A different kind of Eye….on the turbulent East

You may have noticed that activity on the blog has been slow lately. That doesn’t mean, however, that our “eye” hasn’t been looking, observing, analyzing or despairing at all the hopelessness and bloodshed around us and for once, rather speechless about it all. But speechlessness about the real world has diverted into an ocean of ideas and an outburst of imagination about a fictional world, which owes much to the real world for initial inspiration, but takes off to limitless heights thereafter…

The blog is here to stay, but as some of you may know, I have always had a soft spot for fiction and I’ve decided to start this adventure through the realm of short stories. For now, the focus of these stories will be on Lebanon and the Middle East, but after that, where my sights will go is anybody’s guess…

So without further ado, I have the pleasure to share my very first short story with you all, “Nothing but Alexandria,” which appears in the latest issue of English-language Arab-themed art and literature magazine Sukoon. Follow this link, go to page 18 and there it will be, waiting for you to read.

There may be yet another short story published soon, but there’ll be no more teasers after that. Yours truly will be hard at work completing the full-fledged project of which this and the other story will be part of.

So let your eye take a look at the east through a different eye…and enjoy.

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