…And the Night Hissed (excerpt)

CHAPTER ONE June 16th, 1806 was our date with destiny. After nearly six turbulent weeks at sea, we should have been grateful at the sight of terra firma. We had just survived a raging storm and, a few days earlier, bouts of the flux among crew members. This had generated much concern over the sanitary … Continue reading …And the Night Hissed (excerpt)

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“Unaware” – 4

Read Previous episode: Here Will I ever get out of this? Ibimina paced the room, willing the headache which was slowly developing at the back of her head to go. She did not know how she had managed to cope or how long she’ll be able to cope with a child like hers. Tami was … Continue reading “Unaware” – 4

Unraveling ep4 of 16

Whose side were you always on When papa’s cane made thumping sounds When whispered echoes drowned my muffled cries When anxiety made me groan Whose side were you always on When I looked at you for reassurance Wet eyes, bruised lips, seeking pity When I peaked for warmth or a soothing piety Whose side were … Continue reading Unraveling ep4 of 16

Hear!

Hear!

Tell me. Will you hear me when I call? Will you listen when I scream? Will you stand and take my beatings on your chest? Will you ask why the tears? How dare you speak of love In such passive terms? How dare you make comparisons As though the world were one? You call me … Continue reading Hear!

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