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Author: Mahnoor Abdullah

Little Note: Fate

She woke up soaked in blood. She had miscarried. Again, for the fourth time, 14 weeks in. Her husband rushed her to the hospital. Tears wouldn’t stop. The pain only worsened every time. They knew why this was happening, but she wouldn’t give up. Was becoming a mother, bearing a child of a man she loved too big a wish to make? She had led a unique life, but this was the one ordinary experience she yearned for. A child. Her own child. The recurring failed pregnancies left her weak, physically and emotionally. Every time, they’d get further than...

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The Legend of La Llorana

‘Oh my sons!’ ‘Oh my sons!’ wails La Llorana, as she frantically searches for her sons. The legend of La Llorana, the weeping woman, dates back to 15th-century Mexico, which back in the day was part of the Aztec Empire. In a rural village of Mexico lived a beautiful young woman named Maria. Maria hailed from a poor family but was well known around the village for her beauty. She lived an ordinary life until this one time, when a wealthy nobleman who was making his way across the village stopped dead in his tracks as soon as he...

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