Month: August 2023

Two Things That Happened


I recently got stuck in a lift with a lady in an abaya and a child with cheeks that reminded me of naan bread. I was off to have a very difficult meeting with someone who hates being mentioned

Bitty-Titty Ramblings


Nothing wakes one up more rudely than a full bladder. Normally when that happens I try to ignore it as much as I can, but it wins. And I have to stumble in darkness to the loo, afraid to

Of Love and Other Mistakes


Biko is away. I don’t know where, but he’s somewhere writing or taking care of things that are above my paygrade. Which leaves me here, to tend to the flowers and serve tea. I think he’ll be back next

The Mountain


On their very first date he arrived carrying a curtain rod. It was at the Java in Galleria Mall and it was about to start raining. She had sat in a booth facing the doorway so she could see

The Light


Mothers and grandmothers all over the country dutifully wake up at 3am to pray for their adult children and grandchildren in the city. They pray for them to meet someone to marry. They had wanted, nay, demanded, for someone