Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Eighteen In the car, Aabirah turned to Daaem apologetically. “I’m sorry about tonight,” she said sheepishly. “We left early because of me.” Daaem shook his head. “I can’t blame you for feeling uncomfortable,” he said lightly. “I was uncomfortable and I’ve had twenty-four years of experience dealing with it.” Aabirah shook her head. “I … Continue reading Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Eighteen

Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Seventeen When Aabirah’s cell phone rang, it shocked her enough that she threw it clear across the room. Who on Earth could be calling her, she wondered, as she hunted for it, finally tracking it down under the carved leg of a chair. “Hello?” “Hi, Aabirah.” “Daaem?” She’d never heard him sound so awkward. … Continue reading Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Seventeen

Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Sixteen Aabirah’s mood swings made Daaem’s head hurt. She’d been puffed up and spoiling for a fight all night – he was surprised it had taken her so long to work up to it, honestly. But then she’d just... shut down. She had a habit of doing that, he’d noticed. It unnerved him. It … Continue reading Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Sixteen

Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Fifteen Aabirah attended three events with Daaem without a hitch but the night of the fourth, everything started to go wrong. She woke up that morning with a sinking feeling in her stomach that she couldn’t explain and the day only worsened from there. Her flight was delayed because of terrible weather and when … Continue reading Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Fifteen

Uncomfortable Truths

One of the most intoxicating things about many books and movies is the wish fulfillment. There are certain genres - chick lit, young and new adult, and children's stories - where you find this kind of wish fulfillment very often. Creators serve up lovely, balanced stories with no loose ends and the perfect happy ending … Continue reading Uncomfortable Truths