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Cold Comfort

Doubleback Review, Volume 2, October 2020;
first appeared online in Varnish – A Journal of Arts and Letters, Issue 2, January 2018

Halfway ‘Cross the World:
Pandemic Missives from my Jordanian Family”

winner in the Sacred Essays contest of the Center for Interfaith Relations, June 2020

a mediocre white man

(flash memoir)
Tiferet Journal‘s Community blog, April 2019

That Other Hijab Story

Culture and Ideas Gold Winner in the Thirteenth Annual Solas Awards
appears on the blogs of both TravelersTales.com and BestTravelWriting.com, April 2019;
first appeared in From Sac, Volume 4, 2016

Friends With Goats

reprinted in L’Éphémère Review, Issue 12, September/October 2018;
first appeared online in the Amsterdam Quarterly, Issue 19, June 2017,
and in the Amsterdam Quarterly 2017 Yearbook in December 2017;
nominated for the 2019 Best of the Net anthology by Sundress Publications


The Worst Tenth Grader

The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers, 2018, Volume 2;
one of nine finalists for The Southampton Review’s 2017 TSR Nonfiction Prize
a version was recorded at the 6th annual Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of New York story slam

Khawaaga: Eyes Always Watching

Duende, Spring 2018: States of Mind;
nominated for the 2018 Best of the Net anthology by Sundress Publications

Feast Days / أيام الأعياد

(self-translated poem)
Lunch Ticket, Issue 12, Winter 2017

Trusting Sayf

Newfound, March 2017

Terrorist or Tragedy?
My Struggle with the Tale of Sajida al-Rishawi”

Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Online Issue #16, Winter 2016;
Nominated for the 2017 Best of the Net anthology by Sundress Publications;
Honorable Mention in the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards, 2018

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