AtoZ: Z is for Zen

To my beloved son on his 12th Birthday 12 years ago you came. A small sweet thief of our hearts. You turned our world around and remade it in your own image. With eyes of wisdom and wonder. With a laugh that shakes the foundation of the universe. A son. A brother. A young man. […]

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AtoZ: X is for XXX

  “Hello, darling” Lean in. “Mwah!” Or is it… “Mwah Mwah!” Or is it… “Mwah! Mwah! Mwah!” Is it right cheek first or left? Right, left, right. Left, right, left. Air kissing has its own rules and guidelines and I’m damned if I can figure them out. However, we have to do it, I’d rather […]

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AtoZ: W is for Who?

  Jaunty ringtone. “Mom. Your phone is ringing.” “No caller ID.” “Just answer the phone!” “Hello.” “Hello, is that Victoria?” “Yes.” “Hi, your good friend Judith (not her real name) would like to try our range of incredible cosmetics.” “Who?” “Judith.” “WTF?” “Judith.” “I don’t know a Judith.” Actually, I do. I once upon a […]

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AtoZ: V is for Victoria

I was a bit stumped for V today, until my esteemed colleague pointed out that my name began with V. In the spirit of such narcissism I tried to find adjectives that matched the letters in my name to my personality. It was a hard call between crazy and creative, talkative and tenacious. All in […]

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AtoZ: U is for Unbuttoned

The rays of morning sunlight filtered through my dreams. I stretched a long lazy feline stretch and slowly rolled over careful not to disturb the peacefully slumbering orange cat. I looked over at the bright led light of the clock and then my heart stopped. It was 08:30. 08:30! Never is all history has a […]

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AtoZ: T is for Taunina

Teddy bears have a special place in my heart. Perhaps because I grew up on a diet of Winnie the Pooh, Rupert the Bear and Paddington. My cousin Timothy had a bear I coveted as only a child can covet, it was an all encompassing desire to own a threadbare, jointed antique teddy bear. I […]

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AtoZ: Q is for Quadrophonic

“Hi, Vix. How’d your kids like to be a music video?” “What for?” “We’re making the Jo’burg verison of Pharrell’s Happy music video.” And that’s how it started. So, on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon I assembled the troops and went deep into suburbia. It was a nice street with Jacaranda trees forming a […]

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AtoZ: P is for Persiflage

Did you there is actually a word for dirty old men? There is. It’s pornogenerian. Isn’t that a fabulous word? He’s such a pornogenerian. And a pornocracy is a government by harlots. I live in a different of ocracy altogether. I live in a paedocracy – government by children, both in my home and the […]

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AtoZ: O is for Ogre Under the Bed

Flash Fiction Challenge: A desperate man comes up with a unique way to make some extra cash. “Hey dude! It’s Grant, where you at?” “Can’t talk now, I’m in a closet.” “In the closet? Man, you want to tell me something?” “Not the closet, a closet.” BOOM. WHACK. BANG. WHIMPER. “WTF man? You okay?” “Fine. […]

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