I am happy to share with you that “Meanwhile, on the Train,” a short story I wrote, has been published by the Creative Arts Journal Verity La.
You can read the story at the following link: Meanwhile, on the Train.
I would love to hear your thoughts after you read it. One reader wrote me that there is a sense of unease running through the story, and another reader wrote me that it is an unsettling story.
An excerpt from the story:
“Before this round of violence erupted, it was almost a form of game — a labyrinthine web of pathways — which Raya had all but mastered in these last few months, moving — almost fluidly —between two identities. At first, it was awkward. The sudden feeling of exhilaration mixed with fear, the simultaneous sense of exposure and anonymity that came with discarding the hijab. In the beginning, there were separate spaces for her two distinct identities. Because of the clear delineation of boundaries, it was uncomplicated at first. But it was when the spaces began merging and flowing into each other, blurring the boundaries, navigating between them became increasingly more challenging, such as when certain people spilled from one space to another.”
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