Aimless Rambling

Mother -Though I never called you that- Would you be proud of the way i turned out? I grew out of that tomboy phase you disliked -Sort of- I won’t lie and say it’s all gone Jesus will probably tell you if I was lying I’m less lazy -Sort of- I prefer to call it…

Vanity

The Mirror and I have a turbulent relationship. I’d say we’re an on-again-off-again couple though we see each other everyday. The reason is because there’s simply no trust, And without trust, a relationship doesn’t thrive. I can never tell if The Mirror is being honest or lying to make me feel better. Don’t get me…

El Chupacabras Chapter 2 (Part 3)

‘Let him die,’ thought Nnedi. Karma had been bench pressing in preparation for years; it was about time it struck Theo down. Besides, she wasn’t afraid of death. In fact, now she welcomed it. “It’s not like I have anything left to live for,” she whispered, pressing her ear against Sacha’s silent chest. How she…

Survived (November 2013)

Popular youth presenter Maria ‘MJ’ Jeremano took her seat. This is usually where my guests sit, she thought, shifting uncomfortably in the armchair. I must be out of my mind.   “MJ, are you ok?” asked Mphatso ‘Mpha’ Bandawe, MJ’s co-host and, today, her interviewer.   “It’s just weird sitting here,” replied MJ in a…

The Rebuke

You shouldn’t have circumvented regulation. A brain stem port is much more efficient and would’ve been convenient in this situation. If you’d gotten one, I could’ve assessed the extent of your condition directly from your central nervous system. I could’ve healed you in minutes if you’d listened to me. Oh, I’m aware why you refuse…

El Chupacabras Chapter 2 (Part 2)

As the seconds wore on, Nnedi became less and less aware of the devastation surrounding her. The background had all but faded into non-existence as far as she was concerned; reduced to a blur in the corner of her eye. What had been the epicentre of the most peaceful and self-sustaining empire in the realm…

El Chupacabras Chapter 2 (Part 1)

Nnedi refused to listen to the part of her that knew that too much time had passed. Her mind understood it had been too long, that there was nothing she could do to save him now, but not for the first time, her heart shirked away from what her mind already knew. She wanted- no,…

El Chupacabras Chapter 1 (Part 3)

The bullet broke the surface of Theo’s olive skin and lodged itself deep inside his chest, puncturing his left lung. The casing burst open and spread a searing hot liquid into his flesh. Ray stared in bewilderment at the amber fluid blossoming from the bullet wound, the blood tainted with strange black flecks. The skin…

El Chupacabras Chapter 1 (Part 2)

The atmosphere crackled with their negative emotions. Fear, anger and anxiety pulsated like a heartbeat, keeping in rhythm with their cries and racing hearts. The chants of ‘demon goat eater!’ and ‘kill them!’ and ‘send them back to hell!’ rose higher and higher then faded, dying down only when a burly man with a thick…

El Chupacabras Chapter 1 (Part 1)

Ray Pallis couldn’t imagine a worse situation to find himself in without his Christian Dior UV-protected sunglasses. Without shade and the sun reaching its zenith in the cloudless summer sky, he was forced to close his eyes against the intense glare. He really needed those glasses. It would have been easier on him if he…