“Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” - Julia Cameron

Journey to Pole-arised Island

  “Land! Hoe!” came the shrill cry of the poor sod assigned the dawn watch. Captain Don’t-Look Prettyhard of the stale ship Enterplise, up at the crack as was his custom, bolted from the aft cabin and scanned the horizon. “Look East, Captain” yelled the boy in the crow’s nest, prompting Prettyhard to jerk around […]

Journalist fingered, raises stink

A local journalist has raised a stink, after he was fingered in a corruption probe to dirty-mind whether he had flouted tender procedures. Tasked with identifying suitable players in the catering industry to supply sadza and poke borns on a daily basis, he inflated invoices by a whooping one dough-lar. The journalist has evaded arrest, […]

The prologue to a story

  PROLOGUE The television droned a low, incomprehensible monologue. It provided a soundtrack to the ceaseless imagery of devastation and destruction flickering across my screen. There was nothing new, or surprising, in watching high definition film of my home town reduced to a wasteland of ash and rubble. The volume was almost muted, as I […]

40 Years A Slave

  Pastor Robert Martin Gumbura, head of End Time Message Blah Blah church, has been found guilty of four counts of rape and been sentenced to serve 40 years in jail. Over the past few weeks, during this trial, I’ve had occasion to discuss the case with a few of my brothers at the Scud. […]

Greatest Song of All Time of the Day

“The Border” by Gregory Isaacs, a true great by a true great. This song means a lot to me today. I have decided to effect a massive life change that I’ve been putting off for a long time. And now that I’ve done it, I’m scared and excited and worried and … free, all at […]