Fiction: The La Di Da Lady Part 13

Part 13 When I was sixteen, I babysat little kids. By that time, the money made a difference. It didn’t go to bills but it was what let me continue to enjoy the luxuries I’d been accustomed to. The kids I babysat didn’t have the kind of childhood I’d had – those children had nannies. … Continue reading Fiction: The La Di Da Lady Part 13

Fiction: The La Di Da Lady Part Twelve

Part Twelve Envy. You might know it – it’s that thing with the horns. People say envy turns you green. I think it turns you grey. And not the pretty, grey, the one you see in the early mornings when dawn’s just breaking. I get envy these days. I used to think the grownups were … Continue reading Fiction: The La Di Da Lady Part Twelve

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Four

Chapter Seventy Four There was silence on the other end of the line. “Mom?” “Azraa, you don’t want to start this conversation.” The hair on the back of my neck stood up. My immediate reaction was to backpedal but I fought it. I’d done that far too many times already. I was tired of sticking … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Seventy Four

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Interlude

She’d never thought it would happen to her. Her mother had praised her beauty since she’d been a baby, constantly boasting triumphantly that she’d borne the one who’d be used to further their lineage and net her father a pretty sum from whichever family in their community wanted a beautiful daughter in law. She would … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Interlude

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Fifty Seven

Chapter Fifty Seven It took me over an hour to get Azmiah down to sleep. She seemed determined to play until her body gave out amongst an array of brightly coloured blocks. I had half a mind to ask Hajra what on Earth they’d been up to whilst I was in the garden to make … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Fifty Seven