Palestina (Pushcart Nominee)
A fairytale narrated by a Palestinian grandmother about the mythical establishment of the Holy Land. Appeared in Zoetic Press’ Nonbinary Review Issue 6 in 2015.
The tale of a newly married Palestinian woman from Yaffa who arrives in Jerusalem with a godly gift of spinning fate into traditional dresses. Appeared in Zoetic Press’ 2021 issue of Heathentide Orphans.
The story of a forbidding Palestinian father who accidentally tosses a large fortune into the garbage then goes on a physical and spiritual journey to find it and ends up finding himself. Will appear in the spring 2022 issue of Reed Magazine.
The Bayk’s Zar
The Bayk’s Zar centers on Sheikha Halima, a traditional healer who dabbles in ancient exorcism rituals to make money for herself and her healing troupe. She is tasked with exorcising the high-profile wife of the brutish mayor, only to learn that the young wife’s afflictions are not entirely the fault of the fantastical jinn.