“At the Heart of Each Pearl Lies a Grain of Sand”
During the reign of the famed Caliph Harun al-Rashid, the world was a different and more wondrous place.
My folklore-based tales are usually inspired by me finding an odd, unexplained crack in the narrative. In this case, it’s a story from the Thousand and One Nights that gives backstory for two of the three sisters in it . . . but not the third. What’s her story? Answering that question led me in an unexpected direction.
“At the Heart of Each Pearl Lies a Grain of Sand” will be published in Sunday Morning Transport, some time in 2023!