InshaAllah – if Allah wills it

A writing group task – 200 words incorporating a foreign language phrase.

Sometimes, when she is especially bored or angry or simply more than usually disastisfied with her lot, she lists all the current projects, ambitions, aspirations that they hope are within Allahs’ [ praise be his name] plan for them.

Todays list and it is of course a moveable feast includes

The wherewithall for the extension, she is not convinced that Allah [ praised be his name] will see the importance of a space big enough for a full sized snooker table.

9 A to C grade GCSEs, her daughter has perfected the shrug, the outstretched palm, the resigned smile to go with the phrase.
Mumtaz suspects that Allah [ praised be his name] may have more important tasks, but is sure that he will be impressed with the beautifully colour coded revision timetable.

6lbs weight loss before the next weight watchers meeting, Mumtaz really wants her pre-children figure back, but doesn’t want to seem pushy, so follows the guidance from her weight loss counsellor, goals broken down into weekly achievable chunks, somehow it seems politer.

Manchester City to win the cup

A lucky lottery ticket

Increased hours at the depot for her eldest


About cathi rae

50ish teacher & aspiring writer and parent of a stroppy teenager and carer for a confused bedlington terrier and a small selection of horses who fail to shar emy dressage ambitions. Interested in contemporary fiction but find myself returning to PG Wodehouse when the chips are down View all posts by cathi rae

One response to “InshaAllah – if Allah wills it

  • Stephen Wright

    It feels like you ran out of steam – impressed you know who is in the cup final though, but I don’t think any divine intervention will be required against Wigan.

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