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Zeinab Alayan

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Zeinab, more commonly known as Zen, is a writer, an editor, a translator, a bookworm, an artist, an avid movie watcher, an anime fan, a procrastinator, a paranoiac, a dork, a bit of a Grammar Nazi and most importantly... a chocoholic.

Average rating: 3.92 · 59 ratings · 27 reviews · 1 distinct work
Puppet Parade

3.92 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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It took me having a legit panic attack to know I’ve been writing them all wrong.

“I had a major panic attack.” This is a phrase people throw around too lightly, when they’re under a lot of pressure, or even when they’re just a tiny bit stressed… myself included. I recently finished writing a book where my main character constantly suffers from panic attacks, and I thought if I read enough… Continue reading It took me having a legit panic attack to know I’ve been writing them a Read more of this blog post »
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Whoops! Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I would say this is appropriate for 13 year olds. The word "damn" is slightly scattered throughout, but otherwise it's pretty "clean".
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Full disclosure: Zeinab Alayan sent me a free ebook in return for an honest review of her novel.

When I saw the title ‘Puppet Parade‘ I must admit I was skeptical. Why? For no logical reason, really. I jus" Read more of this review »
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"This beautifully written book is full of inventiveness, emotion, and clever re-examinations of a host of fantasy ideas. This is a modern adult fairy story, which draws on so many classic themes and cultural tales that it is difficult to guess which o" Read more of this review »
Puppet Parade by Zeinab Alayan
“And we saved your life, y’know,” Andrew said, jerking his head in Oliver’s direction. “I mean, the least you could do is thank us.”
“Of course!” Oliver said hastily. “Thank you very much.”
“It was really dangerous back there,” Patricia said earnestly, as though wanting to make sure he understood the severity of the situation.
“Yes, beheading is a serious business, I suppose,” Oliver said kindly. “I think it would have been difficult to keep on living once my head was chopped off.”
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“Sophie coughed, and Oliver felt his cheeks becoming warm.
“Don’t be an ass, Andrew.”
“That’s a little bit difficult to accomplish, y’know?” Andrew replied. “I mean, if you had been so kind as to paint me with black and white stripes, I would’ve been a zebra!”
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“Oliver heard Louis’ voice before he saw him. “Beautiful women?” he was saying. Then the door opened and the woman reappeared, holding the wooden lion between her arms. “Where are they? Have they come to see the -- Oliver!”
“Hello, Louis,” Oliver said.
Louis pointed at him. “He’s no beautiful woman!” he said. Then he noticed Sophie and Julia and his whole attitude changed. He dropped his voice to a husky tone. “Why, hello there, ladies.”
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tags: humor

“There we go,” he said cheerfully, after he’d started up a fire. The two puppets, still huddled in his pockets, woke up when they felt the heat of the flames, and they scampered out of sight, squealing for dear life. Oliver laughed. “I’m not going to set you on fire. Come back here.”
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tags: humor

“There we go,” he said cheerfully, after he’d started up a fire. The two puppets, still huddled in his pockets, woke up when they felt the heat of the flames, and they scampered out of sight, squealing for dear life. Oliver laughed. “I’m not going to set you on fire. Come back here.”
Zeinab Alayan, Puppet Parade
tags: humor

“Oliver heard Louis’ voice before he saw him. “Beautiful women?” he was saying. Then the door opened and the woman reappeared, holding the wooden lion between her arms. “Where are they? Have they come to see the -- Oliver!”
“Hello, Louis,” Oliver said.
Louis pointed at him. “He’s no beautiful woman!” he said. Then he noticed Sophie and Julia and his whole attitude changed. He dropped his voice to a husky tone. “Why, hello there, ladies.”
Zeinab Alayan, Puppet Parade
tags: humor

“It looks like an asylum landed here,” Andrew quipped, poking his head out of Oliver’s pocket. “Ooh, I spot an ass-shaped tent.”
“What? Seriously?” Sophie said, surprised. However, she was quick to look away. “Oh. You meant that kind of ass. Jeez, Andrew.”
Zeinab Alayan, Puppet Parade
tags: humor

“And we saved your life, y’know,” Andrew said, jerking his head in Oliver’s direction. “I mean, the least you could do is thank us.”
“Of course!” Oliver said hastily. “Thank you very much.”
“It was really dangerous back there,” Patricia said earnestly, as though wanting to make sure he understood the severity of the situation.
“Yes, beheading is a serious business, I suppose,” Oliver said kindly. “I think it would have been difficult to keep on living once my head was chopped off.”
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