Nkani: All That Glitters 9- Love is a Minefield

We all love love.. But can we save it if it’s drowning?

Dear Black Men – Truth?

Hello. So I decided to have a random post on The Dear Black Men series. I would love to know your views on this situation… Comment section is always open. 😁 “Have I ever told you I love your scar?” “Why do you love it?” I ask. His thumb traces the ugly bit of raised…

Nkani: All That Glitters 7 – It’s the Simple Things

My phone rings and I sigh in irritation. How many times does one have to call before they realise I’m not available? Gosh. This is nonsense. The loud tone goes on. Why can’t I get what I want? Nothing is going right today. It’s one thing after another. I just want out of the day…

Nkani: All That Glitters 6- Everything in Plain Sight

Shit. Shit. Shit. Shit. Shit. Why the hell did I wear heels in the first place? Why do employers always want women to wear heels. These things hurt. Ankles strained from awkward angles of the back of my foot to my toes. Bad enough we can barely run in them. If a war starts the…

Nkani: All That Glitters 5- I Know What You Did Last Night

11th January 2016 One eye open. White walls. Hanging chandeliers on the futherst wall. I need to get up but gosh the bed I’m on is so warm… Speaking to me… Caressing me… . Speaking of caressing, I feel something on my back. I reluctantly prye open my eyes, I smile and slowly turn over…

Nkani: All That Glitters 4- Gold Rings and Other Fingers

Hi. Hello. Chapter 4 is here. So I got the artwork for the Nkani: All That Glitters. What do you guys think about it. @illustratorbae did this beauty for Nkani. So amazed. He has so much artwork on his page, follow him here. You can read chapter 3 here So back to chapter 4, I…

Nkani: All That Glitters 3- Heart Breaking, Soul Searching

Tick tock… Tick tock. It’s hours later when it hits me. Mutale would have come by to visit me right at this time on a Saturday. I look at the wall clock watching the time tick away. Eighteen forty-five. Why am I looking at this clock counting seconds? Eighteen forty-six. What if he shows up?…

Nkani: All That Glitters 2- Men are Trash

Hello. Hi. Nkani is back. Apologies for taking so long to post. School had me busy. I hope you enjoy Chapter 2. Kisses. 9th January 2016 “Men are trash.” I say aloud. “I don’t care how you feel about it but men are trash. Pure trash.” I look at the ladies around the table and…

Nkani: All That Glitters : The Beginning- Death meet Everyone

March 2016 If I told you life starts when you die, would you choose to die? Would you choose to not exist? I would choose this. The very life I’ve had so far. It’s been interesting; but we never plan ahead for the things we should have taken into account like how meeting one person…

Dear Black Men: Strike Two

The Rackster this one is for you. You wrote this with me and super awesomeness words we created. Thank you. “You two look so amazing together.” One of the women says. She offers me a smile, exposing her chipped front tooth. “I saw a picture of the two of you and it was absolutely adorable.”…

Dear Black Men 

The Rackster (follow blog here) helped make this story alive. Much love. We hope you enjoy it. I can’t sleep. I want to but I won’t. I can’t. What am I supposed to do? I want to cry? Maybe if I do my anger will be no more. Maybe I will see reason. Maybe I…

The Heart Break Chronicles: Mr Friends

This is for those who love involving themselves in people’s drama. Just for you.   “She looks beautiful. I should go and say hello.” I say. “I didn’t think she would make it.” “Ba guy. Are you kidding me? The girl is an idiot. Not worth it.” Oliver asks. “Can we please calm down.” I…

Ravings of a Single Woman- 1.Welcome to my Life

31st December 2016 Lusaka. Tick tock… Eighteen-thirty. It’s the weekend that it hits me. I’m alone again. When work is no longer in front of me to keep me busy from noticing the word that lurks in the corner of every room I walk into. Alone. Even the word sounds lonely. What the hell happened…

Nkani – Pick Your Poison (Chapter 20) Finale

We are here. The end of a beautiful story. I have a lot to thank in this chapter for the art provided. Here goes: Bwalya, Mwanawafeli, Lady_Lynn, Veronica (follow blog here), Diyana, Chixy, Tatenda (follow blog here), Mademoiselle Unknown and Madam Strange. Thank you for making the finale beautiful. “Do you take this man to…

Nkani – Pick Your Poison (Chapter 19)

Kissing is taking off clothes? What the hell is Samantha talking about? Did he sleep with her? Is that why she is here? To rub the act in my face. To show she still controls him? What the hell. I feel my hands start to shake. Shit. I don’t need my anger ruining things right…

Nkani – Pick Your Poison (Chapter 18)

Thank you to Mona Lisa (@omasulidwa – follow her Blog here); Bwalya (@bwalyaf2) Mwendabai (@laBabyScientist) and Mulenga (@illyvanilly27) for the art. Do follow the beautiful Ladies. Thank you loads. I love the heels..  There are moments in my life that truly defined the person I am today. The day my mother left my cheating father; the…

Nkan – Pick Your Poison (Chapter 17)

I open my eyes and yawn. I feel so tired. I stretch and groan. My eyes hurt. Swollen I guess. My head hurts even more. After all the crying I did last night, I’m not surprised I feel sick today. No matter how I feel, I need to bath, clean up, make breakfast and catch…

Nkani: Pick Your Poison (Chapter 16)

Noah: Hey Babe. Hope you’re good. Will be home a bit late. Heading to O’Hagans with the guys. Love you. I put the mutiko down and look at the clock on the kitchen wall behind me. It reads nineteen twenty. Really Noah. Why didn’t he tell me this earlier? He knew he was going to…

Nkani – Pick Your Poison (Chapter 15)

Count on the ladies to be late. Okay not all of them. I’m with my sister Muzinga at Meraki at our table already enjoying a cup of hot coffee in my case while Muzinga enjoys a cup of hot chocolate. I feel both tired and refreshed. I woke up an hour ago or so but…

Nkani: Pick Your Poison (Chapter 14)

There are times when life catches up with you and you think of ways to get through it with the least amount of collateral damage. This is not one of those moments. I do not know what to do or say at this moment. Tawanda’s hand is still on my neck touching the tender spot….

Nkani- Pick Your Poison (Chapter 13)

I would love to thank @nannah05, @Lady_Lynn90, @maaaapps and @finn_lucy for the photo heels. So grateful for your art. Awesomeness. Kisses.  I wish I had slept. I wish I had not tossed and turned in bed last night thinking. I wish I had not given into my memories and stayed in them all night because now I’m a tired mother who…

Nkani- Pick Your Poison (Chapter 12)

Surprise!!!!!! So for my birthday and Ravings of Single Woman’s 1st Anniversary I decided to give you guys a present (it’s supposed to be the other way round but you guys have been there for me reading the stories so I thank you for making it amazing). To another year of better stories. Chapter 12…

Nkani- Pick Your Poison (Chapter 11)

​Ola!!!! Wanna thank Mwanawafeli and Nkandu for this piece of art. Pure awesomeness. I hope you enjoy the story. What does guilt look like? More like Noah. It’s official I am pregnant!!! Okay I know it was official then but now I have the hospital backing me. I am pregnant – baby growing in me;…