Shakespeare win

In April this year, I had the great honour of winning second prize at a Shakespeare-themed writing competition. It was organised by the British Council in conjunction with a monthly writing group that I am part of, called Writing the City. Thanks to my friends who came to support me at the prize-giving ceremony, whichContinue reading “Shakespeare win”

The Death of A Chocolate Bar

Chocolate bars do not die an instantaneous death. They die a kind of slow, poetic death where after a part or a whole of their bodies fall off, they are left to burn in the sun, their flesh turning from solid to liquid. When flesh hits concrete, molecules react. Melanin is produced, energy is diffused,Continue reading “The Death of A Chocolate Bar”

Speed Writing 1,000 words

Speed writing, speed writing my thoughts. Where is the intimacy of my typewriter with me? I feel the cramped and claustrophobic keys of my iPad mini. Sat here on a Saturday long weekend bank holiday with my head hung low and my freshly washed hair overlooking the floor to ceiling window at Popeyes Louisana KitchenContinue reading “Speed Writing 1,000 words”

He Looks Like A Transformer

There, don’t you see him? That’s his eye, his right eye. It’s gleaming in the daytime, reflecting the sunshine from outside. He looks like a serpent. His nose is buttoned up, his nostrils kept under control from flaring. The metal grids on his lower cheek substitute for his scales. He’s touching the curb. Maybe whenContinue reading “He Looks Like A Transformer”

Pinny Bear and the Giant Strawberry

Once upon a time, there was a cute little bear. She was beige in her entirety, except for a very cute brown nose and two curious brown eyes.  Her name was Pinny Bear, and she was born to a pair of Bear parents who lived in a tiny house in Green Ville. She was calledContinue reading “Pinny Bear and the Giant Strawberry”