Through the Sand: A Driving Lesson From Dubai

Image 7-10-17 at 3.54 PMRead in full at The Manifest-Station. “I posed a million-dirham ($272,260.72 into today’s US dollar) question: “Do the children of Dubai play in sandboxes?” Our family, newly transplanted from the Washington, DC area where sandboxes had provided our children with hours of fun in earlier years, mulled over this question the summer we moved temporarily to the desert metropolis of Dubai. Even with all of Dubai’s development, if one catapulted high enough above the impressive skyline, Dubai seemed not too unlike one massive sandbox with ribbons of various roads lying thickly near the coast and rapidly thinning out in numbers the further away from the sandbox’s edge of the Arabian Sea, until only interminable sand remained.

The subject of driving, however, quickly claimed our attention as it rapidly morphed to the level of top priority. This critical arena of living required quick-study because learning this new turf involved navigating Dubai’s roads, roads which often betrayed the foundation they were laid upon: sand.

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Through the Sand — Creative Non-Fiction by Kathryn Streeter: A Driving Lesson From Dubai

Buckle up! My creative non-fiction essay was just released by the online magazine Semaphore:

https://yoursemaphorecontent.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/creative-non-fiction-by-kathryn-streeter/

Originally published by The Briar Cliff Review, Volume 26.

Creative Non-Fiction by Kathryn Streeter

semaphoremagazine:

Through the Sand: A driving lesson from Dubai, by Kathryn Streeter. With our interest in Dubai roused by our recent publication of Rony Nair, we were delighted to received this submission; an American’s perspective on living in Dubai. Enjoy!

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Through the Sand
A Driving Lesson from Dubai*

Creative Non-Fiction by Kathryn Streeter

No Drinking Fountains: Notes from a Thirsty Expat Mom in Dubai released by elephant journal today!

A few years ago, my family had the bizarre privilege of living in Dubai for a short time. Everywhere I looked, Dubai demonstrated a love for excess and opulence.

But one can’t drink grandeur.

Thanks, all, for reading, commenting and sharing!

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/10/no-drinking-fountains-notes-from-a-thirsty-expat-mom-in-dubai/

2014 The Briar Cliff Review Reception and Reading

Wish I could be there for the reception next week! Congrats on the journal and thanks for including my essay, “Through the Sand: A Driving Lesson from Dubai.” Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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