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Jaafar of Arabia

Jaafar of Arabia
Winner of the 2015 Official Member Writing Contest (OMWC)

An administrator to the Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad is sent on a mission to establish the arts and sciences in a small city sitting on the banks of the Tigris in 1,000 A.D. He enters a Kaveh Kanes incognito one evening, followed by an assassin...

The modern coffee house took its "modern" form in the Islamic Empire during the reign of the Abbasid Caliphs many centuries after the birth of Christ. Baghdad was the center of civilization at a time when Europe found itself mired in intellectual darkness. Men gathered in the Kaveh Kanes to drink the strong brew, discuss events of the day, and keep the knowledge of the classics--Greek, Roman, and their own--alive. We owe much to these men of culture and learning, not the least of which is the modern coffee house.

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Paper Planes

You enveloped me in your beautifully crafted words and transported me to another place, another time. Truly a marvel of a tale, Patrick. What can I say, you've done it again!

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Your writing is magical and we are escorted on a journey through a time now past, where the air is heavy with spiced scents and intrigue. I say a wonderfully written story.

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I could not stop reading. A love story with excitement and an interesting ending. Your writing is exquisite! :)

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beautiful love story is its brevity. May you write more in the vein and with the words of a poet.

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