Photo source: Games and Play "Lock up your legs likkle girl." "But how mi go play jacks wid mi legs together?" "Decent girl no sit down so." "But why?" "Chruups! But you ever see any crosses like this though eenh? Mi mother woulda roll inna her grave!" "But why Mammy?" "But what a pickney out … Continue reading A Decent Girl Pickney
"Marble today," announced Kirk. "We play marble yesterday," Mitzy protested. "Mek we play dandy shandy." "Sun too hot fi run up and down," he said. "Dandy shandy." Mitzy held her ground. "Marble." Mitzy drew a line in the dirt. "All who want marble over yah so. All who want dandy shandy over deh so." … Continue reading Lines Drawn
She knew something was wrong the minute she started the climb the steep hill that led to Ma Enid's house. It was too quiet.
The sun bearing down on the aluminium roof, was tempered only by the breeze that came from the sea. Eleven year old Mitzy, tired of playing with the cloth dolly, arranged seashells to form a paisley pattern. She heard her mother groan and shift her weight on the creaking bed. "Mitzy oh!" "Yes Mama!" "Bring … Continue reading The Wait
A smile tugged at the corners of Chang's lips, tentative, trembling at first. Then slowly, gaining confidence, it spread from corner to corner, separated his lips then his teeth and releasing a chuckle that morphed into a wild, manic laugh that wracked his body. It's happened, he thought. She's gone. I'm free. Some wayward spit … Continue reading Chang Reacts to Lizza’s departure
Rum. That's what the last month had been like. A distillation of every emotion she'd ever experienced and some that she didn't even know existed. Ralph excited her, maddened her, calmed her. Her world spun with him in it, like a carousel going full speed, time whizzing by, a kaleidoscope of colour. One morning, they stopped … Continue reading Little Red Ridinghood – Revisted
"I thought I'd find you here," Carol said
"You shouldn't have come." Burt answered.