'Increase your profile. Build your brand. It's the only way to market,' says the woman on stage. I roll my eyes and slump in my seat. My hands are crossed over my chest. My friend, Rose, who brought me here is next to me, lapping up every word, her glasses pinching her nose. She's even… Continue reading To the promised land
The tenebrous figure behind her, to her left, brought a chill to her bones. She quickened her pace, keys held tightly in her fist as she hurried through the dark streets towards home. 'Excuse me,' a voice from behind called. Her heart jumped into her throat. This was it. She would be headline news tomorrow.… Continue reading Friend or Foe?
I walk through the darkness in search of...a shape? Person? Dream? I am close. I reach out. It disappears, elusive. A voice calls my name. I turn, but the inky black prevents me from seeing. The voice calls again. Do I recognise the timbre? Should I? I close my eyes. I see brightness reflecting on… Continue reading Trust in the dark
Maria was sunning herself in Fiji by the time the news reached her. She was reclining on a poolside lounge, her skin glistening with sunscreen. The scent of coconut wafted from her pores. Next to her, on a small round table, was her cocktail. The faint doof-doof of the base line from someone's music played… Continue reading Poolside news