Lipstick Muslim

She writes:

I had never before lived that far from my childhood home in Alexandria, Virginia and now I was about to move cross country. I spent years trying to get my father’s blessings to move to Los Angeles so that I could pursue my comedy writing dreams, and eventually I gave up and entered into an arranged marriage. Deranged, more like – when it eventually ended my father felt so guilty about the whole thing that he finally broke down and gave me his blessings. But now I was experiencing my own break down… Breathe in. Breathe out.

I walk down the aisle. I can not believe what I encounter next. A hot man seated next to my passenger seat. I was readying myself for a middle-aged one with bad breath. What a nice surprise! He is tall, white and handsome. Not what I typically go for. But my divorce with Faisal had left me open to people outside of my culture.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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