Hollywood heart

On January 27 we hosted a special Story-share event at Smith’s Alternative, themed around ‘new beginnings’. Below is a transcript of the talk shared by Sarah Mason. Hollywood Heart I was born into an artist’s house, where naked women languished on theRead more…

I love my Ugali

When raiders attacked our village one night in 1982, my mother gathered up my three siblings and me and fled. She left the food she was about to serve still in the cooking pot over the fire place. I wasRead more…

Jetty

I watch my duvet cover billow and plop in the dryer, folding its talcy white self in and out like a big old cumulus cloud lost in a thunderstorm. My shorts buttons are up and my halter bikini is tiedRead more…

Flowers

The day Jill asked me to be her bridesmaid was the same day I prayed for flowers. I had asked that morning – softly, in my loneliness. Jill came home late. Someone has left flowers for you on the landing.Read more…