Contest Entry by Maryam Shams: ‘Lost & Found’

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Contestant Name: Maryam Shams

Topic: Lost & Found

With trembling hands and anxiety, he faked calmness and took the envelope from the counter. Little he wanted to know what’s written inside that report. He motioned his hand
to open it tensely. He wasn’t sure what pain was worse, the one happening inside his
heart or the one that’s burdening his soul. He was terrified and scared, what will happen
if this will over. He has no clue how he will stop it from falling apart. How will he make
the lives stable, the ones which reside in his very own existence. Then a picture flashes
out in front of him, the picture of a translation he read this morning.

“And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever places his
trust in Allah, Sufficient is He for him” Quran

A tear of surrender shed from his eyes. Who can offers mercy other than Allah even
when you don’t ask for it. Who promises you to bear witness for a miracle. The man has
his answer now. He opened the report and found what he didn’t expect to be there.
“Clear from Cancer”. MIRACLE. He couldn’t trust his eyes. He burst out into a storm of
tear. Tears of joy, tears of thanking and above all, tears of believe in existence of
ALLAH not in the skies, but in our own hearts. Little the human knows what’s written for
him. He might lost his hope few moments ago but he found ALLAH in his

Total words: 250

This is a short story entry by PLB member Maryam Shams

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