My interview with Impspired Magazine’s Steve Cawte

7 Apr

My interview with Steve Cawte on Siren Radio.

6 Apr

The Sacrifice

24 Feb

Debt by Mehreen Ahmed

14 Dec

Debt by Mehreen Ahmed

14 Dec

Book Launch Chat with: Mehreen Ahed

27 Nov

A Festival of Flash 2: Susan Wardell, Mandira Pattnaik, Mehreen Ahmed & Himali McInnes

22 Oct

A Festival of Flash 2: Susan Wardell, Mandira Pattnaik, Mehreen Ahmed & Himali McInnes

22 Oct

my story on love.

Love in the Time of COVID

Ikateq by Susan Wardell 


She opens her eyes as an iceberg glides by. It is not a dream. Dried fish are hanging, swinging from a rusted ladder beside her. They have no smell, in the way of dreams. The captain has his head stuck out of the window, smoking a pipe.

Her skin is bare, radiating with hope. No, that bit is a dream. Really, she peers out from layers of micro-fleece. No room to take it all in. This shining giant. It groans as they glide by, so near she could have reached out to run her fingers over its body.

They arrive at the village of Ikateq: a rocky outcrop, population zero. The white flowers of a Greenland spring wave like soft unspoken snow.

She wanders past empty fish racks, eying the water for the ghosts of fish, towing people in their salt wake. Inside a small…

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Mehreen Ahmed

4 Aug


Mehreen Ahmed is an award-winning, internationally published and critically acclaimed author. She has written Novels, Novella, Short Stories, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Academic, Prose Poetry, Memoirs, Essays and Journalistic Write-Ups. Her works have been podcast, anthologised and translated in German, Greek and Bengali. She was born and raised in Bangladesh. At the moment, she lives in Australia.

Scholarly Journals
Routledge, Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge Core), University of Hawaii University Press, Michigan State University Press, ISTE,, University of Kent, Canterbury Press, The Sheaf, University of Sackachewan Press.

Literary Journals
Writers and Readers’ Magazine,Merak Magazine,Sage Cigarettes,Academy of the Heart and Mind,The Bombay Review,Breaking Rules Publishing:The Scribe Magazine,FlashBack Fiction,Scars Publications:Down in the Dirt Magazine and cc&d magazine, Portand Metrozine, Ellipsis Zine, Ginosko Literary Journal, The Cabinet of Heed, Straylight Magazine,Creativity Webzine, Mojave Heart Review, The Piker Press, Kitaab International, Nthanda Review, CommuterLit.Com,Adelaide Literary Magazine,Scarlet Leaf Review. The World of Myth Magazine,Jumbelbooks…

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Language Twists and Multilingual Parley

24 Jun

Cafe Dissensus Everyday

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By Mehreen Ahmed

Over the Hindu Kush Mountains, a bountiful, lush Valley existed once, famously known as The Indus Valley. Central to the Dravidian civilisation, this Indus Valley flourished by the River Indus, within the enchanting citadels of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, in 5,500 BCE approximately. The Dravidians were a dark-coloured race and spoke a Dravidian language, most likely Tamil.

However, 1,500 BCE, marked the rise of a different type of race. Central Asia and parts of the Iranian region saw an ambitious tribe of fire worshippers grow. They were nomads, who travelled far and wide. Unlike the Dravidians, they were skilled horse-men. They traversed as far as the Indus Valley, beyond the Hindu Kush Mountain range. Here, they found this mesmerising land, which attracted them like magnet to iron ores.

The nomads were fast riders. An advantage, they had over the Dravidians; they easily took over the…

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