Coast of Doha, Qatar

29th November 2013


Written on the 22nd April 2015Revised on the 31st January 2016

Blazing monster of red shrouded my vision.

Lashed at me with slender claws. It dominated the area before the eye can blink. The kindling beast stood pompously – athirst to ingest me in his jaws. With desires of bloodshed, it attacked amok. It all betided apace. I stood unnerved; as if terror and shock cooperated to nullify my movements. Still.

Mercifully, fear forfeited in the clash against my impulse to live. I sprinted out of the building as if my life depended on it. It did. Luck sided with me as I endured another hurdling plight in life. With only minor injuries, I was pardoned home.

Deafening silence coerced me into contemplation. Why? Why a fire in what would’ve been an exciting moment in my life? All the hard work for the reward I so deserve, gone; wasted. I always thought luck regards me throughout life. Well, I was wrong. My life is a puzzle, it would always get chaotic but later on it would all fit together like pieces of a… puzzle. But in this moment, I feel as if I neglected a puzzle piece in the ravage of the fire. One of the many things I yearn to savor. One of the few things I need eternally, even for only a while.

Just fantasizing such a delicacy made my stomach growl. 



Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia

20th December 2015


I woke up belated one day

And prepared for school straight away

I was ready to go

I told my mom so

She told me it was the holidays


Wakra Beach, Qatar

31st October 2015