Ah! Mariam’s aunty is a wonder. She has been my neighbour for years and sah, mah, her name is aunty Mariam… The aunty is pronounced on a low tone something different from the normal aunty something closer to “hanteay” . I trust you understand. Anyway back to my story… Mariam’s aunty is a terrific cook,.


A sealed lip is a ruined destiny. As leaves fall, tears fall too stories untold in the belly stay. It was a very beautiful morning. The sun rose at exactly 7:00am, the birds whistled and the red roses glowed in their morning bloom. My mother glowed too. She has been acting all sweet and happy.


Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that.


 “you would be fine, see I know it is hard for you to bear the losses but you are not alone…” the viice trailed off. “but mama, you never let me go anywhere” I stamped my feet in anger. “that’s because I have a lot to worry about and I cannot add your whereabouts” my.


“For goodness sake what age do you live in?” I could recall Tayo asking me that night. That night when it seemed like everything went to sleep including my conscience. I was brought up in a church, I was adopted by the Pastor and his wife, “Iya yard” some years ago and my life was.

I See Red

“Go to your room!” my mother cried admist her pain as my drunk father hit her blindly with his belt. It was an order but I couldn’t move. I used to stay in my room every other night as papa battered away but not tonight. Not anymore. Ever since the miscarriage, not any more. I.

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