Fiction: Tarnished Chapter One

Chapter One Driving always calmed him down. No matter how bad a condition his bank account was in, he made sure that he had a full tank of gas. Even if it meant he lived on rice and beans for a couple of weeks, he did not let himself run out of fuel. Those days … Continue reading Fiction: Tarnished Chapter One

Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Seventy

Chapter Seventy “Nervous?” Iman asked. Aabirah shook her head. For once, she wasn’t nervous at all. “I feel really... stable. Is that strange?” “A little,” Iman allowed. “But then this situation is a little strange too, isn’t it?” “Just a little,” Aabirah agreed. “I’m getting married,” she said out loud, testing the words. “I’m getting … Continue reading Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Seventy

Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Forty Seven

Chapter Forty Seven Daaem had no idea what had happened to Aabirah after her friend had come to visit but he couldn’t deny that he liked the change. She was less hesitant with him and they’d even shared a laugh together that morning. He felt ridiculously foolish celebrating something so simple but it truly was … Continue reading Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Forty Seven

Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Forty

Chapter Forty “I don’t know,” Daaem admitted. “Are you going to give up again and kill yourself?” Adam asked bluntly. “Or are you going to fight?” “I have been fighting!” Daaem screamed. He’d been fighting all along. Wasn’t he allowed to be tired? Wasn’t he allowed to want it to stop? “No, you haven’t. You … Continue reading Fiction: Transmutation Chapter Forty

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