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Fiction

Submissions and book excerpts welcomed. Fiction of larger scale and/or historical import is preferred, though new works by Baha'i authors can also be showcased here.

    Barer, Burl

  1. Swan Song, posted in May 1996, satirizes the history and personages of the listserver Talisman I.

    Dighton, Steve

  2. Breathe Not the Sins of Others: A Tale of Suspense. Novel, published by Xlibris, 2000; excerpt only. Features Baha'is and their Faith in situations many will recognize as mirrioring their own spirtual battles.

  3. Locked In: A Medical Mystery. Novel, published by Xlibris, 2000; excerpt only. A presentation of the principles of the Baha'i Faith as lived by an ordinary person in an extraordinary situation.

    Kluge, Ian

  4. Coming Out, a short, humorous play depicting the confusions that can result from trying to be too delicate in announcing one's commitment to the Baha'i Faith.

  5. The Light, a true life war story of an unexpected encounter with the miraculous in a large asylum for the incurably insane.

    Leacock, Steven (comp. Ralph Wagner)

  6. Parody on 'Abdu'l-Baha: Excerpts and Brief Commentary presents parts of Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock's 1914 parody of 'Abdu'l-Baha, "The Yahi-Bahi Society of Mrs. Resselyer-Brown." (Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writing, contained in volumes such as Literary Lapses (1910) and Nonsense Novels (1911).)

    Perry, Mark

  7. A Dress for Mona: the story of Mona Mahmudnizhad. See also synopsis and background. (both offsite)

  8. "Layli, Majnun and the Infernal Tree," a work-in-progress and part of a larger play on myth, is a first draft of a short play dealing with the story of Layli and Majnun and partly inspired by the Seven Valleys.

    Roskams, Ben

  9. "The Sailor's Problem" is a short play about unity featuring Sherlock Holmes.

    Stevens, E.S. (aka Lady Drower)

  10. The Mountain of God, by E.S. Stevens (London: Mills & Boon, 1911, 380 pages), a novel about the Baha'is in Akka at the turn of the century, is out of copyright. It needs to be found, scanned, and posted--volunteers? (This posting is one excerpt, published in World Order 4:3 [1970])

    Thompson, Juliet

  11. I, Mary Magdelen, (New York: Delphic Studios, 1940) is a semi-autobiographical account of Thompson's contact with Abdu'l-Baha. not proofread or formatted; please email to help

    Tudor Pole, Wellesley

  12. Private Dowding: a plain record of the after-death experiences of a soldier killed in battle (London: Neville Spearman, 1917) is a record of a soldier allegedly "channeled" to Pole from the afterlife.


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