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Bad Dreams

“Goodnight Mama!” I sang. “Goodnight Wardah. Please don’t forget to read Ayat-ul Kursi before going to sleep,” Mum replied while still walking. She sounded uptight, like she was on alert. “Okay Mum,” I said. But she had walked past. I called after her. “Jazakallah khair for reminding me!” I’d had a tiring day at school.…

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The Mumbler

She had just wound down for the night. It was already getting late. She followed her usual bedtime routine; quick shower, into pyjamas, brush teeth, complete night prayers and jump into bed for a quick read. She yawned uncontrollably, it was time to turn out the lights. Submerged in darkness and complete silence, she nestled…

Maria Limehouse Charity earring

Fiction – Charity

Maria Limehouse shares an excerpt from a YA novel she is currently drafting Charity “Sister, if you want to break into the market, you should do reclaimed stuff. I’m only buying this ’cause it’s for charity.” Her bracelets chink together as she rummages around in her pink sequinned bag. I check my display of handmade…