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Creative Writing
A New Friend
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A New Friend
My hands shivered as I tread the trail deep in the forest. But you interlocked your fingers around mine and...
Creative Writing
The Eternal Kiss
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The Eternal Kiss
His forehead was warm,  Unlike the dead  His blood was still trickling down his divine face It had a fragrance...
Creative Writing
The Light above
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The Light above
Once I got to escape my besieged city for a few days.  The people outside have different facial features. The...
Creative Writing
Beauty
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Beauty
I’m glad we met before the world started leaving its marks on my face. I was young and vibrant. My...
Creative Writing
Under the Sycamore Tree
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Under the Sycamore Tree
I carved your name on the tree we sat under. Remember that November afternoon, the sun was just right. You...
Creative Writing, women
Heaven
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Heaven
The only thing that’s keeping me alive is knowing I’ll meet you in Heaven. That if I push the days...
Creative Writing
Souls
Souls
The sea waves move back and forth at a steady pulse. I stand there focused to see if the pattern...
Creative Writing, women
Martyr
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Martyr
You held my hand under the rain, but I let go. I let go and swirled lifting my head up...
Creative Writing
The Rose
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The Rose
He bent down to tie his combat boots. When he stood back up, his frame was broader in the camouflage...
women, Creative Writing
Hold my hand
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Hold my hand
You held my hand under the rain, but I let go. I let go and swirled lifting my head up...
Gaza, women
Another New Year
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Another New Year
  I can still remember the last time I got excited over New Years. There was still an amount of...
Social, women
A Life of Giving
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A Life of Giving
A Life of Giving A Life of Giving As I progress in life, the more I realize that I need...
Gaza, women
Peace among the Wreckage
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Peace among the Wreckage
Amidst the wreckage and turmoil of this world, I seek refuge in places of comfort. In Gaza, they’re not usually...
Short Stories
Those Who Walk Away from Gaza
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Those Who Walk Away from Gaza
Their shoulders slumped as they treaded their dark city. Eyes gazing, but not looking at anything specific. A disoriented look...
Gaza
The Sea Tells its Story
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The Sea Tells its Story
The fishers’ port is like a sleeping beauty. Water is calm. I stand there contemplating its tranquil waters that carry...
Gaza, women
Out There
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Out There
They tell me it’s a vast world out there. That if I were to leave this place, I’d see for...
Gaza, women
Sounds and Sights in Gaza
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Sounds and Sights in Gaza
I’m trying to enjoy solitude as I sit and write away. I’ve kept the windows closed in a desperate attempt...
Gaza
Mornings in Gaza
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Mornings in Gaza
It’s morning, and I’m having my coffee. I like it warm. In fact, one of the things that irritates me...
Gaza, On Writing, women
Past, Present or Future?
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Past, Present or Future?
When it comes to tenses, I prefer the present.   Could’ve been, would’ve had… is irritable to think about.  Why cry over...
On Writing
Go back in time
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Go back in time
When the frenzied fast-paced life overwhelms me, and I want things to slow down, what do I do?  I think...

About Me

Rana Shubair is a Palestinian writer. She specializes in English language training, testing and translation. Working with young people has given her the chance to understand their dreams and the energy that lies within. She sees her job as a chance to instill hope and motivation in their lives so they may take towards accomplishing their dreams.

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