Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty Nine

Chapter Twenty Nine Normally, I would be thrilled to be on a plane. A love for travel had been etched in my DNA, for all that I’d barely been out of Stockholm until I married Zak. Today however, I was cranky and irritable and not even being able to stare out the window of an … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty Nine

Review: In the Land of Strangers

In the Land of Strangers is a collection of short stories by Sri Lankan author Zeneefa Zaneer launching on the 14th. There are ten stories in this collection, all of them touching on a different aspect of family and familial issues. Zaneer is a very emotional author, using her stories to appeal to the reader’s … Continue reading Review: In the Land of Strangers

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty Eight

Chapter Twenty Eight I woke up to a house full of flowers. Vases filled with orchids, peonies and lilies decorated every flat surface of our bedroom, kitchen and lounge. Zak had really gone all out this time. He’d even remembered that I didn’t care for roses. I should have been touched. He was apologizing so … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty Eight

Staying True

How do you balance it? How do you make sure that you’re not harming or offending people and still being true to yourself? How do you listen to good advice and well meaning mentors but not give up on things that are important to you? How do you stay true to yourself? It gets harder … Continue reading Staying True

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty Seven

Chapter Twenty Seven I was so distracted when I got home that I at first didn’t even realize I wasn’t alone in the house. It was only when Zak came up behind me while I was stepping out of my shoes that I even noticed his presence. “Where were you?” I stumbled. “Zak! You scared … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty Seven