Fiction: Hidden Blessings Epilogue

Epilogue Faaiza had been wrong. She’d had no way of knowing it then, but Taskiya Mansoor was eerily similar to a boil in an unsightly place – annoying, painful to live with, and difficult to make budge. She had the sense to avoid Faaiza herself but suddenly, she began to pop up everywhere and it … Continue reading Fiction: Hidden Blessings Epilogue

Resisting Taqdeer: Mirzaq’s Suicide Note, An Excerpt

This is not the full note. The full note will never be written - it's explicit and dark and gross. But this will give you an idea. It's been cut just before Mirzaq begins to rant; about Azraa, Amira, even his parents. - I didn't want to do this. I wanted to make that clear. … Continue reading Resisting Taqdeer: Mirzaq’s Suicide Note, An Excerpt

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Eighty

Chapter Eighty I muffled a yawn with my closed fist. I was so tired my eyes hurt and all I wanted to do was lie in bed until my skin fused to the sheets. Instead, I’d soon have to drag myself up in order to get ready for the second too big, too fancy and … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Eighty

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Nine

Chapter Seventy Nine The hall was beautiful, all our parents were happy (Hajra had, as I’d predicted, been a weepy mess ever since we’d told her, and Dad had let it slip that he and Mom had been hoping I’d figure it out with Zaakir but hadn’t wanted to push me in case it made … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Nine

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Seven

Chapter Seventy Seven I’d been told time and again that falling in love meant fireworks, heart-stopping spectacles that would consume you. I’d never felt that kind of love. With Mirzaq, I’d been swept away – but only because I’d been so determined to make him my lifeline. Now, with Zaakir... There was no mind numbing … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Seven