Lose Me

You should pay attention more. Because if you did, you’d notice what’s happening here. You’d see how my skin crawls when you touch me. I bet you haven’t noticed my mm-hmm’s when you’re busy fabricating a lie. I’m agreeing with you. Right. I get insulted that your lies are so blatant. You don’t lie well. You don’t give me your […]

Don’t Call Me A Single Mother

Mine is the typical story of a failed marriage. You think you have it figured out. You also think he has you figured out. So decidedly, you take a chance on each other. And they call you a married woman. Years into your marriage, you have children with him. They still call you a married woman. They also call you […]

I Want You

I have a good mind to strut in here and pretend that this is not a brand new year. I could go ahead and narrate a story I was told recently, try to make it the best read you’ve come across so far this year, yet, and hope that I succeed. I could choose to pretend that this year doesn’t […]

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 Will Hurt You

In a few minutes, you will walk through that door. It is a beautiful night. You are a beautiful lady. We’ve been talking for days. Sending messages back and forth – text, WhatsApp, Facebook. We’ve met casually a couple of times in our daily life. Had a few conversations. Today, I am delighted that you agreed to come on a […]

Ending The Pregnancy

“I am pregnant”. I watch you mouth the words. You are pregnant. Pregnant. For a few seconds, this word does not make sense to me. It sounds foreign. Greek? Pregnant? I don’t recognize it, nor understand what it means. I am not sure I have heard it before. Have I? I mouth the word myself. To taste its flavour upon […]

When Love Left

Chances, if you are married, are that one day you will sit in a courtroom next to your lawyer – who will possibly be a man. Across from you, facing you, eyes unwavering, gaze steely, will sit a man you will wish to have never met, with his lawyer – possibly a lady. You will try to rival the man’s […]

Let It Hurt

You are a human being. What this means? You are made of flesh, bone and blood. All these are secured underneath a layer of skin. The blood ensures that oxygen is transported to your heart (you remember biology, don’t you?) Your heart therefore keeps beating. You are able to function. You breathe. You are alive. Imagine if you were to […]