Matt W Cook

writer.former fundamentalist.christianly fellow

Tag: identity

The thing about identity

Will I consciously construct my own identity?

Or take the one given to me?

Who is to say which is the nobler choice?

Short Story – Layali

I was hoping to throw something else up before putting up another short, but Easter weekend being as busy as it was there was not much else to do.

Layali is a short story from about a year ago. It’s about a young Afghani girl struggling to find her identity in suburban Canada.

People are a lot more complicated than we usually give them credit for. We prefer things to be black and white. We like our films to have definite good guys and definite bad guys. We don’t like ambiguity. We don’t like things we can’t label. And that hurts people. Hurts lots of people.