Farah Ali is from Karachi, Pakistan. Her stories appear in the Colorado Review (winner of the Nelligan Prize) and the J Journal, and more recent work is forthcoming in the Southern Review and Bellevue Literary Review. She lives in Dubai, U. A. E.
No, ma’am, I cannot disclose to you where in the States we will return to. I must remind you that I’m the only one allowed to ask questions here. I shall make a note of your interest in my future whereabouts. Please wipe off your look of alarm and stop digging your fingers into your husband’s arm. This is merely common procedure.