Attractive Women Can’t Be Broken: Story 14 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

The original online series (Stories 1 to 22) is now available exclusively in the UZ Author app: CLICK HERE  “All right,” Aliyah said into the portable microphone as she lifted a hand to get the attention of the thirty youth gathered in the center of the conference room. The other One Plus One mentors stood staggered along the walls, observing Aliyah’s …

Reality Check: Story 13 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

 Story 1  Story 4  Story 7  Story 10  Story 2  Story 5  Story 8  Story 11  Story 3  Story 6  Story 9  Story 12 “Well, if you do accept his proposal, just know—” “There is no proposal,” Aliyah said irritably as she looked out the passenger window of Reem’s car, her elbow propped on the seal. “—that you won’t be …

It’s All Under Control: Story 12 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

Story 1 Story 4 Story 7 Story 10 Story 2 Story 5 Story 8 Story 11 Story 3 Story 6 Story 9 Deanna lay on her back staring at the ceiling in the guest bedroom of her parents’ home on a Thursday evening, two weeks after the assault incident. The down comforter was gathered at the lower half of her …

The Crazy Muslim Woman: Story 11 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

Story 1 Story 3 Story 5 Story 7 Story 9 Story 2 Story 4 Story 6 Story 8 Story 10 Jacob bent his knees and held the basketball above his head, poised for a jump shot as he narrowed his eyes and focused on the rim, the net blowing gently in the late Monday afternoon breeze. He released the ball …

He Wants To Marry Her: Story 10 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

Story 1 Story 3 Story 5 Story 7 Story 9 Story 2 Story 4 Story 6 Story 8    Never argue with a stupid person. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. Aliyah did a double take then lifted one of the framed Mark Twain quotes from the store display. She turned the …

He Broke Her: Story 9 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

[Trigger WARNING for survivors of ABUSE] Story 1 Story 3 Story 5 Story 7 Story 2 Story 4 Story 6 Story 8 “You just need to work on your mudood and ghunnah,” Reem said. As Aliyah held the cordless phone to her ear Friday evening, she made a mental note of what her Qur’an teacher was saying about her Qur’anic recitation. …

Why He Stayed: Story 8 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

Story 1 Story 3 Story 5 Story 7 Story 2 Story 4 Story 6   “I have a slightly different perspective from my wife,” Jacob said as he sat next to Deanna, his hand squeezing hers affectionately as they sat opposite the talk show host. “I don’t think a belief in God and understanding the sacredness of the marriage bond …

When a Man Loves a Woman: Story 7 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

Story 1: His Other Wife Story 4: Her Best Friend’s Husband Story 2: Her Secret Admirer Story 5: The Toxic Friend Story 3: The Other Woman Story 6: The Perfect Man “Marriage isn’t hard work,” Deanna said, a bright smile on her face as she sat opposite the talk show host. “It’s work, yes, but not hard work. It’s only …

The Perfect Man: Story 6 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

Story 1: His Other Wife Story 4: Her Best Friend’s Husband Story 2: Her Secret Admirer Story 5: The Toxic Friend Story 3: The Other Woman “Thank you all for coming tonight,” Jacob said as he stood in front of the conference room in the math and science building Monday night. “Twice a year we host an information session about our …

The Toxic Friend: Story 5 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

Story 1: His Other Wife Story 2: Her Secret Admirer Story 3: The Other Woman Story 4: Her Best Friend’s Husband “People don’t give you room to be human,” the man said to the interviewer. “That’s one reason I never asked for help. But I don’t blame my friends and family,” he said. “They had no idea what I was going …