Month: September 2013

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Daddy Issues

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: 'Don't go daddy, please stay with me.' She sobbed. 'You can always come to see me baby girl, my house is yours.' 'But I want you to stay here with mummy. I want to live with both of you.' Their eyes met at the top of Abigail's head. Her mother knelt down and held her as […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Waiting

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: It's been three months since I last saw you but it feels longer. The days roll over side by side and lose themselves in sums of numbers, hours, minutes. I keep telling myself I should not count the time spent apart from you but I can't help it. Every bone in my body believes it should […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

My heart turns to Stardust

By Edger Kasunsu, Uganda: Velocity of the wind high, Black clouds above me static, Photons from the stars dark, And my heart turns to stardust As I see her with another star. We used to make love Underneath quiet tree branches, Beneath the clouds at night, But she defied nature's gravity And ran away with a star. Protons shift in […]

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