ROOFTOP.

The swimming pool stretched out before us; sapphire blue and 8 feet deep, the water oscillated as the various tenants of our block of community flats flapped their arms and kicked their feet under it. The music was blasting and the night moon was out, subtly shinning down the rooftop, too faint to bother the […]

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UNREAL.

I am late! I hop towards my front door, tugging impatiently at the loose strap of my red stiletto sandals. I yank at it hastily, hissing under my breath at the sheer difficulty it feels to secure the tiny straps. Everyone would be seated in the conference room by now, how do I, the H.R, […]

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JASMINE’S HONEYMOON.

Xavier’s fingers laced through mine as we giggled down the Argelès-sur-Mer beach, hopping our way forward like two teenagers on a summer trip only that this, was more than a summer trip; it was our honeymoon! The sand on the beach squished between our toes and we paused to dance, giggling and swirling under the […]

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HABIBAH

I looked out through the narrow window of our thatched mud house, the rain was heavy, cascading onto the sandy ground in a heavy downpour. It seeped into the soil, forming puddles of wet brown clay that flowed in no particular direction on our bare compound. Across the streaks of rain that clouded my vision […]

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LOCKDOWN AT DUXTON HILLS

I could see the green leaves on the trees from my window, swaying gently to the Singapore’s morning breeze. Chirping birds flew onto the crooked branches, perched and hopped, before flying away again – they had the freedom of movement, unlike Norman and I – locked down in this apartment. I thought about my dog […]

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It Was My Father.

I was ten when it happened. I hadn’t been asleep for long when the noise and clattering began. It crawled into my subconsciousness, lingered distantly in my ear until it finally tugged me to consciousness and I laid there, half-asleep in my yellow pajamas, besides my sister who had marked her fifth year in the […]

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THE LOCKDOWN.

I watched the empty streets from the window of my bedroom, it was as quiet as a grave, except for the whistling of the soft breeze. White papers littered the deserted tarmac road. Dry leaves that had fallen from the trees above fidgeted on the ground. Torn sachets of water flew carelessly with every sweep […]

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MY WIFE’S FRIEND.

I met Seun through my wife. Light skinned, petite and pretty, she seemed to like my wife a lot and my wife appeared to feel the same way. Both women shared quite a close bond. She would come around the house now and then but I never conversed with her beyond the usual hello’s and […]

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