Huda Orfali has been writing poetry and short stories ever since she was in elementary school, both in Arabic and in English. She started working on her collection Blue Fire in 1991 and has been adding or revising her work ever since. She also has a small collection of poetry in Arabic published in local magazines.
The world of Blue Fire is similar to her world. Many stories reflect in an indirect way a personal experience. The characters of her fiction are always traumatized but they have the inner strength to defy their disabilities and live an accomplished life. They transcend life and assert their identity through living up to the choices they have to make, sometimes at the expense of their own lives.