Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Three

Chapter Three Saami’ah hated Saturdays. “Saami’ah?” Haseena knocked lightly on the door. “Can I come in?” In the middle of brushing her hair, Saami’ah seriously considered ignoring the woman. Haseena tapped on the door again. “Saami’ah?” “Come in,” she gave in. The door swung open immediately and Saami’ah’s stepmother hurried in as though afraid she … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Three

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Two

Chapter Two She’d been wrong. It had been worse than she could ever have imagined. Her father had choked at the sight of her and had needed to be pounded on the back by his step-son for several minutes before he recovered. ‘If having me around makes him so uncomfortable, why on Earth did he … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Two

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter One

Chapter One Laughter echoed through the house, shattering the silence. Saam’iah gritted her teeth and rolled over in bed, suppressing a scream of frustration. She looked over at the little clock on her bedside table and groaned. 23:49, the display read. She groaned again and fell back on the bed with an exasperated sigh. It … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter One


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