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Author of The Girl in the Road, published by @CrownPublishing and @LittleBrownUK. Playwright-in-Residence at @OLittleGreenPig.

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@CallieLeuck Heeeeehhhhh heh heh hehBuying sweets in Yazd is serious business. #Iran http://t.co/waDWvMvANk@nrose OK. Now going to delete the initial tweets so the Dropbox people don't come after me wringing their hands and making me feel guiltyThe guy behind me in the line has some really BIG IDEAS about streamlining the airplane boarding process
Retweeted by Monica Byrne@nrose AHA. Thank you.@nrose Right & mine should be too. Pix uploaded onto mobile app showed up online half hour later; still no option to download, only "share"Mansplaining Without Borders..."Yes, I know, we have those too. Yes, I've seen them. Yes, I understand." He kept explaining as if she hadn't spoken.Yesterday morning at breakfast, listened to British man explaining egg cups to Iranian woman, despite her repeatedly saying...@robdelaney You do!? Why?@neilhimself http://t.co/kOW16kR98b@neilhimself Ah, you're on the road too! Hello from Yazd, Iran... :) P.S. You MUST come here.@teamswangelista ME NEITHER! So soon, Ami, I get to see you + those sunsets in real life!Wherever I go in the world, I'm always a sucker for bougainvillea in sunlight. #Iran http://t.co/begtqcMdsQPersian stained glass. Bagh-e Dolat Abad, Yazd, #Iran. http://t.co/e9lwWoJT3R
New Census Study Finds That 40% Of U.S. Population Is Filler http://t.co/UCtYOPqpPl http://t.co/hzh93LER5B
Retweeted by Monica Byrne@enkymion Thanks! Yeah, I'm here a whole month. And SO happy. A month isn't nearly long enough...@enkymion 10 days. :(@fakedansavage's column is blocked in Iran. This surprises no one.articulate to yourself what you want from life and then pursue it ruthlessly@MAliKadivar Especially notions of purity.@MAliKadivar Much that should be discussed over tea, over hours.In the Zurkhaneh, where men perform ritual feats of strength and focus in honor of Ali, the first… http://t.co/E6W9NubRSR@shaenasaurus Be bold.@PKhakpour Yesss, public crying. I've also been guilty of this many a time.Mounted outside my room in the caravanserai. I didn't even see it the first day. I think the desert… http://t.co/TL2s8YOxP3The world under the water. Bagh-e Dolat Abad, Yazd, #Iran. http://t.co/DCza5VLZLvA gift from a woman at the Church of Joseph of Arimathea in Isfahan: the Lord's Prayer in Armenian. #Iran http://t.co/N5G25To83N@gretamjohnsen @gillianbwhite @TheAtlantic Fascinating. First thought: it still just doesn't even occur to me as a thing to do.it legitimizes a conversation whose terms have been set by bigots
Retweeted by Monica Byrnestop accepting the disempowering rhetoric that demands you speak for your identity from a defensive position
Retweeted by Monica Byrneprioritize women
Retweeted by Monica Byrne@MAliKadivar BOY do I have a lot of questions for you about Persian masculinity...cc @malikadivarOh my God, Zurkhaneh. #IranLunch on the divan. Hotel Kohan, Yazd, #Iran. http://t.co/ilUyIr8jpv
And thank you to @pushinghoops for pointing me to that essay in the first place.New post: Eating the Other. https://t.co/VhiEXNOvvH #Iran #travel #bellhooks@samalipour Wanderlust, plain and simple. :)Good morning, roof of the caravanserai. Good morning, desert. Good morning, distant mountains. #Iran http://t.co/R6FMDRvyEtGoodnight, caravanserai-under-the-stars. #Iran http://t.co/rluz8pehEKThese two, though. #Iran http://t.co/9VtU0lQilQBed #14: A room in a 500-year-old restored caravanserai. So basic. So comfortable. #Iran http://t.co/qvwyZmQyJZ
New post: Courtyard lullaby. https://t.co/qGFQuFUskj #IranA maze of mud walls and date palms. All ancient beyond imagining. #Iran http://t.co/MZD80H0jwdBed #14: Bedding in a traditional mud house room at Ateshooni Lodge, Garmeh oasis, #Iran. http://t.co/HgMHzGZJl2@KMBTweets @hannahjwaters @inkkr HEY. I just got back from the desert. Love to you all, too. :)@scalzi (1) See: black scorpion. (2) Feel: not as bad.A very dead black scorpion. I found it in the bathroom. Parviz smashed the shit out of it with a shoe.… http://t.co/SYtAA3QN8DVase of desert brush in my room at Bar Andaz Lodge, Farahzad, #Iran. http://t.co/XUlErTmf8JAfternoon on the divan. Hopelessly perfect (especially with dates and hot tea). #Iran http://t.co/caULW3GYDcA fresh date, soft as melting butter. Nothing in the States will taste the same after this. #Iran http://t.co/4mj96SMikkThe tree in the courtyard at Bar Andaz Lodge, a desert homestay in Farahzad, #Iran. http://t.co/P9XlPjrslBSunset winds. Bar Andaz Lodge, #Iran. http://t.co/4OOMjkZQfsWorn-away angel face in the Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea, Armenian Quarter, Esfahan, #Iran. Attn:… http://t.co/s4nJKzKKGP
@KatWithSword ...but here at least is the pic of the demon disemboweling a sinner while on a very large cell phone. https://t.co/1eYul9K8Os@KatWithSword Damn Internet connection! I'll have to try again later...@purp Gracias, y, por supuesto.@purp I'm deep in a beautiful dream.Boys on the other divan. Hi, boys. #Iran http://t.co/ZrXHyBZjonHello from the divan. http://t.co/kJ9YzXn30N@theStake_org @the_younger "Cuvven? Cuvven sounds so stupid, like 'oven.'"@the_younger @theStake_org Right? The scene of Mike screaming is a revelation.@theStake_org Tangentially: have you seen American Movie?New post: A catalogue of sacred places. https://t.co/Oq5MGqPE26 #Iran #writerslifeI wanted to run a caption contest for every single one of them.And here, I think they are pouring water down his asshole? @KatWithSword, can you illuminate? http://t.co/a42x7P8N1vHere, a demon is disemboweling a sinner while talking on a very large cell phone. http://t.co/ektmfI98slThere were many amusingly grotesque frescoes on the walls of martyr punishment and/or horrors of hell.Today I visited the Church of Joseph of Arimathea in the Armenian District of Esfahan. Attn: @afnewton. http://t.co/MOoxZHMutWSitting on the divan by the fountain in the courtyard under the stars, in Esfahan.The 33 Bridge over the White River, now dry, in Esfahan. #Iran http://t.co/FO120pMKG2The Persians' conquest of Delhi, as depicted on the walls of Kakh-e Chehel Sotun, Palace of the Forty… http://t.co/b7GTygdCjKThe many twisting rooms of an ancient hammam (bathhouse), sadly no longer in use. Kashan, #Iran. http://t.co/HG8auEc0Yk
@ferretthimself @crashwong I totally do.@ferretthimself @crashwong I feel ya. Will put some kohl in the mail ;)@KellyBraffet @KatWithSword @crashwong Also, the other direction I was gonna go w/that: I'D RATHER DIE FIGHTING! COME FOR ME, GMORK! I AM...@KellyBraffet @KatWithSword @crashwong Right? Might as well LOOK GOOD in the meantime.@KatWithSword @crashwong Kat, it's actually illegal to import in the States! Something about lead poisoning. WHATEVER, AMIRITE?Like a home meth lab. But legal. And no cat pee smell.I wonder if I can set up a home kohl lab when I get back to the States. Lead sulfide--how hard can it be?@crashwong P.S. Makeup addict!--first day with real kohl = total success. It just gets smokier as the day goes on. http://t.co/pE0wX1firX@crashwong @ferretthimself But...but...you're already perfect versions of yourselves.... ;*Swan boats on the dry river bed, waiting for the water to flow again. Esfahan, #Iran. http://t.co/W1uhUVas9BNew post: Flirting in translation. https://t.co/yMiZOTcEzf #Iran #Esfahan #Farsi #PersianI keep walking into these places and am like, "Are you serious." #Iran http://t.co/T51rgwXlpROne of the most magnificent mosques in Esfahan: Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah. Just absurd. #Iran http://t.co/POb6IsqqRRAlso: Iran is a homoerotic wonderland, for reasons that are not mysterious.@scalzi Mamnoon. And it stays put, which is more than I can say for eyeliners you get in the U.S.A wild apple orchard. We picked as many as we could carry. #Iran http://t.co/6sgre0PYimWaking up & checking @monicabyrne13's feed to see latest amazing photos from her trip to Iran: http://t.co/uRqlZteCFV truly another world
Retweeted by Monica ByrneMore abject absurdity from the realm of pure beauty. Kakh-e Hasht Behesht, Esfahan, #Iran. http://t.co/K0FoubnCOtMore abject absurdity from the realm of pure beauty. Kakh-e Hasht Behesht, Esfahan, #Iran. http://t.co/rg1cjGV5s9Ah, Baba has come to take him away. Mama gets to be alone. Mash'allah.He coughs half-chewed cornbread out of his mouth every few minutes. And then resumes wailing.Does this child even breathe.This amazingly talented child in the courtyard of Abbasi Hotel in Esfahan has been wailing for the last hour straight. Like a police siren.forgive me father, for i have sinned: i partook of the minibar@ModCloth what fresh hell is this@scalzi Not as permanent! Unless I get lead poisoning hahahahahaha. Here's my first shot at it... http://t.co/JgyDTjN0tI
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