Short Fiction

  • Pan-Humanism: Hope and Pragmatics (with Jess Barber) read online, Clarkesworld #132, September 2017
    (12100 words : science fiction : urban design, sexy showering, Beirut, polyamory, water scarcity, Nantes, and copious intellectual sparring)
  • The Barrette Girls read online, Liminal Stories #3, May 2017
    (5100 words : dark fantasy : an unnatural group of girls, their heartless chaperone, personhood, trauma and suffering)
  • Immortal Still read online, Freeze Frame Fiction q11/q12, April 2017
    (1000 words : literary : mortality and love)
  • Suddenwall read online, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #220, March 2017
    (4300 words : high fantasy : love, genocide, and the sentient city Vannat)
  • The Cedar Grid read online, Clarkesworld #115, April 2016
    (4900 words : science fiction : spacefaring Lebanese diaspora, interplanetary dynasties, unspeakable loss, illicit love)
  • Salt and Cement and Other Denials read online, Lackington’s #9 (‘Architectures’), February 2016
    (2400 words : weird fiction : genderfluid and porny pepé le pew–but with barnacles)
  • In the Queue for the Worldship Munawwer read online, Clarkesworld #110, November 2015
    (4100 words : science fiction : far-future Beirut, a fleet of worldships, a space exodus, identity and mortality, an absent parent, an absent daughter)
  • Little Seller of La Quarantaine read online, 3LBE # 27, September 2015
    (6500 words : historical fantasy : a cursed ship docks at a 19th c Ottoman quarantine on the Beyrouth coast, help from unusual places)
  • Rush Down, Roar Gently, Interzone #259, July 2015
    (4900 words : science fantasy : rain for 100 days, near-future drowning Beirut, an old woman’s quest to reconcile with a beloved friend)
  • Calamity, the Silent Trick read online, The Dark #6, November 2014
    (4400 words : dark fantasy : a dedicated young boxer entangles with the elemental fates of the world…and with their tragic parlour trick)
  • The Botix read online, Cicada Magazine, November 2014
    (2000 words : science fiction / YA : a kind and loving house-robot harbours terrible secrets)
  • Blood Pepper and Brave Meat read online, Betwixt #5, October 2014
    (5400 words : historical fantasy / YA : a young girl, an illicit performance enhancing drug, a ruthless gladiator)
  • A Trail of Demure Virgins read online, Fantasy Magazine, December 2008
    (3500 words : literary : repentance, religion, contemplative silence, religious icons in the Lebanese foothills)

  • No Bubblewrap for Little Guys, Electric Velocipede #14, 2008
    (1000 words : literary : a frantic market chase after a running boy uncovers a sad act of heroism)