Monthly Archives: October 2009

Adopt or die

The official-looking envelope arrived in the postbox. I tore it open. I’d been waiting for it for more than 18 months. The piece of paper that I’d pulled out confirmed my pop status. It was an adoption order issued by … Continue reading

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Present tense

I was on a mission. I needed information. I knew that The Shrink wouldn’t buckle under interrogation. I could target Rachel, but she’s just 11 months old and I needed more details than “da-da”, “noh-noh” and “mah-mah”. There was only … Continue reading

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Discretion is the better part of cringing

“WHAT’S that?” Khwezi asks. I take a deep breath. Khwezi, my five-year-old son, is pointing at something. Please don’t let him be pointing at what I think he’s pointing at, I beg. You see, we’re in the locker room at … Continue reading

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