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Joined 04-18-11, id: 773384, Profile Updated: 08-12-13
Author has written 2 stories for Romance.


December 8, 2012: New chapter of "The Incurable" is up! Please be sure to read and review!

Update, June 13, 2012: The good news is, "Bulbul Song" will be coming soon to a bookstore near you! The bad news is, that means it has to be taken down off of FP. I'll let you know more details as they become available to me, but unfortunately, Zain, Alina and Ali's time on FictionPress has come to an end. I'm still allowed to write more stories with different characters, and I have some ideas in mind, so hopefully I'll get a new story up soon!

I believe in writing as a release, and I find that fury and stress are my best states of writing. I also believe in development. I love the process of falling asleep with a certain plot in mind, and then waking up in the middle of the night with an amazing new plot twist that will give your story that "WOW" factor. Hopefully I'm not the only one on this site who understands this feeling.

In old Pakistani and Indian stories, Anarkali was a servant for the royal family whose amazing dancing skills captivated the crowned prince. The prince instantly fell in love with her. The king, however, would not let his son be with such a lowly woman, even if she soon became a world-renown dancer. She was forbidden from seeing the prince, and, in the process, her life was ultimately taken from her to keep her from her true love. Anarkali's dance was wonderful and powerful but it soon became one of her greatest downfalls. It is with that notion in mind that I chose my penname. I write about topics that may seem slightly taboo for people of my culture, but I don't want to strip the proverbial ink from my pen because someone says my topics are too inappropriate.


Current Stories:

The Incurable-How deep can your hatred for somebody run? Sana is about to find out: Her life's being cut down from every angle, her family, her career, her marriage, her friends. The mastermind behind Sana's demise? Her very own grandmother. Is there a limit to how far you'll fall to bring your enemies down? Is it possible to keep yourself from falling as well?

Bulbul Song-[Reupload] "You can put two smart, beautiful and loving people together into an arranged marriage, but it doesn't mean it'll work." This was a lesson Zain and Alina would have to learn the hard way.


Character Designs:


As always, these actors and actresses are the closest fit that I found to a character in one of my stories. They are not 100% matches, but I feel like they come close enough. I design the characters in my head first, and should I find an appropriate match in an actor/actress, I post it, not the other way around.

The Incurable:

Sana-I feel she looks a lot like the actress Alishba Yousuf:
http://www.forumpakistan.com/images/celebrity-profiles/Alishba-Yousuf-1.jpg

Daniel-This one I think is like a perfect match. I think he looks exactly like the actor Humayun Ashraf!:
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/419984_285979341473416_334403991_n.jpg

Shehryaar-He looks a lot like Shehzad Sheikh to me:
http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/same98/20742138.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/404162_422402131119269_924931966_n.jpg

Ambreen-Naveen Waqar:
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c75.0.403.403/p403x403/553115_379270122137713_25372482_n.jpg

Zoya-No question; she's definitely like Madiha Iftikhar:
http://showbizpak.com/images/madihapage.jpg
http://www.friendskorner.com/forum/photopost/data/513/33342.jpg

Bulbul Song-

Alina-In my head, Alina looks closest to the actress Umaima/Humaima Malik:
http://www.fashioncentral.pk/images/celeb-gossip/humaima_malik_best_dress_at_lux_style_awards.jpg
http://cache.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/05/Humaima-480x238.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2E4tG8KeBFk/T-8h_1DY0AI/AAAAAAAAAk4/nARV7hIhAeU/s400/Humaima-Malik.jpg

Zain-Adnan Malik
http://www.snakedigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/adnan_malik.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IWzUmil1rQc/TniT5gmJyFI/AAAAAAAACrU/GhtSAaJC_GY/s1600/AdnanMalik.jpg
http://www.citizensarchive.org/wp-content/themes/ifeature/images/Adnan-Malik.jpg

Ali-Imran Abbas
http://www.stylesmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/humaima_malik_imran_abbass_valentine_day_shoot_2013_2.jpg (yes, that IS the actress I chose for Alina with him. Imran Abbas and Humaima Malik just happen to be really good friends in real life, not unlike Ali and Alina ;) )
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LW7vcvEeFLU/TTW1jSVj9FI/AAAAAAAAAHI/7k9JljroyjQ/s400/ImranAbbascharmingpakistanimodelpicture.jpg

Tania-Sunita Marshal
http://www.movieplaner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/sunita-marshal-hot-wallpaper-2012.jp
http://www.pakfriends.pk/images/2012/07/Sunita-Marshal-Biography-0018.jpg

Mehreen-Ayeza Khan [Note the similar facial structure between the actresses I chose for Alina and Mehreen, respectively]
http://www.fandiz.com/a/wp-content/themes/city-desk/timthumb.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fandiz.com%2Fa%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F02%2FAyeza-Khan-Cute-Hot-Gorgeous-Pakistani-Actress-5.jpg&q=90&w=634&zc=1
http://newfashionhood.com/wp-content/uploads/Ayeza-Khan-or-Aiza-Khan-8.jpg


How I Feel About Reviews:

I am not one of those people who needs dozens and dozens of reviews to feel satisfied; what I do love, however, is feedback. While I do appreciate the very fact that someone took time out of their day to say something like, "I love it, please continue!", what I'd love to hear is constructive criticism, i.e., "I didn't understand why X would do ..." or, "I think this part needs more clarification". My readers are my soundboard; I write for them, so if you are a reader, please take some time to let me know what I'm doing right or what I'm doing wrong so I can continue to write a story that you would want to come back to and read.

As my good friend Sariniste on FanFiction.net likes to say, a review is like a "like" button on Facebook! It lets the author know that you'd like to see more :)

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Papercuts by yarrowicefrost reviews
In some parts of the world arranged marriages are a way of life, but he was her best friend's cousin and she called him an asshole the first time they met. It all went downhill from there.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 156,876 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 2/22 - Published: 11/22/2006
Regretfully Yours by hoovi reviews
Haya's life was about to become a story she'd only read in books. An arranged marriage, being bartered for the sake of tradition, she sees her dream of becoming a doctor slip from her hands.. Or will Ahad turn her nightmare into a fairytale?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,056 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/11/2013 - Published: 1/2/2009
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Bulbul Song reviews
[Reupload] "You can put two smart, beautiful and loving people together into an arranged marriage, but it doesn't mean it'll work." This was a lesson Zain and Alina would have to learn the hard way.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 87,842 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/16/2013 - Published: 7/13/2013
The Incurable reviews
"The disease you have is incurable. It's slowly, and painfully, going to take your life, and I will love each second of watching you beg for every last breath, Grandmother." Is there a limit to how low you would fall to bring those you hate to their knees? From the author of "Bulbul Song"
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 60,161 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/26/2013 - Published: 6/27/2012