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A quest for stars

Everyone has a secret life that they always thought they could have If they weren't living the life they were living in right now If circumstances had gone differently, you know...

A woman jazzed

You've only ever seen her before in the stuff that dreams are made of, surrounded in beams That light, cloudiness That ethereal, magic She looks unassuming at first, though you...

My Only Child

To be honest, there's only two reasons I've ever wanted a credit card To travel easier, and for my car The first is pretty self explanatory I've never been able to truly...

Who are you to tell?

When you sit next to a rapist, something inside your body screams in fear, but you’re not sure if you should be scared in the first place Sure, you’re a woman, and his...

Addis

So when I came back, everyone decided I was foreign - and not just because my accent was thick and faltering over the sir that we were supposed to call Mr Iddi, instead of sah,...

The Commandments

In 2016, my body is still a battlefield Bloody, lying, a lying carcass, they always tell me I am lying Even when what happened happened to me They always say it was someone...

The Cheating Friend

I need you to do me a favour I need you to, for the sake of this story, imagine that you are somebody else; a young man in his mid twenties, with a chipped tooth and flaming red...

Always That Time of the Month

There was an angry looking red gash on my underwear and I was pretty convinced I was dying My mother, however, told my panicked 11 year old self that I had started my period, and...

The Kiosk is Now Open

ights in January are quiet and hot; which is somehow the most appropriate condition for mosquitoes to thrive It is almost as if while we were taking a mile of celebration from the...

A Tale of Two Fingers

I was fingered once on my back, in front of the maize cobs that waved in my mother's backyard I remember itchy grass and an uncomfortable feeling that something was poking...

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