What If You Loved Me?

That night. You don’t know about that night. The events preceding that night, you don’t know either. And yet, even in ignorance, you won’t love me. Why? You think you know everything there is to know about the material night. It was material because that night is the only reason, apparently, that we are together today, in this thing that […]

A Sponsor For My Husband (Part II)

“Sixteen years.” That is the response I gave to Betty when she asked how long I’d been married. Do you know what Betty said when I gave her that number? “Dear God!” Not, “Congratulations!” Or, “That’s great.” Or, “What’s the secret?”. No. “Dear God!” For the first time in my married life, I came face to face with someone who […]

A Sponsor For My Husband (Part I)

You’ll always know if he’s cheating on you, won’t you? I did when he started stepping out on our marriage. I knew it even without having to hire a detective to unearth his infidelity. I did not have to go through his phone, his Facebook messages, Twitter DMs or WhatsApp – not social media please, no. I did not learn […]

I Cheated On You

Tonight, a man and a woman are holding a rendezvous in one of the hotels in the city. If you happen to intrude on them, maybe get your hands on their room keys, happen to open the door noiselessly, if you’re careful to step into the room on tiptoe, careful not to make a sound or tip the tray of […]