Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Epilogue

Epilogue I’d thought that newborns were the most exhausting of children. It turned out three year old little munchkins gave them a run for their money. Azmiah had always been active but lately it felt like she’d somehow engaged fast-forward mode. Entertaining her all morning, through the drive from the airport and the wait until … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Epilogue

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 Eight

Chapter Seventy Eight I stared down at my hands, imagining the patterns that would be covering them soon. I’d almost skipped applying henna on my skin at all, thinking it unnecessary, not to mention slightly risky. Azmiah had been sleeping through the night for a while now (for the six hours that constituted her ‘night’) … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Eight

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