Her Tears

An extract from my novel. Yasmin I was tired of crying. I felt the all too familiar sensation of tears readying themselves within me. I screwed my eyes up tight, refusing to let them roll down my face, as if it might make me stronger if I managed not to cry. I felt the tears burning … Continue reading Her Tears

A Dangerous thing Called Hope

"Having a ray of hope dangled in front of you and then abruptly snatched away is far worse than never having hope at all." - Yasmin (in my as yet untitled novel) Sometimes hope can be the most painful, cruelest of companions. It lets you believe and expect. It lets you raise it beyond all … Continue reading A Dangerous thing Called Hope

Seven Nights

Another sunset arrived and with it came a crashing disappointment. Another day gone by with no word from him at all. Another day passed by without any sign of him fulfilling his promise to her. He was increasingly running out of time in which to keep his promise. Her days were numbered and each sunset … Continue reading Seven Nights

Abdullah and Zaheera: Continued

Here is another excerpt from the novel I am working on, following on from the first part here. Zaheera walked for hours. It was getting dark now; she knew because she could feel the chill enclosing around her. She decided to bury herself in the sand to try and keep warm. She felt a sudden … Continue reading Abdullah and Zaheera: Continued

Abdullah & Zaheera – A Story within a Story

This is another excerpt from the novel I am working on. It is a completely different point in time from the others and it is a story within the story. Hope you enjoy! Ryan whispered something into Yasmin’s ear and she nodded. “Ommi, can we have a story?” She asked, as Ryan blushed. Fatima smiled, … Continue reading Abdullah & Zaheera – A Story within a Story

HER Stories: She Saved Herself

She was trapped in her own mind with her perilous thoughts. Each one torturing her, tormenting her. She needed someone to save her. To save her from herself.  She began suffocating as each thought pushed her down further. But she couldn't wait around to be saved, she had to save herself. She had to fight back. … Continue reading HER Stories: She Saved Herself

HER Stories: Samira

Another fictional story for the series about a young unmarried Muslim woman who falls pregnant and how men and women who make the same mistakes suffer vastly different consequences.    She was pregnant. Pregnant. She had been trying to get hold of him continuously for days. Sometimes the phone rang out and eventually went to … Continue reading HER Stories: Samira

When a Writer Falls in Love with You

When a writer falls in love with you, they say you'll never die. Your essence and your soul will remain in the words they poured their love into. The words you said and the way you looked at them are described poetically to make you come alive every time the words are read again. Every … Continue reading When a Writer Falls in Love with You