Sahar Mustafah is a writer, editor, and teacher from Chicago. Her work has appeared in Word Riot, Hair Trigger 35, Mizna, New Scriptor, Chicago Literati, and Dinarzad's Children: an Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Literature (2004). Her short story "Shisha Love" won the 2012 Guild Literary Complex Fiction Award and was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize; her short story "Perfect Genes" earned 3rd Place in the 2013 Gold Circle Awards from Columbia University Scholastic Press Association for collegiate magazines. She is a Follett Graduate Scholar at Columbia College Chicago where she is pursuing her MFA in fiction and is the co-founder and editor of Bird's Thumb, a literary journal.
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Torn (Flyleaf Singles #3)
by Sahar Mustafah
"We sat cross-legged on my bed, the globe wobbling between us on its plastic stand, and you turned it until a part of Asia and all of Australia faced me. You pressed your palm against Africa and teased a corner of South America until you peeled it off, taking most of the Atlantic Ocean with you..."
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