The Shovel that Wept and Other Stories on the Unraveling of Modern-Day Sins, by Dania Al Husseini
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« The Shovel That Wept and Other Stories on the Unraveling of Modern-Day Sins » is an Anthology of seven fictional short stories that centers on ‘sins’ which are evident in the 21st Century. At the heart of each story is the female, because in today’s world, she represents the persona of the ‘super-woman’. The purpose of this collection is not to discredit females. Its aim is to reveal that the notion of an ultra-heroine female can be challenged when she is observed in her natural environment and under natural circumstances. The female is known to be nurturing, kind, emotionally resilient, considerate and selfless. Using one ‘sin’ in each story, I explore how those familiar sentiments can unravel when they are veiled by modern-day ‘sins’.
In our modern societies, could there be such a thing as a good sin and a bad sin?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dania Al Husseini is a Jordanian national living in the Gulf region, currently residing in the United Arab Emirates. She discovered her love of fiction writing about 15 years ago when she started writing poems for a Creative Writing class in university. Over the years, her writing has evolved to include short stories. Her education and career background are in Public Administration and Advertising, respectively. Yet her moments of ‘flow’ always happen when she’s got a pen and paper in her hand.