100 words – a writing exercise in condensing.

I haven’t shared any posts lately about my process of writing, because truthfully I haven’t had anything exciting to share and I haven’t had any experiences of new discoveries in terms of process. This month, a couple of things happened. I started reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s brilliant book Steering the Craft: A 21st-century GuideContinue reading “100 words – a writing exercise in condensing.”

Meanwhile, on the Train – short story

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 meContinue reading “Meanwhile, on the Train – short story”

The Unspeakable Act – short story on sexual assault

I am excited to have my short story, The Unspeakable Act, published by FemAsia Magazine. The Unspeakable Act is a story about sexual assault. I deal with this issue in my fiction, poetry, as well as in non-fiction pieces. Because if we want to create change, we need to talk about sexual violence, and createContinue reading “The Unspeakable Act – short story on sexual assault”

Holiday Gift offer/barter for lovers of literature

My humble Christmas gift offer/barter for lovers of literature, or those looking for a gift for literature lovers. I have decided to offer my short story, “Conflict Zone Date,” which has been published in an international literary magazine, for purchase for any price you think is fair (anything goes). In turn, I will donate halfContinue reading “Holiday Gift offer/barter for lovers of literature”

“Conflict Zone Date” short story available for purchase

I’m happy to let you all know that the copyrights of my short story, “Conflict Zone Date” have cleared and reverted back to me. I am making the story available for purchase to individuals. Send me your email to khulud.kh@gmail.com if you wish to purchase it and I’ll send you a request for payment and aContinue reading ““Conflict Zone Date” short story available for purchase”

“Conflict Zone Date” – in Consequence Magazine (part 2)

Here’s another fragment from “Conflict Zone Date,” a short story published in the Spring 2016 issue of Consequence Magazine: an international literary magazine focusing on the culture of war. The drive to the village takes him about 40 minutes. Entering the village, everything slows down. The contrast between city and village is so stark that itContinue reading ““Conflict Zone Date” – in Consequence Magazine (part 2)”

“Conflict Zone Date” – in Consequence Maganize

“Hey, Arab! Get your dirty hands off our sister!” A fragment from my short story, “Conflict Zone Date,” published in the Spring 2016 issue of Consequence Magazine: an international literary magazine focusing on the culture of war. Saleh parks the car in one of the side streets in the Check Post area on the outskirtsContinue reading ““Conflict Zone Date” – in Consequence Maganize”

Stuck in Syria

(c) photo by khulud khamis. Occupied Golan Heights, 2014. Revisiting some pieces that may have the potential to develop into short stories, and which are based on our absurd, often Kafkaesque reality, here’s a piece that was initially part of Haifa Fragments, but which was ultimately edited out. I mourned the cutting out of this specificContinue reading “Stuck in Syria”