Abdel Nasser turned. He saw in the opposite mirror Zulekha from her back. He rose from the chair, saying in astonishment: "What a coincidence, golden curly hair, adorable dimples, a chunky lip, curved eyebrows. I can hardly believe, excuse me, I don't mean anything". She saw a strange spark in his eyes. She felt a shiver in the same place. A tremor that gave her goosebumps She felt numb as he began describing her. She felt attracted to him.
Born in Tunisia, Chokri Mabkhout teaches at university and is a writer.