Wael Abdelgawad Story Index

This is an index of Wael Abdelgawad's fiction stories published on this website.

As-salamu alaykum. This is an index of my fiction stories published on this website. They are all part of a single narrative, so they make the most sense when read in the following order. Enjoy! – Wael

1. Pieces of a Dream

Louis is a war veteran and cab driver. One day he gives a ride to a Muslim woman and begins a conversation that will change his life.

  1. The Cabbie and the Muslim Woman
  2. Pieces of a Dream
  3. How’d You Get That Scar?
  4. A Bigger Trip

2. A Lion is Born

Louis struggles with his attraction to Kadija and Islam. Would becoming Muslim be a betrayal of his country and his brother soldiers?

  1. Life After Lifelessness
  2. Losing It
  3. Make a Move
  4. Lion With an “L”
  5. Wedding? What Wedding?

3. The Deal

Jamilah is a young Palestinian-American bike messenger in San Francisco, until her bike is stolen. Without it she cannot work. Desperate, she makes a “deal” with Allah – but can she keep her end of the deal?

  1. The Run
  2. A Hard World
  3. Wudu’
  4. Zanshin
  5. The Price of Faith
  6. Make Me Proud

4. Kill the Courier

Hassan is a bike messenger with a mysterious past. One day he makes a delivery to the Lebanese consulate and his past catches up with him with a vengeance. Now he’s fighting for his life and praying for the safety of his friends.

  1. Hiding in Plain Sight
  2. An Enemy at the Consulate
  3. Your Gun is Not Your Life
  4. The Sharpest Blade Ever Made
  5. Is it Other Than Allah That You Fear?
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5. Dispatch Wizard

Muhammad is a young dispatcher at a courier company, content with his life of work, collecting toys and hanging out with friends. When his estranged and abusive father shows up out of the blue, is it more than he can handle?

  1. The Funny Brother
  2. One Day at a Time
  3. Do it for Love
  4. Starship Hassan

6. Hassan’s Tale

Hassan’s story continues, as the truth about his past is revealed. Pursued by the Crow, betrayed by a friend, where can he turn?

  1. The Mountains are Muslims Too
  2. Bound for Canaan Land
  3. Born in East Beirut
  4. The Dalai Lama Goes Into a Pizza Shop
  5. Rough Way, Smooth Way
  6. The National Lottery
  7. The Teacher Appears
  8. Tel-Az-Zaytoon
  9. Caught
  10. Gaze on Istanbul
  11. A Tragic Flaw
  12. It’s Not What You Say
  13. Zero One One
  14. Positive Assumptions
  15. Buried Treasure
  16. Guns and Hazelnuts

7. Ouroboros

The final story of the series, featuring survival, love and death.

  1. Trapped
  2. That’s My Man Out There
  3. I Belong to Allah
  4. The Only End to the Road of Life
  5. The Crow
  6. The Tumblers Fall
  7. A Better Way to Live
  8. The Man Who Might Have Been
  9. Only God Helps or Harms
  10. A Western Sky
  11. The Year of Sorrow
  12. Lord of the Helpless
  13. Light After Darkness
  14. Country of Ghosts
  15. Find Someone, Lose Someone
  16. The Kopis War
  17. A Time to Live (& Epilogue)

NEW: Zaid Karim, Private Investigator

Zaid Karim is a an ex-convict and private investigator in Fresno, California. He is broke, separated from his wife and child, and facing a growing pile of unpaid bills. When he’s hired by an elderly Muslim couple to find their missing granddaughter, he quickly learns that the client has lied to him, and that finding the child will mean confronting the ghosts of his past, and risking his very life.

New chapters appear every Tuesday. However, I am writing the novel as I go, so there may be some Tuesdays when the next chapter is not ready yet. Also, this chapter index is only preliminary. It will likely change before we’re done.

  1. Temptation
  2. Private Defective
  3. $40 in the Hand
  4. Be Somebody
  5. The Chair
  6. The Secret
  7. Badger
  8. Sureños
  9. City of Angels
  10. Yusuf Cruz
  11. Panama, Panama
  12. Lie Detector
  13. One Last Thing