LOVE IS NOT A REAL THING

Abandonment. Loss. Emptiness. These are the words that I associate with love. In my thirty-three years of enduring life, the only thing I’ve learned about love is that it leaves. I’ve read many books and listened to talks about how one must allow oneself to taste love; to be vulnerable enough to let even the […]

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

There was only a pair of eyes at first. Only one voice. Dad’s. It has been a while since I dreamt of him. I was twelve when I last saw those two probing eyes in my sleep, the judgmental stare poking fun at me every time I shut my eyes. I never stopped hearing his […]

WOMAN, I AM NOT YOUR ENEMY

For weeks now, I have come across a recurring paradigm that insists that women hate one another. This school of thought and its students cannot express enough, how women are their own worst enemies, how we do everything to pull ourselves back, how we hate to see ourselves grow. Well, I think it is bullshit. […]

GUILTY PLEASURES

My hand trembles as I try to get the key into the padlock. For a second, I ignore my spineless fidgeting and hurriedly scan the unfamiliar neighbourhood where this compound stands, fear hovering over my shoulder and breathing down my neck as I do. It is serene; the street lights assuring illumination as night gradually […]