Unlocked Heart

“Shush!” It was a refrain. Oh, the hands on my lips, warm and sticky, had become a detested symbol to me. My life was shrouded in mystery. Secrets upon secrets, I had lost my identity. Lost??? I questioned myself as I sat on my bed that humid afternoon, the rickety fan swirling slowly and tiredly…

I never knew he didn’t love me

Tick tock! Tick tock! In the silence the clock chimes resonated loudly, piercing my heart, striking fresh arrows of pain as I sat, dejected clutching Teju’s picture. Who knew time could inflict such pain.  I wiped the tears coursing down my face with my sweat-stained blouse. I looked around my room with a heavy heart….