The Lark
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The Lark

Fiction| Short Story| Life

Renunciation of Reverence

Becoming a model of rectitude

Photo by Jordan Steranka on Unsplash

A revolutionary step, as someone would say, or a foolhardy decision, but Rafael went against his parents’ wishes when he left his family. Reeling under the pressure of coded social norms and overwhelming expectation to follow his father’s path, this first-born of an elite family gave up all his…

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Dr. Fatima Imam

Dr. Fatima Imam

Poet, wrier, historian, educator, advocate of underrepresented voices, and cat lover.