Namoosa Gamoosa

Namoosa is Mosquito in Egyptian Arabic.
Gamoosa is water buffalo in Egyptian Arabic.

“I bought you easy books to begin your Arabic lesson, but first, you must understand I teach you my language because I am Alexandrian first, then Egyptian, then Arabic. So, you learn my culture, na?” Cool white marble and a breeze from the Med makes all the leaves dance and I smile at the children’s book my Alexandrian stepmother gives me.

“Look, this bicture (p is difficult for “Egybtians”) of mosquito, we say namoosa. This, water buffalo. We call gamoosa. Say it.” I oblige by pointing to the mosquito and saying, “Namoosa.” Then I point to the water buffalo and say, “Gamoosa.”

“Great start, now we get ready for Sunny’s birthday celebration.” Sunny is my half-sister, turning four and the garden is decorated with strings of bright lights above, flowers, balloons. Tables are ready to hold the gifts and party foods. I am 44, but the bond of sisters is felt between us.

Dark now, and we’re dressed and ready for the first guests to arrive. Soon, the music is loud, the lights are twinkling almost as brightly as Sunny’s eyes. Tables of food and three different cakes are being circled, but Sunny is at the gifts table. Soon, it’s time to mingle…

A very beautiful and pleasantly plump Egyptian woman sits beside me. She doesn’t speak much English and of course I’m in kiddy book Arabic. “So, you are having lessons in Arabic?” I reply, Oh you know, namoosa, gamoosa.”

This beautiful woman looks at me for a moment, then she says, “Yes, I am big like water buffalo and you are small like mosquito.” My face flamed red! This lady thought I called her a water buffalo! “You are very beautiful.” I smile sincerely, feeling as small as the mosquito she thinks I think I am.

A. Little-Strange

Hi! I’m new to the world, just popped out of my writer’s head. I hear others screaming and screaming to get out, but this woman…you others take my advice and ESCAPE WITH YOUR LIFE!

I know who I am and I just barged in on her “real world.” Who is she kidding? WE are her real world!

A. Little-Strange

Robin Holley Moody is Khawaga Kid

Kabtn Khawaga is the man I used to call Daddy. Aka International Deadbeat Dad. Aka Rico Mack. ✍🐪🌴⏳
Robin’s Soapbox was first posted 1 July 2014. 3 December 2021 C44U. Robin’s logo for the Coastal Coercive Control Coalition.

Jake, is Portia in her office to consult with me about this Family Court Case from Hell?

Truth as fiction. I’ve always wanted Author/Attorney John Grisham to represent me by creating an aggressive attorney like Jake has in his office.

Female legal counsel Portia, have I got a case for you! But I’m too busy living it to make this up…so after December 15, 2021, I’ll check in with you.

24 Poem Advent Calendar

Poem A Day Advent Calendar
Day One Drawer

Christmas 2021

The safest home I ever had is establishing a New Tradition. Instead of taking things out of the drawers, I’m adding a poem a day.

Freedom from coercive control and showing others the way. A path chosen for me, not by me.

C44U is the logo! Coastal Coercive Control Coalition is the name!

Coalition Goals:

1) Awareness. What is Coercive Control?

2) Education. Coercive Control is a pattern of behavior established over decades of other abuses by a perpetrator of violence against discarded families of International Deadbeat Parents.

3) Prevention. Passage of Sheila’s Law. In honor of 2 most vulnerable victims, my deceased sister and our mother who cared for her. The life they were forced to live by the criminally negligent perpetrator was forced upon them by a man I once called Daddy.


Perpetrator One

Home of International Deadbeat Dad
Sheila’s Law–Prosecution


The final loophole closed. International Deadbeat Parents and the International Entities that conspire to defraud discarded families.

Dear Hubby,

I’ll take one of each. Please. And thank you. ❣👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇🥰

Dream Job? Writers Wanted! Your “voice” is unique. Use it or lose it. I am a Warrior Woman, a Write Fighter.