Originally submitted to NYC Midnight’s 2021 Short Story contest. (Genre: Romantic Comedy, Character: a grandmother; Subject: an apology.) Determined to … Continue reading “Dadi Jaan’s Chai Shop” →
A British officer’s death in the fiery collapse of the R-101 airship finds a new beginning with the help of … Continue reading “The Final Flight” →
Originally submitted to NYC Midnight’s 2020 Flash Fiction contest. (Genre: Crime Caper, Location: Mini Gold Course, Object: Pair of Socks. … Continue reading “Amber Alert” →
The pink froth bubbles out everywhere like a bath bomb exploding from a tub. It collects in pools until it … Continue reading “Cow Town” →
Poverty strikes privileged strings at young age, in-between patters of sandals running down unpaved roads of bustling markets. The girls … Continue reading “Maha Discovers Social Inequality in the Streets of Samanabad” →
Originally published April 8, 2019 during a trip to Satkhol Village and Delhi, India. There is a relatively unknown story … Continue reading “On Identity.” →
I’ve started a new little project for my condo: collecting vintage photographs of South Asian portraits or families. The vintage … Continue reading “The Desi Vintage Project” →
A trio of Pakistani siblings conspire to stop their sister’s arranged marriage by exposing their uncle’s evil intentions on tape. But when the tape goes missing, they must work to find it before it’s too late.
A Mughal emperor is warned by his trusted Sufi adviser that he must abandon his severe opiate addiction or risk losing his entire kingdom, including his wife and their unborn son.
Tariq, an undercover spy for the U.S. Department of Defense, meets with a high-ranking ISIS official to exchange niceties, and death, in a Turkish bathhouse in Antalya.