“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”

Six Weeks – work in progress.

Second excerpt from “Six Weeks” I wake up to the muted howling of the siren. I open my eyes and, for a few seconds, my mind is a complete blank. Then I jerk up into sitting position, grabbing my phone from the bedside table. The phone is blinking with four unanswered calls. 9:47. Shit. Shit,Continue reading “Six Weeks – work in progress.”

Sketches of Women with Disabilities in Public Spaces: Sketch 1-2

“Six Weeks,” the new novel I’m working on currently, is exhausting me of all energies. It is the most difficult of any writing I have ever done. At its center, the fragile relationship between a woman and her disabled mother. Both daughter and mother have to deal with their own challenges in life, while tryingContinue reading “Sketches of Women with Disabilities in Public Spaces: Sketch 1-2”

all things needed + my heart lives elsewhere

all things needed fold time into love unfold kindness – from your skin count the beauty into a – pouch hang the sun – upside down unspool your fire – from that thread what is beauty and where is your – sky. (c) khulud khamis, Haifa | July 2016     my heart lives –Continue reading “all things needed + my heart lives elsewhere”

“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”

“Six Weeks” – work in progress

Sharing the first fragment from a new novel-in-progress, with the initial title of “Six Weeks.” Nairouz, a Palestinian woman from Haifa in her 40s, has to make room in her too-busy life, to care for her disabled mother for six weeks, when the Second Lebanon War starts in July 2006. The novel follows her lifeContinue reading ““Six Weeks” – work in progress”