The Art of Faking It #2

Happy Monday, xo I hope everyone’s having a pretty great day. I thought I would start the week off with another little teaser from my book, The Art of Faking It. You can order it on Amazon and on Book Depository — where you get an alternate cover. And if you have a library card, […]

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The Art Of Faking It #1

You know when you have always had a dream? And this one dream — this one thing that you want so badly, more than anything continues to pummel you until you sit down and get to work, trying to claw its way to reality. And reality did come. In the form of a novel I […]

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Putting Patriarchy in the Past

Disclaimer: picture credit: Steph Martin Note: I was going through a few of my things to re-organise and came across this op-ed I wrote in 2015 on the gender pay gap. It is still, unfortunately relevant. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported: Among all employees the [gender pay] gap fell from 17.8% in 2018 […]

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Almost Home — A Short Story

This is a short story i’d written some years ago and submitted a portion of it as part of my coursework for Creative Writing. My teacher said it reminded her of ‘the writer Elizabeth Bowen who wrote great novels like ‘The Heat of the Day”, as well as short stories, (. . .) sounded a […]

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The Morning After — A Short Story

[This was first written for a Creative Writing class in January — it’s not as good as i wanted it to be, i wrote it in one day, with little to no effort, when my dad was in the hospital.] THE MORNING AFTER – A SHORT STORY SUMAIYA AHMED

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Blue’s Blues

a poem about depression. does it ever fade or will it ever get better? the blue of the sky and the blue of the river and the blue i feel aren’t the same in shade, but maybe one day i will find it a little easier. to live. to exist. without feeling these pangs of […]

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