The Curse

A story about love, secrets and deceit

Lisa wants Nabil to leave his family and live with her. But when he is kidnapped, she discovers which secrets he has been keeping from her. Can she accept that his past will also have an effect on the life she wants them to have together?

Lisa, a young Dutch lawyer, has been having an affair with the Iraqi mathematics professor for over ten years, when they break up. She wanted more, but he refused, and they fought. After the fight ended in violence, she puts a curse on him. But then she discovers that he didn’t just disappear but was kidnapped. Her search for him leads her into situations full of suspense that are related somehow to Saddam Hussein’s war with Iran, and she finds that the curse is not quite what she thought.

The Curse is a suspenseful short story that plays in Amsterdam during the Covid epidemic.

Buy The Curse for a fast read in between more important things!