SACRIFICE

SACRIFICE …all “good” things come to the desperate… Somewhere in West Africa 1679 “It’s a girl,” the midwife mumbled in a raspy voice. She was a short woman with a bent back, and withered skin much like dates—shrivelled and brown. Nneka smiled a little then turned her face away. She wasn’t sad, but at the same…

JUNE

“Good evening ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. You would have noticed it’s a bit stormy and the wind is against us. We require a steep manoeuvre through the storm clouds. Passengers are advised to be belted up…” As the captain’s voice droned on mechanically, June’s heart sank. Murmurs erupted as each passenger…

THE BOY AT THE SHED

Theo felt his wife’s hand rest on his shoulder as she dropped a cup of coffee on his working table. Elizabeth smelled of vanilla today, he liked it. He also noticed her movement was hesitant, something was bothering her. “What’s the matter?” When Theo heard Elizabeth sit and sigh heavily, he braced himself for whatever was…

Beguiled: an Adam & Eve Retelling

In Eden…  Among the lush landscape and carefree animals lurked a dark being. Like a hawk, he watched and waited, careful not to make a mess of his second plan.  As his sharp eyes scanned the garden, he caught sight of the object of his search. Coiled on a tree, was the serpent. It’s silver…

The Escape

It always starts with a decision. Whether something turns out good or bad, choices are always involved. If Sandra knew what lay ahead, she would have chased Mark out of her life with a flaming koboko. But she wasn’t psychic, she didn’t know the festival would lead to something so…traumatic. (This story is based on…