The Story of the Monkey and the Spider

In response to the African folktales that I’ve become familiar with this week, I decided to write my own folktale inspired by the African tradition. In a distant village deep in the Amazon, lived the Monkey and the Spider. They lived peacefully in the Forest amongst all the other animals. One day the Tree decidedContinue reading “The Story of the Monkey and the Spider”


And there it was I thought. I sat on the edge of the boat looking out into the place where I drowned. The place of nightmares. The place that had kept me shaking throughout the night screaming out “water!”  It had been a great day, my third day in the beautiful Island of St Lucia. The dayContinue reading “Water”

Day 105: Evens and Odds (part 2)

“I can explain” 15 continued. “It all started with 13.5”. Every Odd shrieked in despair. 13.5 was never to be mentioned, it was a blasphemed creature that was never meant to exist. It broke every law of civilisation and the Evens had been holding it over the Odds ever since 13.5 was created. It livedContinue reading “Day 105: Evens and Odds (part 2)”

Day 103: Evens and Odds (part 1)

“It was me.” She stood up and spoke even louder, “it was me, I did it, it was me”. But how could it have been her, thought 27. He was there, he saw the whole thing. It’s not possible. How could she possibly have done it? He remembered it all, every time he closed hisContinue reading “Day 103: Evens and Odds (part 1)”

Day 15: Eavesdropping

She stood still, with her back against the wall. She knew she had to be quiet, lest they heard her. She knew that she shouldn’t have been eavesdropping, but she had to.  She had to know their plans for her. “Well obviously she can’t stay here”, said the woman in an all-white attire. She wasContinue reading “Day 15: Eavesdropping”