I first encountered the idea of township tourism when I went to Cape Town in 2016. I spotted it between the seal island boat rides and hiking trails in a tourism brochure. My first reaction was shock. I was like, "What? How is this a thing?" because my initial picture of it was as something … Continue reading What’s the deal with touring a township?
The lamp was pretty bright tonight. It felt brighter than usual but Pam leaned over and switched it brighter still, little Piper’s face scrunching at the light. She rolled over and burrowed her face into the giant continental pillow. Its pink ruffles framed her face and her rosy cheeks lit up. Pam cuddled closer and … Continue reading Word Doodle 17
Kenneth fell in front of his car yet again. This rain and cold weather had been going on for two weeks and hadn't let up. His windbreaker pulled against his face and jeans drenched with recycled gutter water, he pulled himself up and yanked open the door. The radio blasting and his lights on full, … Continue reading Word Doodle 15
Fresh-faced at the mirror, Melanie ate her KFC through the mist from her shower. It was going to be a busy night. She had three events between 8 pm and 12 o' clock tomorrow. Mel put her hair in a messy bun and readied herself to put on the little make-up she had time for. … Continue reading Word Doodle 14
Every day is an uphill climb with an early morning, quick yoghurt and then it mean hitting the cobblestone hood of downtown Essex. It meant trying to find my way through the throngs of mismatched people who fall, wake up and move slowly forward. I would jostle and shrug my way through the group, my … Continue reading Word Doodle 13