Halal Dating

So, a group of us from the university were hanging out at Eastern Food Bazaar. I was sitting next to Anele. We're at the counter getting our food. I try not to stare at her but I can't help it. Since I've been at the university and this is my last year, I've never met …

University, Summer Job & Birthday Plans

"So, you've decided then that you're going to move out at the end of summer?" Gideon asked Chelsey. It was a Saturday afternoon and they were in the conservatory. She had just told him that instead of commuting every week to Oxford, she would just live on the campus. She didn't mention that she had …

A Family Crisis

Joel was relaxing on the sofa in the den watching a video when the phone rang. He paused the video and reaching over, he grabbed the extension. It was Matt. "Hello, Matt." "Hi, Joel, are you busy?" His brother asked. "No. Nothing going on here except Quick casseroles and inky obstacles." "Pardon?" "Kira's busy in …

Flynn Floored

It was a Saturday afternoon and Flynn was at an outdoor concert with his niece, Lilia and her best friend, Rea. Lilia's mother had begged him to take them to the concert as their chaperone because she couldn't go and her husband was away on business. So, against his will, he agreed. He picked Lilia …

Shanice’s Story

I'm an African American Muslim high-school graduate who met and fell in love with an Iranian man. My brother, Faizan works for him. He is a wealthy man who has a home and business here in San Diego. He also has a home in Mahmoodiyeh, an affluent residential area in Tehran. He was unmarried which surprised me because …

One Afternoon Break

The first time he saw her, it was on Monday.  She was walking down the street.  In her hand was a red school satchel.  She looked at him as she walked past.  He was sitting on the rail outside of the building where he worked.  It was during his afternoon break which he usually took …

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