Musings, Random, Societal

Why

“I do not know that I want to have children.” I will always remember the look on his face when I said this to him, that first day we met- part awe, part...something. Something being a mix of crestfallen (because, otherwise, you’re perfect), and wary (because, what horror stories does this one have that she… Continue reading Why

Guest, Societal

This Is Me

Happy Holidays people! I would apologise for not writing in a while but seeing as I don't plan on writing anytime soon (its Christmas yo!) I won't. I do have a couple of posts lined up (some from guests, others from my archives) so I'll be putting them up from time to time. Meanwhile, you… Continue reading This Is Me

Societal, Stories, The Single Story

The Single Story: Friday, 29th July

Hey People. Good weekend I'm sure? The second installment in the Single Story series is finally here (took me long enough, I know!). If you don’t know about the series, read the intro hereThe Single Story (Intro) and the first installment here The Single Story: My Name Is Asad Also I’ve recently found myself dabbling… Continue reading The Single Story: Friday, 29th July

Societal, Stories

Long Goodbye

"I love you." We are snuggled on the couch in my living room. My favourite love songs collection is playing on the stereo and he is whispering sweet nothings in my ear in between songs. These are my favorite moments: when we sit and just be. I smile. "That's kind." I feel his smile. I… Continue reading Long Goodbye

Societal, Stories

Ayomikun

Based on a true story. Sade could not sit still. She just could not. She had a good feeling about this one. This was it; she was finally pregnant. Her hitherto punctual, albeit annoying, period was late by two weeks. Earlier in the day, she had driven into the pharmacy on her way home from… Continue reading Ayomikun

Societal, Stories

Children Obey Your Parents.

Hey guys. The second installment in the Single Story Series is coming up pretty soon. Click The Single Story: My Name is Asad to read the first one and The Single Story (Intro) to read the introduction of the series. The story below is not a true story but it is based on a true… Continue reading Children Obey Your Parents.

Series, Societal, Stories, The Single Story

The Single Story: My Name is Asad

I am excited. But I am sad too. I am excited and sad. Today, Mama, Amina, Ayana and I make the journey out of this place. Amina and Ayana are my sisters. Amina is six and Ayana is three. I like Ayana more than I like Amina. Amina doesn’t respect me but Ayanna does. Like… Continue reading The Single Story: My Name is Asad