PLUCKED.

KWALE, 1993. Thunderstorms rumbled outside the thatched hut of mama Awele as the rain heavily pattered down to the old roof and unto the sandy ground. Every family in the small village was taking shelter in their huts. While some slept from the cold and relaxing feeling of the rain, others warmed their afternoon meals […]

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ROSE. (18+)

Midnight. Rosemary stood still by the white door, trying not to breathe too hard. The hallway, dimly lit by the recessed light reflecting from the antechamber, stood still with her. She could hear the clock ticking in the distance – tick tock, tick tock, reminding her of the twenty minutes she had spent standing by his […]

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LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH.

The sun was scotching hot. I stood aside with my two year old twins and we watched as the Police and Court bailiffs brought out our property one after the other and filled it in their van. They were executing the judgment of the Court, they would auction off our property to pay the Landlord […]

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Repercussion.

PRESENT-DAY. Mike hadn’t come home in the past weeks, I kept calling him, but he won’t pick up my calls. I got a blue tick every time I sent a WhatsApp message – he was reading them, he just wasn’t responding. I moved through the motions with every day that went by, I was beside […]

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UCHENNA’S STORY (PART 2)

Uchenna’s palm felt numb from holding the tumbler. He took a sip from the glass, but it didn’t soothe his senses anymore, the drink had gone warm. He pulled his weight forward, placing the tumbler on the table in front of him. He had just spoken with Pearl, he almost could not believe it! She […]

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A VISIT TO THE COUNSELOR

“Hello,” Clara said to the receptionist at the front desk. “I’m here to see Mr. Iben Shedrack.”  The young receptionist lifted her head from her computer. “You’re welcome Ma. Is this your first time being here?” She was a dark young girl with a plump body. Her thick natural hair was held up in a […]

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Happily "never" After

He had taken it too far this time around. She had endured his emotional neglect, his constant yelling, his egocentric nature…he didn’t even compliment her anymore. They argued constantly but she didn’t think he would have an affair. “Seven years of marriage, three lovely kids and Dele chooses to share our bed with another woman,” […]

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