I was a founding member of this tiny start-up that grew into a thriving city magazine. I hired writers, vetted submissions, edited and proof-read every article in each issue, wrote articles, served as chief food critic, set cryptic crosswords, and folded into a convenient chair for camping.
I taught Creative Writing, Composition, Humanities & Islamic Studies. I founded, & was Director of, the Professional & Creative Writing Program. I also taught for the University of Maryland, Zayed University, Saint Louis University & other colleges.
I write and edit for magazines and newspapers all over the world: The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Believer, The Christian Science Monitor, Doha Family, Dubai Explorer, Time Out Dubai, Distiller, Punch, London Magazine, Real Food & Health, Beverage Dynamics, VinePair, Chilled, Arlington Magazine, Washington Parent, and many others. I also edit and proofread theses, dissertations, and other professional documents.
Mahmoud works at the Ministry of Commerce. He’s smart, single, ambitious and Emirati but—unlike most of his countrymen—he’s not rich. Khawla is married, beautiful, wealthy and unhappy. She’s also an Emirati. Before starting work at the Ministry, she makes a very peculiar and specific request. Mahmoud will have to build something for her in the middle of the office floor. Unusual, yes, but not ... read more
This story was originally published in Day One, a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.Bob is a forty-seven-year-old customer service agent, self-proclaimed poet, and home-wrecker. Full of delusions and balderdash, he likes to think he is a child of the ’60s—an antimaterialist, a nonconsumer, a real spiritual dude. But in reality, he’s just a poor... read more
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