My essay, "The Heat Comes Early this Year," which was shortlisted for EVENT Magazine's 2014 Creative Nonfiction Award has gone live on the Litro Magazine website.
In the spring of 2009, I discovered three boys in the school bathroom divvying up a small amount of hashish. Although I knew Kuwait, a conservative Muslim country, was harsh on drug offenders, I wasn't prepared for the consequences the boys would face when we brought in the authorities. I still wrestle with it, and this essay is my take on that experience.
Read it here.