Project Type: Written Word

Who Listens to Fate Anyway?

WHO LISTENS TO FATE ANYWAY? By: Meadhbh Dhommnail Abigail wished sometimes that her parents hadn’t cared quite as much, hadn’t been nearly so certain that their child was destined for greatness. Maybe then, they wouldn’t have bothered with hiring the old witch to be there on the day of her birth, ready to pronounce blessings …

They ask why

Why do you care about racism? You’re white. they say Why are you bothered by antisemitism? You’re not a Jew. they ask Why do you speak up for the immigrants, the minorities, the poor? You’re a citizen, you’ve not known hate, you’ve not known need. they ponder I am not straight; I know what hate feels …