The Alchemy of Fuchsine by D Reeder
Approx. 5,430 words.
Published on July 10, 2012.
Salima, a beautiful Somalian girl, captures the heart of a nomadic seller of carpets. A man with an extraordinary sensitivity to colours, who later becomes a witness to all that befalls his people. What tragic fate befalls Salima in this heart wrenching story is based on real events.If only it were not so. This story is dedicated to the memory of Halima Ibrahim Abdurrahman who died aged 20.