Author archive: Tatu Reginaldah

Creative writing
Lies that Bound
October 1, 2019
0
Lies that Bound
    They’d definitely be a time of regret, just that he didn’t think it would be that soon. He had dreaded this moment. He must have envisioned the pain he’d go through, the pain she’d go through and the pain the other guy would go through when the truth unfolds. But he went ahead […]
Creative writing
Missing, did she board?
August 29, 2019
2
Missing, did she board?
They are three. Two are seated on one side of the table. She is seated opposite us(the two and I). She is telling them about Rwanda! “Even their slums are so organized and clean. Cleaner than some European countries I’ve been to. And Kenya is shit. We need to style up and also our customer […]
Creative writing
Blended
July 9, 2019
0
Blended
On the day that she learned of it, Bella went to Kate’s house. She banged the door, yelled, and hit her walls. “How could you? You knew we had children. You knew he was married. What do you want from him? “ Kate stood there. Listening but not speaking; she didn’t know how to respond, […]
Creative writing
The Final
June 20, 2019
0
The Final
” It was either the job or the medication. I stopped the medication.” Nothing had ever been this final before. He felt empty. He didn’t want to cry. Men don’t cry. They suck it up then they sweat it. He wasn’t thinking; at least not about that. The hospital corridors were almost empty. There was […]
Creative writing
Married Twice, At Once.
May 30, 2019
2
Married Twice, At Once.
” I married a married woman.” Chris says as he looks at me. He puts out his Marlboro cigarette, uses his cool mint breath spray then moves closer. ” Sorry about that. I smoke sometimes. Easens my pressure, ” he says. “I don’t mind but be sure to light us a fire with the remaining […]
Brand story telling
It’s All a Man Needs
May 14, 2019
0
It’s All a Man Needs
There’s how she sleeps facing Timbuktu and when Jose touches her, she remains still and cold. She pretends to have slept eons ago even when she got in bed two minutes ago. She starts a rhythmic snow to keep you off. Jose wakes up and has no omelette for breakfast. No tea and not even […]
Brand story telling
The Big Eye
May 7, 2019
0
The Big Eye
You haven’t stolen your mothers items in her house. Have you? You can’t just steal carelessly in your mother’s house. If you plan to steal, you also have to remember to return everything in place. Including a fullstop or you are screwed. Mothers have eagle eyes you know. They know that that grain of salt […]
Creative writing
That 3rd Wife
April 30, 2019
0
That 3rd Wife
” I’m I ever getting re-married? I don’t think so. It’s not for everybody. I’ve done it and it’s quite something.” That is how Jim swore years back. I swear by avocados all the time then use them on my hair and face. Dang. Jim too. He had had two failed marriages. Besides, he was […]
Creative writing
How About Another Wife
April 23, 2019
0
How About Another Wife
The only thing Dave knew for certain, was that he wanted another wife. A new wife. He wanted to watch her take off her usual black bra. He wanted to touch her, run his hands through her kinky hair, feel her warmth and finish sentences for her. That was an easy one. The only thing […]
Creative writing
Ghost- She Kills
April 9, 2019
0
Ghost- She Kills
“Drug business is based on business, not gender. To be a female drug dealer or assasin, you need to be as ruthless as your male counterparts to survive.” She remembers staggering out of the lift, her shoes in her hands. He hands her a bathrobe and sets an alarm for 5.45am. They kiss goodnight. They […]