, and I don’t even know how it feels to be touched. An [Read story...]

Day of the Dogs, Part 12: Love and Affection

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Cha [Read story...]

Day of the Dogs, Part 15:  DNA Doesn’t Lie

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Cha [Read story...]

Day of the Dogs, Part 13: Never Be Your King

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Cha [Read story...]

Violence At The US Capitol And Hateful Ideologies

Charles de Gaulle, the French President who led his country against Nazi Germany once famously said,”Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” This stark co [Read story...]

Khadimah of The Quran: Shaykha Mariam Niasse

“[W]hen I barely knew how to speak Wolof, my mother tongue, I had been enrolled in a school to learn Arabic and the Qur’an. As it turned out, the school had no classroom. Schooling took place in the yard of our family home in Dakar, and the teach [Read story...]