A short story discussing the traps of solitude and the desire to read.
Farah Merchant recently graduated college, learning to navigate adulthood. She loves fashion, literary fiction, and baking shortbread. Farah majored in English and earned a certificate in Digital Arts & Media from the University of Texas at Austin; she was the first in her family to graduate from university. Farah is currently a Girls Write Now mentee, hoping to flesh out her short stories inspired by The Twilight Zone and her family. When she is not writing on her notes app, she is either at the farmer’s market or updating her Letterboxd.
Farah Merchant is a recent college graduate, now learning to navigate adulthood. She is currently writing away in her childhood bedroom, fleshing out short stories inspired by The Twilight Zone, her family, and random travel encounters. Farah’s works explore loneliness, dating, and female friendships (yes, some are toxic). She hopes to create pieces people can not only relate to but grow from, which is why most of her writing focuses on coming-of-age protagonist.