The Three Trillion Train

The first thing I noticed about the apartment was its three large windows. The second was the neon display at the deserted gun store outside the windows. As the landlord carried on, I stared at the sign until the train arrived. Faint at first, then loud, it blared past the trees partially blocking the view … Continue reading The Three Trillion Train

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Leaving the Metropolis

This essay was originally published by the Papercuts Magazine in October, 2014 Seven years ago, I left the city of my birth for good. Ostensibly, my leaving was tied to the most common reason young Pakistani women emigrate: marriage. It’s taken some years of introspection to see that my decision to marry when I did was … Continue reading Leaving the Metropolis