Listen now | A Thousand and One Nights: The day following his metamorphosis, Jawad awoke to his mother’s scream and the clatter of her incense holder hitting the ground. He opened his eyes and saw fear etched into her wrinkly face and a sea of pain in her eyes. Frightened, he sat up. He wiped his hands furiously on his pajamas. He was relieved when the blood came off and he realized it was not his own, but then was all the more frightened by the thought of where the blood might have come from.