The Struggle, by Nelson Lowhim
Written by an Iraqi Veteran, “The Struggle” is a poignant, heart-wrenching short story. “The struggle knows not the logic of morals” is an Arabic saying. Baghdad, 2006: In the midst of a city at the brink of civil war, stands a man, Walid, trying to find his place in life. He has discovered that he is not as strong as he hoped. With his family’s well-being in jeopardy, a decision looms and we witness his personal struggle with the darkness that lies within us all.