Creative Writing Workshop

I am excited to invite you to join my creative writing workshop, and embark on a journey of discovering your own creativity and your unique voice. I will be sharing my own process of writing, inviting you to experiment, guiding you gently on your journey, and offering constructive feedback. In 2017, I left my paidContinue reading “Creative Writing Workshop”

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”

Invitation to Weekend Creative Writing Journey

Today I’m writing you – excited – to invite you to embark on a journey of creative writing with me. So what’s this creative journey all about and what will you get out of it? As every writer, I often struggle with my writing. I find myself staring at a blank notebook or a blankContinue reading “Invitation to Weekend Creative Writing Journey”

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”

“Six Weeks – The Summer of 2006” in Verity La Literary Magazine

‘How the hell do you hold things together when all of a sudden you have to free hours upon hours every day to take care of your disabled mother? And now this stupid war. How do you make room in your life for a war?’ Nairouz, a Palestinian woman from Haifa in her 40s, hasContinue reading ““Six Weeks – The Summer of 2006” in Verity La Literary Magazine”

Mourning – work in progress no.2

Sharing the second excerpt of the work-in-progress, tentative title Mourning. This piece has been emotionally difficult to write, as the character is a survivor of sexual molestation. You can read the first excerpt at: https://khuludkhamis.com/2016/11/05/mourning-work-in-progress/ I walk out to the garden, seeking a few alone moments. It is practically impossible to mourn someone – really mourn – inContinue reading “Mourning – work in progress no.2”

What we are forbidden to talk about

Every story, every testimony of sexual violence that arrives at تسكتيش Tuskuteesh (don’t remain silent: a safe space for Arab women to share testimonies of sexual violence), brings up yet another, and another memory. I realize that as a woman, I’ve been exposed to so many incidents of sexual harassment throughout my life that IContinue reading “What we are forbidden to talk about”

“Six Weeks – Summer of 2006” work-in-progress

another excerpt from “Six Weeks,” current work-in-progress. To read previous excerpts from this work: (1) Part one (2) Part two In the next few months, a longer piece will appear in the online literary journal Verity La. Week Three It takes me more than ten minutes to open the door. I insert the key andContinue reading ““Six Weeks – Summer of 2006” work-in-progress”

They chip away at your life – novel in progress

We buried Zahra in March. I stumbled through my final exams, sleepless, bleary-eyed, insomniac. All I knew was that I had to get through the exams somehow, because that was my future. But I also knew I couldn’t stay there one minute more than I had to. If I did, I would either have toContinue reading “They chip away at your life – novel in progress”