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Unswept Dust (excerpt), by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM

"Your father must have been a glass maker."
"And what is that suppose to mean?"
"Glass reflects sound and absorbs none.
She dropped her head and clutched her face in her palms.
"That freakin mouth of yours I swear. You are sad Tenaka. Your problem is with women. Not me, not Tricia; no particular woman; women. They are your problem, and it began long before we met."
"I stand on what I believe."
"As well as what you do. In fact, 'what you do' is exactly what you stand on. It is who you are."
I was starting to shut down.
"Listen, I didn't come here to finger point. I've just never known you to lie before, and that worries me."
"I didn't have a reason before."
"There is never a reason Tenaka. Just listen at your self."
"Even you will lie...when it is necessary. For a man, it is impossible to live peacefully with a woman without some lying."
"Wow. Your wit is extraordinary. All to justify remaining a criminal.

Unswept Dust (the finale to the Ambivalence trilogy)

by Muhjahid Qahhar

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