I hate getting sick. I hate the ache at the base of my neck that never seems to go away. I hate spending so much time sleeping or functioning at less than my best simply because my head is pounding and my eyes hurt or I can’t breathe properly, or my stomach is turning over, … Continue reading Sickness

Quick Announcement

Time for a quick explanation: I've fallen off the face of the Earth, I know and the reason is pretty simple. I got sick. Very badly sick. I've begun to recover shukr and I'm not in any danger, so I think I can now say that you can all expect blog posts to resume... soon. … Continue reading Quick Announcement

Author Interview & Review: Here with You by Umm Afraz Muhammed

Self-described as revolving around “the emotional tug-of-war between a daughter-in-law and her mother-in-law”, Here with You by Umm Afraz Muhammed is a halal-romance that examines the difficulty of navigating relationships by taking a nuanced look at one that’s often reduced to a stereotype. Here with You is author Umm Afraz Mumhammed’s first release in the … Continue reading Author Interview & Review: Here with You by Umm Afraz Muhammed

Fiction: Tarnished Chapter Two

Chapter Two If Adam didn’t stop fretting, Iman was going to feed him a sedative. She loved her husband madly but even love had weaknesses. It turned out that Iman’s love suffered from not being able to tolerate Adam hovering while making cryptic dire pronouncements and insisting she have a guard breathing down her neck … Continue reading Fiction: Tarnished Chapter Two

Fiction: Tarnished Chapter One

Chapter One Driving always calmed him down. No matter how bad a condition his bank account was in, he made sure that he had a full tank of gas. Even if it meant he lived on rice and beans for a couple of weeks, he did not let himself run out of fuel. Those days … Continue reading Fiction: Tarnished Chapter One