The Touch

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Love Poured Out

It hurts so much. The feeling is so uncomfortable. A tear rolls down my right cheek slowly. I quickly brush it away with my right shoulder. I bend down more intently over the wash basin. I cannot start feeling sorry for myself again. I do not want to wallow in despair anymore. Or at least it is too early for that. Besides, today looks brighter than the previous days. A lazy smile turns the corners of my lips up. I have an appointment in the next town with a man who people say, is the best physician. I hurriedly lather the last bit of clothing left to be washed. The sun is out early today and I cannot afford to be late for the meeting. Today’s washing is keeping too long but then, the clothes need extra effort than usual to get them clean. They are so stained the water…

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Check yourself

Sharing.. It’s an interesting place. Shortly after you get there, they tell you to take off your clothes, they give you something more “appropriate” to wear and show you to a private room where they ask you to lay down on the bed and wait. Sometimes there is music and sometimes there is not. The... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Fabrics….made by God

There were 97 souls in the room this morning.. quite an achievement for this old-previously cantenkerous man... now a Reverend.... who decided to create a whole new generation... by changing his name... Fleming-El Paso was the new surname and he insisted all his 6 daughters keep their maiden names. He cared less if it would... Continue Reading →

Twenty four

Ep02: Tom and Jerry. 9:01pm She trembled and she wasn’t sure if it was the call she had just received or the note she had just read. She raced to her car and zoomed off…. Crime scene investigators had cordoned off a mile radius perimeter after evacuating all the neighbours. Fire fighters had managed to... Continue Reading →

Twenty four

An angry man takes a whole nation on an unforgettable ride…. It all comes down in twenty four hours.   Ep01: Breaking news; 8:01pm The Prime Minister’s cleared his throat and his voice trembled slightly. Many feared the worst had finally come. It had been rumoured that their President was in the US seeking help... Continue Reading →

Cupid’s therapy

David slammed a fist into his pillow and dug his face into his pillow as he grunted. He had been trying to sleep for well over two hours now. The adrenaline in his system refused every chemical pathway aimed at its metabolism and consequently its potency. His heart was still beating faster than normal. He... Continue Reading →


NUMERO UNO '1917.. I sat down on my porch, rocking in my chair, looking at some kids in the neighbourhood play in the street. It's been long since I received a letter from my son who was carried off to fight the soviets... I always wondered what they meant by they needed more men... and... Continue Reading →

Season of four stories; Numero cuatro

It was a beautiful Saturday morning…. 10am to be precise. The Amazing Grace Temple was filled with friends and family of Kwaku and Elorm. They were there to witness this well anticipated ceremony. Kwaku was looking resplendent in his navy blue suit and matching kente bow tie. His best man, Ato, was laughing heartily with... Continue Reading →

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