as the moon

By Ashley Makue/ @AfroFiend There was always something curious about her. She was both a tempting night and its secretive moon. She was born before her time, in foggy winter. Her mother’s nipples itched with the bitter cold and a lurid anticipation. She was the first born of her seventeen-year-old mother and the second child of […]
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A Wilderness: pt III

By Dzivaramazwi/ @dzivaramazwi Read Part I and Part II of this story. ‘I always knew you’d end up with a man,’ says Babe, pointing the end of the cigarette in her hand at Fay. ‘Babe, you’re being so insensitive right now. Shush.’ ‘Whaaat? I’m just saying, you’re weak Fay, you’ve always been weak. Can’t stand […]
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A Wilderness: pt I

By Dzivaramazwi/ @dzivaramazwi At night she dreams of chickens, asphyxiating, flapping their wings in feeble attempts to fly away and squawking, their eyes rolled so far back only the whites seem to show. She wakes up from these panting, shouting, running and her husband always draws her in, trapping her in a different kind of […]
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