Sometimes Nesrin just looked at her own shadow, the part of her that always reflected her jinn half, even when she wore the body of her human half. She pinched her arm. Yep, her human body was still physical and solid, but the shadow always reflected her jinn form nonetheless. “Everyone says jinn are rebellious spirits,” she told the shadow. “Guess that includes rebelling against the laws of physics.” She nodded her head. At least the shadow followed her movements. “You know I can never blend in with you.” She probably imagined it, but she thought she heard a version of her own voicing asking, “And that’s bad?”
Excerpt from the manuscript The Students and the Jinn (working title).