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Lit Up

The Magic Kingdom

Oud mingled with the aroma of Arabic coffee

Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash

Ahmed sat cross-legged on the oriental rug pouring Arabic coffee from a Dallah into a small glass and handed it to his Western guest, who received it with a nod of his head, before sipping the hot, cardamom-laced liquid.

“So, Mr. Matthews, how many camels must I give you before you let me marry your wife?” he asked, the smell of his…

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Rosy Gee

Rosy Gee

A Legal Assistant trying to break free & become a full-time novelist. Serialising ‘The Mysterious Disappearance of Marsha Boden’ at rosygee.substack.com