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I’m tired. They will just be treating somebody like a slave. Every day, Enimofe this, Mofe, that. Wash plates. Clean the floor. Sweep. Mop. Mtchew! (Hissing). 2,310 more words


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Thursday Thoughts 2.4.15

Did you know that magpies are obsessed with blue colour? They steal every blue thing they can to woo their lovers?

Sharmishtha Basu

Enough (To Be Edited)

I found her beneath the bed, curled up amongst a probably day old mess of crushed cigarette butts and spilled anti depressants. The grayish carpet beneath her wrist was stained by the crimson that flowed from her veins. 426 more words


Unkind Words -- a Fable for Fools

The thing I am about to tell you might have happened once upon a time. It could have been last week.  It makes no difference, the truth is truth no matter when it happens. 1,137 more words


"I found my elderly neighbour unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing…" - Jodie, 48 years old.

Sitting by my side in her jeans and t-shirt Jodie is dressed like every other causal mum on her day off. But she is not like other mums, and this is why. 792 more words


100% Not a Joke

On a day like today, 18 years ago, doctors told my mom that she was four months pregnant.

She realized that three months had come and gone and her period was nowhere to be seen. 227 more words



Smith hangs up cell phone
Drives onto the interstate
And heads out of town