You wanted to be a dancer when your innocence was untainted. You choreographed Michael Jackson’s Jam song with your siblings…
‘Is this not how the white women on TV act when they are angry?’ I asked you. ‘They throw glass things around at their husbands. You were lucky that I didn’t choose to welcome you with a knife or a gun. I wanted a son with your beautiful nose and eyes or else it would have been bullets instead of glass plates.’
You creep up on me like a shadow Slouching sideways, color as dark as a starless night; You are my worst nightmare come to life A creature in thought Fleshed out with every choice I Read More
Hi, my name is Frank and I’m gay. I know it sounds terribly weird introducing myself this way but I have come to the realization that the more I say it, the better my chances Read More
When girls my age were outside baking mud pies in the sand and playing ‘husband and wife’ with the boys next door, I was in my room, huddling under the blanket with a Mills & Read More
Hadiza was recovering from her crying bout with shuddering sighs when a voice boomed in her ear.
‘Get out of the bus!’
She turned to look behind her so fast that her head spun. What was she thinking? She thought to herself.
She was in the back seat for heaven’s sake. She turned to look front when she heard the same voice again.
‘The bus…get out of the bus!’
I feel as though you have let me down in such a huge way that I can never come back to you again. It took me a while to trust you and even a longer Read More
I believe that underneath every surface of good lies a shimmering of potential for evil that shows up as hitches in an otherwise beautiful relationship So what made me kill Ibe? It was nothing really Read More
‘You killed your own baby, you liar! Even as he said the words to her, he knew that he had made a terrible mistake. The look on her face had him flinching on the inside Read More
I say that I am beautiful, You say that I am not; You tell me what I am, I’d rather tell you what I am not. Without many words you make me feel dorky, flicking Read More
Come lunch time and I was still struggling to compile staff performance reports when he walked into my office without knocking. ‘Lunch? He asked, his hands stuffed into the pockets of his single buttoned pant Read More
I have always wondered what it would be like to have blood on my hands. I don’t have to wonder anymore; now I know. There is so much blood on my hands that when I Read More
I DON’T I was only eight years old when I told my mother I didn’t want to get married. Her reaction is quite hard to forget considering the fact that I still have a scar Read More
You’re not the girl I used to know We scraped our knees in the rocky sand And grinned toothlessly at each other over Stinging disinfectant and bloodied cotton balls Now you sit across me a Read More
People tend to scare Cara more than animals. This has always been the case. So it isn’t really a surprise that she has seven cats in her tiny self contained apartment or that she would Read More
I’d been smoking pot and having wild sex for the past ten years without an iota of remorse and it was all fine by me until I ran smack into T-boy. Now, he wasn’t what Read More
I take a trip down memory lane Every now and then to keep me sane; The world’s a-hurtling and the people a-fleeting And I cannot smile for them today, I cannot say words I never Read More
It was so cliché that she found herself almost sighing in exasperation even as it happened. Their eyes met across the room and she was overcome with the sensation that she had been cast into Read More