“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman… hot and understanding because Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they…

2020 has been a weird year. I wish I had a more sophisticated word to describe the year but I suppose using this common, casual word such as “weird” oddly seems adequate to describe what has to be the most uncommon year of our generation until now.

Typically, this is…

I wrote the ride in summer of 2016. It was one of those days where you just pray for time to stand still for a moment because you and the universe are in perfect harmony. I have always struggled with time; there never being enough of it, there being too…

I have a devil and an angel, as everyone else does. They are constantly at war with each other, as everyone else’s are. I often wonder what my devil would look like…

I imagine he looks like a baboon with a human face. He has red skin, except his nose…

Its a nice day in Houston. My favorite kind of day; cloudy and warm. Being outside on a day like this feels like a reassuring hug. A reminder that life is good and if I listen closely I can almost hear the sky say it will rain just for me…

I remember when I first passed my driver’s test. I put my best friend’s address on my phone and set off on my way to her house, all by myself for the very first time. I was driving along, eyes constantly flashing towards the rear view mirror, with my back…

Amatullah Motiwala

Engineer by day. Aspiring writer by night. Read more by me here: citylightsandslowsongs.wordpress.com

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