A Green House with a Brick-Red Roof by Rashad Abu Shawer. A flash fiction piece from A land of Stone and Thyme: An Anthology of Palestinian Short Stories. CW: dismemberment, war, death of children. The story has folkloric undertones making it a fabulist spec fic. Hasan and Zeinab are the names of the prince and… Continue reading
(content warning: gore, death of children, war) This story, like The Tree, is a piece of flash fiction about the Nakba- the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. It’s a very simple story of innocence and young love, war, and tragedy. It is also a retelling of one of the Palestinian folktale variants on Cinderella. In it,… Continue reading
I’m going to say this piece is speculative, but it is ambiguous enough to defy simple genre categories. This piece of flash fiction is only a page long. Like a mother, the tree had protected us, offering us refuge in its abundant, intertwining branches. And because the guardian of the gemeiz tree protected us too,… 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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