The Other World In Between

I imagined he would have a face like an angel’s. I thought it would be like looking into a mirror, and seeing my whole self, projected into another human being. I had all these ideas and dreams. I imagined holding your hands, walking down the street, maybe eating an ice cream or perhaps sharing a … Continue reading The Other World In Between

Lost in Hue: The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu, Ep 3 (Hidden Lives of Wives)

My wife Tamara had a side of her that I knew nothing about up until the afternoon when I took lunch to her work and found out she had quit two weeks before. I knew most of the blame was on me because I hadn’t been paying attention to the details, little things that I … Continue reading Lost in Hue: The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu, Ep 3 (Hidden Lives of Wives)

Lost in Hue: The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu Ep 2 (Stalker)

I rubbed the slumber out of my eyes: that I was able to do that alone came as a bit of a shock. The last thing I could remember was being put to bed with a chloroform pacifier. I expected to wake up in handcuffs, maybe with a video camera too in front of me … Continue reading Lost in Hue: The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu Ep 2 (Stalker)

The Black Mountain

The mist was heavier than usual this morning. And it was extra cold. Most of the miners were gearing up, putting away their tankards of steaming hot tea and stuffing their mouths with as much bread as they could before they went underground. The open pit bunch were a bit more leisurely, rigging up their explosives … Continue reading The Black Mountain

Johnny Kitt Episode 14: Takedown

The sun streamed through the narrow blinds of Bella’s tiny room. It was still weak and cast pink and golden rays around the room. The sunrise, however, did not find Johnny and his companions sleeping. Johnny was pacing nervously around the small room, whilst Bela was curled up in a corner, chewing thoughtfully on her … Continue reading Johnny Kitt Episode 14: Takedown

Lost in Hue: The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. For the three years that I had been married, I hadn’t visited my wife’s workplace even once, even though it was just fifteen minutes’ drive from Rhodes Park where I worked to the office block next to East Park Mall on Thabo Mbeki Road where she spent most … Continue reading Lost in Hue: The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu

Johnny Kitt Episode 13: Defeat

“Well, isn’t this adorable?” Matthias said cynically. “Big brother comes to save the day.” Johnny narrowed his eyes. “The game is up,” he said icily. Matthias laughed hollowly, “I should be saying that to you.” Before Johnny could ask what Matthias meant, Madge sidled up to him and wrapped her arms around him. “Hey,” Matthias … Continue reading Johnny Kitt Episode 13: Defeat

Johnny Kitt Episode 12: Hello, Matthias.

“Madge, get out the car,” Johnny said patiently as he shifted himself behind boxes of explosives and other apparel. “But I wanna come with you guys,” she whined, stamping her foot on the ground impatiently. Johnny climbed out the car, causing boxes to tumble to the ground, much to Takondwa’s annoyance. He stepped over them … Continue reading Johnny Kitt Episode 12: Hello, Matthias.

Johnny Kitt Episode 11: Academia Must Fall

Everyone rushed to Madge’s side. Johnny tried to push past the other three, but each of the three was blocking him. “I need to get to her, this is my fault. This is all my fault,” Johnny sighed, on the verge of tears. “Look,” Ngala said, “who are you, exactly?” Johnny sighed exasperatedly. “Her boyfriend, … Continue reading Johnny Kitt Episode 11: Academia Must Fall

Johnny Kitt Episode 10: Closer to the Beginning of the End

Academia was a wasteland, once so barren and full of lush life; but now it lay low, swathed in dust and baked by the sun. As usual, Madge drove the car and Johnny sat in the passenger seat, running her through his plan. “Can you tell me a little bit more about Academia?” Johnny said, … Continue reading Johnny Kitt Episode 10: Closer to the Beginning of the End