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

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Six

Chapter Seventy Six I’d promised myself that if I got too anxious, I would simply hang up. I wasn’t counting on him to answer the phone after barely two rings. “Hello?” a sleepy voice answered. “Azraa?” “Hey,” I breathed. “Um... how are you?” “...Fine. Are you sure you’re okay?” he pressed. “What made you call … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Six

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Five

Chapter Seventy Five The insistent chime of my phone aroused me from my sleep. I groped for it, praying silently that Azmiah wouldn’t wake and start crying. Who on Earth was calling me in the middle of the night? I squinted at the screen and suddenly, was wide awake. Rayyan? Had something happened to Amira, … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Five