‘Before the Arab Spring’

In Lunch Ticket

This is the first published story out of several inspired by my twelve years living and teaching in the Arabian Gulf. I’m delighted that Lunch Ticket accepted it for their Amuse-Bouche series.

Originally part of an unpublished novella, the piece found its current form during Kathy Fish’s Fast Flash course.

Before the Arab Spring (753 words)

It’s September, and forty-one degrees. Condensation runs down the windows, puddles on the lino. The air-conditioning rumbles. Ella and her new class regard each other with cautious fascination.

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A writer, beachcomber and part-time campervan nomad, based in Brittany

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