Amanda Quraishi

You can call me Q.

Aug 15, 2020

On Ego and Striving for Success.

On Ego and Striving for Success.

And I guess I wish I could just roll over and bliss out for the rest of my life - happy with just being here, now. Happy and contented with whatever I have. But the urge to do more, be more and have some kind of worldly measure of success is so powerful it's impossible to ignore.

Jul 26, 2020

[#microfiction] - Week 30

[#microfiction] - Week 30

Lately she had been thinking about how it would be only a few years before he left home. It made everything he did or said these days seem interesting and important.

Jul 24, 2020

You're Perfect.

You're Perfect.

What if I told you that you are 100% perfect the way you are right now? It's a radical thought, especially in a society that prides itself on meritocracy. But it's true.

Jul 12, 2020

[#microfiction] - Week 28

[#microfiction] - Week 28

They all seemed busy, preoccupied. But he knew they were watching him. Without a moment's notice any one of them could turn and attack.

Jul 10, 2020

We're all MAD.

We're all MAD.

And so it goes. Each nation, each party, each person maintaining an arsenal and a defensive posture, assuring ourselves that it's because 'the other side' does it.

Jul 3, 2020

Being, Still.

Being, Still.

Underneath it all, we know what needs to be done. We just keep ignoring it and pretending that work isn't there.