Archive for February, 2007

Anger

I can’t remember what P said to me. I couldn’t even remember what it had been a day later. That said, whatever it was was enough to set me off. My blood boiled. He knew that look. He knew I got angry very easily. He was bigger than I was and would have given me […]

Why, why, why?

What is the meaning of life? Why do I suddenly feel so empty? Why do I feel there isn’t any point? Why, why, why?

Overture

I had walked into my friend’s room to get a haircut from his roommate. ‘Hi sexy!’ someone called out. I looked up to see who it was. It was a girl, pretty and with this haute look from under the hat she had drawn down over one eye. I’ve always believed gender doesn’t matter when […]

Gourmand

Noun gourmand (plural gourmands) a person given to excess in the consumption of food and drink. A greedy or ravenous eater; a glutton. I’ve been gaining a lot of weight in the past few months and I was beginning to wonder if it had anything to do with my drinking hot chocolate and eating bread […]

From the past

‘Kai!’ the Fulani herdsman exclaimed at something he had been thinking about. He stuck his tongue between his teeth and ejected a straight stream of saliva. It landed some distance away. He was standing on one leg, his thin wiry and weatherbeaten frame looking fragile against the backdrop of blue sky and green savanna grass. […]

The Law of the Dollar

There shall always be a minimum of one dollar in coins in my possession at any given time I know this sounds silly but I sat down yesterday during my weekly madness analysis. I hadn’t eaten all day and I did something I usually do: fish around in my shirt and jeans pockets, my coat, […]