Running 2

Suddenly the calm night air was broken by the cry of a bloodhound. It seemed like the whole night stood still, I hear the quiver of the leaves, could practically taste the wind. Then I felt it, the quiver of the ground, as heavy boots stomped their way down the hill towards. The cry of the … Continue reading Running 2

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Running Part 1

I stumbled over a rock and cursed out loud. I immediately ducked down and tried to look for cover. Twilight had long settled over the small town but it wasn’t safe. It was never safe. Most of my day had been spent running away from the police and leaving far too much damage in my … Continue reading Running Part 1

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

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 The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu, Ep 3 (Hidden Lives of Wives)

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 even staring at a TV showing a man with … Continue reading 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

The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu Ep 1

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 a fifteen minutes’ drive from Rhodespark where I worked to her office block on Thabo Mbeki Road. All because of my busy schedule, of course. So … Continue reading The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu Ep 1

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.