Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty When Emma called to inform her that Daaem needed her to attend an event with him again, Aabirah seriously considered saying no. She’d been taken aback and a little hurt by the way Daaem had acted the last time they’d been together and a spiteful little place inside her wanted to demand an … Continue reading Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Twenty

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