Archive for the ‘Short Stories’ Category

Abdul Razzaq and Abdul Ghani

There once were two men: Abdul Razzaq and Abdul Ghani. Abdul Razzaq was a faithful man, who was very resourceful, with a talent for acquiring wealth. By the age of forty, he had paid off the mortgages of three properties, rented them out and his portfolio continued to grow promisingly.

The Search For My Beloved

. I was roaming outside on the vast fields under the tearful sky searching for my beloved one. I lost her the previous night, while I slept, while I drifted through the valleys of discontentment in my dreams. When I awoke, she was gone… And realising my folly, I rushed out of my house searching […]

Wine And Men

“What is she looking at?” Lucy’s friends glanced at her and then at the figure on the other side of the street, who stood watching them, while they sat around the chic table outside a prestigious city wine bar. “She’s been staring at us, or rather at me, for a long time,” remarked Lucy, flicking […]

The Delirious Derailing of Mullah Khan’s De-Radicalization

. Mullah Khan, the irrepressible zealot and his sons, had been forced to attend the first ever de-radicalization programme, sanctioned and championed by none other than the British Prime Minister himself, Davis Cameroon.  Khan and his sons were deemed social menaces with their firebrand Islamism, their desperation for Britain to become an Islamic state, their […]

The Grass

“All things hang like a drop of dew Upon a blade of grass”. W B Yeats A lush and fertile patch of grass shivered in the breeze, sighing blissfully. Fully exposed to the benevolent sun and enriched by the timely monsoons, the grass grew to a staggering height, accommodating countless creatures great and small. Nothing, […]


Novid Shaid’s short stories are now available for purchase on Amazon. These short stories explore Islamic and Sufic themes, presenting characters and situations that resonate with contemporary culture and Muslims. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. Novid Shaid Short Stories: Volume One    

True Stories: The Rise and the Fall of Aylesbury Asians FC

. PART 1 (Parental Advisory- bad language) During the early 1990s, an amazing thing happened to the flourishing British Pakistani community in Aylesbury. An event, I am proud to proclaim, that I was part of. So what was it? A royal visit to the Pakistani ghetto? (Fleet Street, Havelock Street and New Street) An opportunity […]


. At the Malay stock exchange, one early morning, the managing director of Huwa industries appeared in a dreadful state, with his shirt untucked, his tie hanging wildly around his neck, pacing around, in his bare feet, in a never-ending circle, lamenting: “I’ve lost it all…..I’ve missed it……What will he say?”

The Old Man And His Children

. The greatest trick the devil plays on man is to make him believe he is free. . Far away in the hills, there lived this big, proud old man, with his wife and many young children. This man was larger than life, extremely generous and caring to his dependants, but at times he could […]

The Speech

By Novid Shaid, 2011 . The chairman stood upon the podium, grinning at the seated gentlemen, who sat around their tables which were arranged in their ceremonial shape, and began: “My dear colleagues and friends! I would like to welcome you to this historic, inaugural Greedlibb conference, which I am confident will develop through the […]