Pause

One night, about a month ago, I could not sleep. It was those nights where everything I tried to do to send me to sleep was not working. Not late night TV watching, not Valium, not medication of the organic kind, nothing. […]

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Enough

I have a couple of friends who are entrepreneurs. They run businesses that are in different sectors. From fast moving consumer goods, to selling thrifted clothing, to cleaning detergents, to body lotion, to hair products, to providing interior design services and even […]

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Pointless

I remember one of my childhood neighbors. I remember him because he was a bully. I remember him because once, my mum found him sleeping at our gate; apparently he had slept there the whole night. I remember him because his mother […]

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The Fence

I typically catch up with podcasts on Sunday mornings as I make a late breakfast. It has been a task finding podcasts that I like but I have found at least two that have me hooked. One is by a local content […]

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Blood

I was today years old when I learnt this phrase in full. The blood of my covenant is thicker than the water of the womb. Also only just learnt that it is from a Bible verse. Please don’t ask me which specific […]

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SuperWoman

Wednesday of every week is when we are supposed to have a new piece up for your reading pleasure. That is what we have planned as the LeloSpeaks team. Wednesday. Today is not Wednesday. Evidently, this week that plan failed. I must […]

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Shamra Shamra (Part 4)

The food wasn’t half bad. Honestly, it was pretty good. Given that she had planned to hibernate over the weekend she had stocked up her pantry. And he had whipped up a pretty good breakfast. She was intentionally quiet and if he […]

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Shamra Shamra (Part 3)

River sat on her toilet, head buried in her hands, eyes closed, head swarming with questions. How much time does she have before taking a morning-after pill becomes ineffective? Should she take a shower and head to the pharmacy? Shall she leave […]

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Shamra shamra (Part 2)

River unpacked the grocery bags her friend had brought and placed them on the kitchen counter – whiskey, gin, beer, nachos, more beer, another bottle of whiskey and a couple of tonics. She knew her friend, Janice, was still irritated by the […]

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Shamra shamra!

Today Morning Her head was pounding. Last night’s decisions were not the wisest. She willed her eyes open and instantly regretted it. Despite her room being in darkness, she had underestimated the effort it would take to keep them open. The pounding […]

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