I Welcomed 2017 in a Coma

Some time ago, I wrote a post about 5 reasons why everyone needs to be in a coma at least once in their lives. As fate would have it, I experienced the very thing I had advocated. The family had gone to visit close family friends in Witbank and spend the afternoon braaing, eating and…

Where to Submit in July by Entropy–the list of all lists!

Originally posted on Trish Hopkinson:
Entropy is a “website featuring literary & non-literary content. A website that seeks to engage with the literary community, that becomes its own community, and creates a space for literary & non-literary ideas.” In June they posted an article on where to submit in June and July. Click here to read the complete article. Most…

23 reasons why it sucks to be single in your 20s

“Oh no!” You groan. “Another distraught, lonely, bitter female with nothing better to do than to complain to the injustices a male dominated society has imposed on her.” In the words of Sweet Brown, “ain’t nobody got time for that! ” Far from it. If anything, I’m the next best thing after Twitter, sans nudes,…

Why I am not Charlie

Originally posted on a paper bird:
There is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo yesterday. Some people published some cartoons, and some other people killed them for it.  Words and pictures can be beautiful or vile, pleasing or enraging, inspiring or offensive; but they exist on a different plane from physical violence, whether you want to call…

Lessons learnt in 2014

People say that when many boys are born in a year it means war, but when there are many girls born, then it means peace, so I hope 2015 will be kind to me. I can say, without any regrets, that 2014 was probably the worst year of my life. For countless reasons but mostly…

UPSET

You probably saw exaggerated things. You probably said exaggerated truths. You probably sensed exciting things. You probably saw exhaling things. The truth of the matter is you saw nothing. You only saw what you perceived to be true. What you perceived to be me. What you perceived to make me. But you were wrong. In…

When Pride serves a cause greater than itself

In an age when personal rights and freedom have had more leverage than ever before, comes a movie filled with hope, laughter and perseverance. Pride chronicles the true story of gays and lesbians who helped raise money for striking miners’ families. Captured during the summer of 1984, this movie beautifully captures the tenacity of the…

Robert Downey Jr is ‘The Judge’

This has been a relatively good few years for Robert Downey Jr. who has fortunately landed epic roles like Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes and Due Date. October 10 brings the opening of a crime drama revolving around a well to do lawyer, played by Downey Jr. who returns home to discover rhe truth of a…

Water balloons

When was the last time you were completely silly? I mean, when you did something childish but fun? Something you hadn’t done in a long time? When you threw all caution to the wind and just lived? I’m thinking playing snakes and ladders or hopscotch. How about hoola hooping with multicoloured hoops, on your neck,…

When it rains, it pours

Sometimes when it rains it pours. This is a famous English proverb alluding to the fact that when things go bad, they can be worse than bad. They can be so bad you want to give up on life and just not be. It can get so bad that you feel like the world must…

Two wrongs never make a right

So there has been much speculation about the nature of Rihanna and Drake’s relationship. Some say they are together, others say not, and still others say they are but they’re not. The only ones who know the truth are Rihanna, Drake and God. And possibly a friend or two. Rihanna is at the prime of…

Morning Madness

Cring! Cring! Cring! Cring! Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! “Ag, do I have to?!” “We’re late!” “Hurry up, won’t you?” “Where’s my bag?” “Where’s my wallet?” These are common phrases we are used to hearing in the morning. The morning rush. Left and right there is activity, Right from when the mother’s eyelids flutter open To…