The Fire of Iblis
Published within the Someone Wicked anthology, The Fire of Iblis (pronounced 'ib-lee'), is a dark fantasy set on the Arabian Peninsula centuries ago and tells a tale of Abdullah Al Hamadi, a caravan owner, trader and businessman. Preparing for his latest journey to the Red Sea markets in Jeddah, he purchases a new strongbox before his departure. A terrible storm follows Al Hamadi and his caravan into the desert as they leave the caravanserai at Riyadh. This journey will be one that Al Hamadi truly never forgets....
Someone Wicked, a Written Remains anthology, edited by JM Reinbold and Weldon Burge, and released by Smart Rhino Publications, is a fascinating selection of twenty-one short stories that explore human wickedness in a wide array of guises.