Stories of a human and social character were the focus of the texts of the recently released “Shadows of the Spirit” collection of short stories by the storyteller Abeer Menon, through which the writer looked through the window of the soul on social issues that touched reality and gave them a special character and a feminine sense.
In an interview with Sana al-Thaqafia, the storyteller Menon explained that the collection was issued by Dar al-Shama for Publishing and Printing, and it is located in 126 pages of medium size, and includes a group of short social stories that talk about the suffering of dedicated women and retirees and their conditions after the end of their employment service and the children's having to drop out of school because of their living conditions.
As for the story "Shadows of the Soul", it tells that a congenitally deformed young man seeks to improve his physical appearance as a tribute to his beloved, but her family rejects this love and tries to marry her to another young man.
Menon chose the title Shadow of the Spirit, which is the title of the longest story in it, because the soul, according to its expression, searches for the place in which it rests and drops its weights to it, and it is a title that attracts the reader from its point of view.
It is noteworthy that the writer Abeer Menon, born in the city of Homs, writes the story and the interview in a number of local newspapers. She has two short story collections to her credit, the first entitled Forgiveness and the second, Shadows of the Spirit. She is also a plastic artist who has participated in a number of exhibitions.