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 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 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