Shahrazad- One Night Only

by Samuel Barnhart She’s slumped over a guitar. The hair in her eyes is natural, thick and purple-black. Imperfections crawl up her dark cheeks. Heavy earrings clang backup as she tunes the instrument. Her sleeveless dress bunches above the knees; an intoxicating gold when purchased, washing has turned it brassy and robbed the luster. Lost in thought, Mount Qaf nudges the edge of Shahrazad’s mind. Words and gestures from Dinarzad, the younger sister and talent agent don’t register. Someone walks past them, looks out the heavy curtain that hides Shahrazad from the audience. He steps back abruptly, nearly falling against … Continue reading Shahrazad- One Night Only