''The Alchemy of Fuchsine"
Copyright 2012 D Reeder
''The Alchemy of Fuchsine" is a 'Daughters of Eve' short story.
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The Alchemy of Fuchsine
Let me tell you about red, that unearthly colour, as I sit here by my carpets in Wajid’s marketplace.
I often think about red.
I first see its stain in the Somalian sky as I prepare my stall. I see the way it paints its false shades upon the silhouettes of my camels as their shapes emerge from the night’s shadows. I see how it plays upon the sides of the mud built houses that I know to be truly the colour of dust.