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Short Stories – The Other Impressions

The van stopped near a residential block to pick up the pamphlets. Zainab grew restless. The van has brought her and others to Karachi from their village in interior Sindh and now they had to wait¬†till they¬†reach their destination. She looked out of the window. She saw a family stepping out of their car. A […]

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Short Stories – 2024

I woke up with the taste of blood in my mouth. My head was spinning and my whole body ached. There was a blinding light in the middle of my room, enough to trigger a migraine. I tried to move my hand to shelter my eyes from the light but realized that my hand was […]

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Short Stories – Fools did not rush in (where Angels fear to tread)

Scene 1 Sharfu walks to the phoolwalla’s shop where he sells flowers to people visiting Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine. “Where have you been all day?”, asked the phoolwalla from Sharfu “Making profit”, smiled Sharfu “Acha, after all, who in his right mind would pay you to work”, taunted the phoolwalla “Make as much fun as […]

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Short Stories – To kill a Mocking Muslim

Living in a small town has its pros and cons. I lived in a distant town in Sindh which had a small cohesive community. General population was not well educated and much of it had not travelled outside the district. Same families married each other until everyone behaved identically. Years of isolation refined a bigoted […]

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