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,… Read More Six Weeks – work in progress.
“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 trying… Read More Sketches of Women with Disabilities in Public Spaces: Sketch 1-2
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 it… Read More “Conflict Zone Date” – in Consequence Magazine (part 2)
“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 outskirts… Read More “Conflict Zone Date” – in Consequence Maganize
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 life… Read More “Six Weeks” – work in progress
I don’t post any book reviews on my blog, nor do I usually write any sophisticated reviews. But I have to make an exception just this once, for Sabra Zoo. It’s not a “proper” review, as I wouldn’t have a clue how to write one, but only my impression of the book. Sabra Zoo, by… Read More Sabra Zoo by Mischa Hiller
(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 specific… Read More Stuck in Syria