Broken Nail

A thick line of blood draws itself up upon the darkly shaded ashy toenail. Anita holds her foot against her chest, not wanting to touch the broken piece of her toenail. She looks at the floor, next to the bed where blood has dripped and dropped, all over the wooden furnished floor of her apartment….

Unemployment??

This is the first of our Voices Season. Over the rest of the season, we will hear voices, of people who have felt compelled to speak out, because they know the value that it brings, not only to themselves, but for others. Regina talks about unemployment in Kenya, and what can be done to help…

Sticks & Bones

A boy, skinny and weak, walked up to Sire. The sun, as unrelenting as always, showered its heat on the boy, overwhelming each step that the boy made towards him; his legs, seemingly being sucked of their energy at each twist of the leg joints. The boy looked so brittle, and walking looked like he…

Breathe

Lisa raised her toes lightly, one after the other, as she seemed to move closer and closer towards the bathroom door. She wanted to hear what was going on with Rick inside the bathroom. She slithered closer and closer to the bathroom door, and got close enough to touch the fine white finish of the…

No Know

“Hello…” Wiko started, stifling a chuckle as he held the phone onto his ear. It was too big for him so he had to place one hand under the phone so that he did hot drop it. He looked at Benja who was biting his fingers in anxiety. They both waited for a voice to…

Friction

Joe could feel as his teeth clenched together, his eyelids rolled close to shutting themselves as the little grain of pink formed around his nose. Joe twisted and turned, trying not to let it slip loose, until the only thing he could hear was his heartbeat. He had tried it several times before bur his…

VibeRations

vi·brate ˈ/vīˌbrāt/ verb move or cause to move continuously and rapidly to and fro.   Nobody knows where I am when I am not here. I sometimes go to the backyard of Lily’s place, where the view of the sun is more yellowish. Not so orange and not so white. It is as if the…

Myopia

Big, fluffy, fleshy banana leaves gave way for Pato as he pierced through the garden with his bare feet. His shorts were not long enough to keep out the blackjacks from pocking his leg as he galloped up and down the dead broken branches on the earth. He clasped his hand like a ball because…

How to Fall

There are plenty of reasons why one may choose to divulge in Kush. To forget. To remember. To forget what you have just remembered. To remember what you have just forgotten. To dare. To dream. To express oneself or to simply be. But mostly to forget, because we have to get rid of that which…

Infidels

She is the type who likes to take it slow. She wants to look at you first. Look at you in the eye, and into your soul. By looking back at her, you tell her that you are ready, ready to take her whole, not all in one bite, but slowly, so that she will…