Writer’s Diary 1

I have friends who writing comes easily to. I have friends who produce a manuscript in 6 months, a novel every second year or so, who write sharp witty lengthy pieces two to three times a month. I envy these people. Writing does not come easy to me. Granted I […]

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Working introduction to Paper Flowers

Introduction We all have a memory that we return to. A certain time and place in our lives defined by a date or a day or a time. The middle of some year, or the June of ’86 or the summer when he passed or that time the house was […]

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Working Extract 2 (Onion Tears)

Everyone has a secret. Everyone is hiding something. Hiding thoughts in their mind. Hiding smiles behind their hands. Hiding fear in their laughs. Hiding people in their backseats. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is scared of being discovered. The child with the smashed tea cup on the floor shivers when […]

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Working Extract 1 (Onion Tears)

The heart is an incredible thing.  Whether the actual organ or its metaphorical counterpart. Summaya’s heart was bleeding, it was being squashed by two hands until it could not breathe, until it was a heaving pulp of bloody muscle, until it felt like her chest would explode and splatter the […]

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