Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Nine

Chapter Sixty Nine Rayyan’s departure had seemed to serve as a reminder to my parents that they too had been ignoring the jobs they so dearly loved and had centred their lives around. Mom was the first one to leave on a proper trip but they’d both been in operating rooms within a week of … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Nine

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Eight

Chapter Sixty Eight I sighed happily as I swiped away the strands of hair that had escaped from the messy bun-like structure sloppily piled atop my hair. Finished! And not a moment too soon. I heard Rayyan’s footsteps echo on the landing and cast a worried eye over the spread laid out in front of … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Eight

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Seven

Chapter Sixty Seven We ate pancakes. In between bites, I busied myself with quietly having a small, silent breakdown. I’d been consciously ignoring the inconvenient fact of how much I was going to miss my brother, for the most part. Amira’s spontaneous decision to join him had made me ache with jealousy. The little girl … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Seven

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Six

Chapter Sixty Six Rayyan’s eyes were wild when he stormed into my bedroom. Wordlessly, I lifted up Azmiah from where we’d been playing on her playmat and handed her to him. He snuggled her close, burying his head in her fluffy hair. “I’m using a baby to soothe myself. I’ve hit a new low.” I … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Six

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Five

Chapter Sixty Five My entire being ached with the urge to pick up and run and just keep going until my very legs gave out. I had a newfound appreciation for mouth guards. Without one, I was sure I’d have worn my teeth down to stubs. As it was, I woke every morning with my … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Sixty Five