Sorry for the Inconvenience!

by Hajar Azzam

Sorry for the Inconvenience! is a fictional narrative inspired by the stories of the food truck owners in New York City, and all the sacrifices immigrant moms in my community have made. The short follows the life of a mother who is just got back to college to study environmental studies. She loses her loving husband in a car accident that hits their food truck. The truck that once was the main source of income for the family, becomes the main source of anxiety and frustration, as it gets repaired and handed back to the mom. Having to give up her environmental studies and dream of becoming a scientist to support her child, she finds a way to transform the food truck that crushed her dreams into her dream job.