Bookshelf

All the Light We Cannot See
really liked it
“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.” It’s taken me some time to review this book by Pulitzer-winning author Anthony Doerr, who earned the coveted award for this fictional novel inspired by the nigh...
The Overstory
it was amazing
"The best arguments in the world won't change a person's mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story." I was only ten pages in when I began fantasizing about the kinds of words I'd choose to illustrate the lingering pangs of P...
The Hate U Give
really liked it
“Pac said Thug Life stood for The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody. T-H-U-G-L-I-F-E. Meaning what society gives us as youth, it bites them in the ass when we wild out. Get it?” It was, unfortunately, relevance and timeliness t...
They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
really liked it
I picked up this book on recommendation from a friend whose craft I've admired for years, and for years before that, whose perception I'd respected from a digital distance. The collection spans nearly 300 pages of essays from poet and c...

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Atlanta-based journalist and dog mom with a dangerous obsession with caramel apple lollipops.

  about my blog     Onceuponanallegory.com   was first born in 2005 when I was 14 years old. It became my primary crutch through the inevitable ups and downs of teen-dom and adolescence. Dubbed a thought blog, the site contained hundreds of my inner monologues, excerpts of my academic literary work and, every now and then, a melodramatic diary entry.  After shutting it down for about three years, I decided to resurrect the site as a New Year's resolution (ha) to get myself writing more and sharing more. Let's see how this goes.   - Fiza Pirani    Est. 2005 RIP 2014 Rebirth 2017

about my blog

Onceuponanallegory.com was first born in 2005 when I was 14 years old. It became my primary crutch through the inevitable ups and downs of teen-dom and adolescence. Dubbed a thought blog, the site contained hundreds of my inner monologues, excerpts of my academic literary work and, every now and then, a melodramatic diary entry.

After shutting it down for about three years, I decided to resurrect the site as a New Year's resolution (ha) to get myself writing more and sharing more. Let's see how this goes.

- Fiza Pirani

Est. 2005
RIP 2014
Rebirth 2017

   A daughter's suicide leaves a grieving father searching for answers    This story is very special to me. I hope anyone who reads it can take something away, and help this family in their mission to raise awareness.

A daughter's suicide leaves a grieving father searching for answers

This story is very special to me. I hope anyone who reads it can take something away, and help this family in their mission to raise awareness.



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