Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Sixteen Quitting a degree with less than half a year to go sounded like a colossal waste of time and money to Saami’ah, but she supposed she wasn’t any better. She’d spent months buying overpriced coffee and various desserts in order to not get kicked out of the cafés she’d been hiding away in, … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Sixteen

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine A muscle jumped in her father’s jaw and Saami’ah feared she’d overstepped. “Vibrant. She was so full of colour and boldness that she really took my breath away. No matter what room she stepped into, she was always the very centre of attention. That was exactly how she liked it too.” A faraway … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Nine

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Seven

Chapter Seven Knowing she owed an apology was one thing. Making it was quite another. Shame pooled like acid in her belly when she thought about every time she’d snubbed or snapped at Haseena and the anger that she’d had the audacity to feel against the older woman had evaporated, replaced by the shame of … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Seven

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Two

Chapter Two She’d been wrong. It had been worse than she could ever have imagined. Her father had choked at the sight of her and had needed to be pounded on the back by his step-son for several minutes before he recovered. ‘If having me around makes him so uncomfortable, why on Earth did he … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Two

Fiction: Masquerade Prologue

Re-post alert! The original site I'd been contributing this story to was shut down a few months ago and so I'm sharing it here. For those who've read it before, new content begins at Chapter Thirteen. Prologue Saami’ah Vally stood in front of her mirror, examining her reflection with a critical eye. She adjusted the … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Prologue