(A picture of me shortly after chemotherapy)
I am happy to share that Vine Leaves Press has published my 50 word fiction about chemotherapy in their daily mail. On a daily basis they send their subscribers a microfiction.
For those who are looking to get their microfictions published, I would definitely recommend Vine Leaves Press.
The story I wrote is called “Red Devil.” It is about a chemotherapy drug known as doxorubicin (Adriamycin). Cancer patients call Adriamycin the “Red Devil” because of a few reasons: it is red, it comes in a giant scary needle, and it is one of the harshest chemotherapies that there is. Not only does it make all your hair fall out, but it knocks your ass out and makes you sick for days. I am happy to be done with all that now.
Read My Microfiction on Cancer Here:
More 50 Word Fiction from Vine Leaves Press:
For those who like to write Microfiction, Vine Leaves Press could be a great option for sharing your material. Or for those who like to read it, you can subscribe to their daily mail.
The picture of me on Vine Leaves Press’ website is pre-hijab because I sent them the story and picture like a year ago. That doesn’t bother me too much as I grew up in a Western culture, so I don’t feel naked without the hijab. I wear the hijab these days for many reasons: modesty, positive representation for Islam, to remind myself to submit to God, and to humble my own ego and vanity. But I know there are pictures out there on the web of me without the hijab as I have done art, videos, photography and modeling in the past. So, it doesn’t bother me at all. But every woman is different and it’s important for every woman to be able to make their own personal choices on the matter.