Sarah’s box, that was not an old stinky shoe.

The box was purple, with silver trimmings and had a big dome shaped button on its lid. Sarah had never seen a box quite like it, and every impulse in her body told her to pick it up. She found the box, two blocks from her home on the way to school. It was actually…

Back to the…Work

Going back to work, as a first time mom, after four months of maternity leave; is like stepping into a new dimension. Everything is exactly as you left it, and yet everything is just different. You spend (half of) your first few days chasing your tail, trying to make sense of how everyone and everything…

Changing Fates

She opened the gold encrusted envelop and her fingers tingled with anticipation. She had a mission, her fate, her goals, her personality, her life would all be shaped by what lay within the envelope from God. Alia, wanted to treasure this moment and she tried to savour everything that surrounded her, from the tingly feeling…

Finding Flow: Flow and Engagement

  Time is our greatest asset and no matter who we are or what we do, we all have a limited amount of it. To really be making use of the time that we do have available, we need to be present in all aspects of our life, without wasting time or potential. In essence…

Anna

One of her first memories, whether based on fact or on a little girl’s imagination, was looking out between bars and seeing her parents approach her cage. Her heart ached to go home with them, but she knew from repeated disappointments that she should just keep her head down until they had moved on. As…

Forsaken Reality (Part 7)

On the way over to Linda’s, Mercedes felt like a young girl again, she could not remember the last time that she had felt so much excitement. Honestly, she couldn’t remember the last time she felt any excitement at all. She knocked on Linda’s door at 5:20; and Linda came to the door in a towel….

Forsaken Reality (Part 6)

Mercedes sat looking out of the window, she was not looking at anything outside but her gaze fell instead onto the perspiration that gathered and slid down onto the sill. She had so much on her mind William, her business, but most of all she was thinking of Lucas. She saw his face, and heard…

The Gift

As I held you both in my hands, blood soaked clothes clinging to my body, I vowed that we would meet again one day. The overturned car stood a few meters away from us, and as it finally exploded in an ear bursting flame, tears fell down my scratched cheeks, you had both left me….

Forsaken Reality (Part 5)

When Mercedes got back to the hotel, she was relieved to discover that William had not yet arrived, no sooner had the thought crossed her mind, did she hear Williams drunken footsteps coming up the passage. Mercedes hastily took off her dress, and got into bed. When William walked in she pretended to be fast asleep….

Forsaken Reality (Part 4)

As Mercedes stepped into the taxi, the door on the other side swung open, and Lucas appeared. “Do you mind if I share this cab with you?” “Uhm… Not at all, get in.” Lucas’s knee brushed against Mercedes thigh as he got into the cab, and the warmth that emanated through their bodies was blinding….

Forsaken Reality (Part 3)

Mercedes went back to her room, she hung up her dress, and flopped onto her bed. She had a lot to do if she was to go through her with her plan tonight. There was no other way, something had snapped in her, and she knew that she could not go on with her life…

Forsaken Reality (Part 2)

Mercedes walked to the shower and soon the steam of the hot water engulfed her bruised body, she scrubbed herself until her body glowed red, and then just allowed the water to run over her. Mercedes allowed the water to wash over her until it turned cold, the sudden change in temperature made her shudder,…