Layal Niazy

Layal Niazy is a rising junior at the American International School of Jeddah. She is interested in multiple subjects - international relations, medicine, and even law - and is undecided about her future studies. She is a hard worker, a super loud yet sensitive friend, and the owner of an imagination that runs wild and free. She is also an infinite fan of birthday cake ice cream.

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Burdensome Boys

Fiction

I woke to the dreadful sound of drilling right outside my bedroom wall for the sixth time this week. The difference between today and the other days was that today was a Saturday – the only day of the week when I actually could sleep in, but alas here was my sleep being ruined.

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Nights of New

Fiction

“I crept to my bedroom door and pushed my ear against it. No sound. Good…they’re all still asleep! I returned to my post at the bathroom mirror, and put the final touches…”

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The Month of Eating

Creative Non-Fiction

“Guests claimed their seats at the dining room table, shuffling around to sit beside one another and moving all the kids to one side of the table. As this happened, exclamations over the feast before us could be heard.”