There was and there was not a poor woman who wanted nothing more than to have a child of her very own. Every day she would go to the fountain and see mothers with their children, even camels with their young and she would ask ‘why am I different? I want a child, even if… Continue reading
This story started as my exploration of what will happen when Palestine is free. It’s based on Palestinian folklore about the cult of tombs, as well as the history of my family’s village, ‘Ayn Karim west of Jerusalem. Then, I came to the prompt for week 2 of the Clarion Flash Fiction Workshop. The prompt… Continue reading
Above is the epigraph for my most recent story ‘Let the Die Be Cast.’ It’s my first attempt at alternate history AND my first epistolary fic! I’ve been reading a lot of primary sources on Palestinian history, especially the late Ottoman period, and during the British Mandate. When our instructor gave us the week one… Continue reading
Hello, friends. It’s been a minute since I blogged here. I intend to clear away the dust and cobwebs, to restore my blogging practice in the wake of the social media apocalypse. Hopefully, I will be posting here on a regular basis. I’m especially keen to rebuild my archive of Palestinian folklore threads in the… Continue reading
There was and there was not a king and queen who were childless. One day a dervish came by who was selling mountain apples. He cried his produce saying they would help the childless to conceive. The king asked the dervish about the apples. “Will it really do as you say?” “Indeed,” said the holy… Continue reading
Hey, it’s time for an awards eligibility post; my first proper one! Without further ado, let’s get to the stories, shall we? “From Whole Cloth” is a queerplatonic riff on the Palestinian folktale ‘A Story That Begins and Ends With Lies.’ ArabLit Quarterly: FOLK is available in print, EPUB, and PDF formats. “Muneera and the… Continue reading
I write speculative fiction inspired by Palestinians folklore. My work has appeared in ArabLit Quarterly, Beladi, FANTASY Magazine, FIYAH, Lackington’s, and Seize the Press among other venues.
My stories have been nominated for Pushcart, Lammy, Palestine Book, and Best New Weird awards.
- A Rosary for Mary, Queen of Palestine
- Spooky for Palestine
- Palestinian Folktale: A Promise Kept
- A Green House with a Brick-Red Roof
- Fantasy Magazine Debut!
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