Wishing to give his wife a commemoration of his love for her, the Sultan of Hadhramat hit upon a novel idea. He would purchase from a reputable company a greeting card containing an amorous poem, and sign it, and give it to her along with a ruby tiara, the gemstones in the color and shape of a heart.
The heart you have stolen, the Sultan thought fondly, as he searched through the Hallmark card catalog.
There was only one problem: he had not foreseen that he would perish from writer’s cramp.
the harem’s expectations
six hundred forty-three wives
The author has written numerous novels, novellas, and short stories over his thus-far 23-year career, with his first publication coming auspiciously on 1 January 2000. He writes the Bombay Sapphire superheroine series for Pro Se Press. He lives in the desert with two husky-mix canines and assorted pigeons that he leaves food out for. He has not been known to eat locusts.