Goodbye Miss Morocco, a creative nonfiction piece, was published online in Impspired Issue 17 on 1st June.
A long-gone relationship that developed and died in a city in all respects very different from the fictional Casablanca of Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Rick’s Café !
Unlikely as it might seem, I was once engaged to the reigning Miss Morocco. It’s a story I like to tell whenever I’m given the opportunity. I usually open by saying — a little ungallantly — that the competition hadn’t been staged for several years. Nonetheless, being once engaged to the reigning Miss Morocco isn’t something everyone can claim. What’s more — most improbably — it has the merit of being true. Or that was what I believed at the time.
♦ Read Goodbye Miss Morocco online