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Submit your creative work for the 2018-19 Winter Edition of Mosaic Here

November 18, 2018

The submission window is now open! Submit your creative work through January 31. Click the links below to submit your work via Google Forms. If your work is selected, Mosaic will contact you to finalize your piece. Accepted works will be published online in February. Visual Arts: submit here ...

The City of Sevilla

The City of Sevilla

Ghalya A-K., Contributor

April 23, 2018

The City of Sevilla   Under the rule of the Muslims, it was Ishbiliya Under the rule of the Spanish, it is now Sevilla   The streets, the paths, the routes, every corner Now in the month of April, the weather is warmer   Filled with beautiful orange trees, I have to admit “So ...

Presentation Anxiety

Presentation Anxiety

Anonymous, Contributor

March 23, 2017

  Mere minutes ago, mere metres away, I was fine. Now My heart is pounding desperately against its bony cage, seeking escape (much like the rest of me, if it could). But My feet have grown feelers that have dug their way into the grimy chasms (Ah, if only they were wider) and cracks between the f...

Ode to IB

Ode to IB

Anonymous, Contributor

March 23, 2017

Oh, how IB has made me spend many an hour, Struggling to complete my task; But when I get my diploma, in this glory I will bask. Finishing my work makes me feel great power; Until a new assignment arises which then makes me glower. I shall allow my sullen face to be concealed beneath a mask; Why...

Microfiction

Microfiction

Mosaic Workshop #2, Contributors

March 22, 2017

(These are various microfiction pieces produced at a Mosaic Wednesday workshop by different attendees.) No matter how many times I kissed you, you remained a frog.   It sad to realize that while you thought you were a frog, you could have become a handsome prince.   A mi...

Various Limericks (collected in Mosaic workshop #1)

Various Limericks (collected in Mosaic workshop #1)

Mosaic Workshop #1, Contributors

March 8, 2017

"The Washing Machine" A young boy peeked 'round the door, and saw an odd shadow upon the floor. As he tiptoed near, he began to hear, A terrifyingly horrific roar.   "Saucepan Man" There once was a man draped in pans He went cling-clang And yelled bing-bang He didn't have very...

A Little Boy’s Dream

A Little Boy’s Dream

Anonymous, Contributor

February 16, 2017

Ahmed Abu-Shah was lying down on freshly mowed grass in Aspire Park, after sneaking his way in, on a Friday night.  He had done it before, but got caught last time by the guards, who had yelled that only families were allowed on Friday night. To him it was quite a pathetic rule; he was human too and his ...

A Rollercoaster of 12 Years

A Rollercoaster of 12 Years

Aqsa Q., Contributor

February 15, 2017

Every 5-year-old leaves behind the careless lifestyle of sleeping all day, playing games, and restful nights when they step into school. The first day of Pre-k feels tormenting; when you examine the classroom, so many unfamiliar faces appear: some are drowning in tears, very few are in smiles, and som...

Distrust in Politics

Distrust in Politics

Victoria L., Contributor

February 14, 2017

  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. ...

Why Suicide

Why Suicide

Maja K., Contributor

February 14, 2017

  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. ...

Preparing Dinner

Preparing Dinner

Elin W., Contributor

February 14, 2017

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The Other Side of Doha

The Other Side of Doha

February 14, 2017

I hadn’t realized how much I loved my old neighborhood until I had to move.  When not in school, my cousins and I would spend most of our days chasing each other through the busy streets of Al-Salata Al Jaddeda, weaving through annoyed adults, avoiding cars but choking on their dust on the way to eat...