I Shells form part of a uniform for blue crabs and members of the mollusc family. The blue crab undergoes an uneasy process of moulting. The pressure of a blue crab’s growing body becomes so heavy and intense that it breaks open the exoskeleton. Moulting takes about thirty minutes. The newly formed crab with the sensitive skin climbs out of the old uniform performing a … [Read more...]
Sasheera Gounden is a South African English teacher who has a flare for writing. Her article, “Twenty years of growth and success” was published in Accounting SA July 2015 issue. She has written numerous poems and short stories which have been published in The Literary Yard, The Bitchin' Kitsch (2016) and the Guwahatian.
“Hey Batter, batter, batter,” taunts the testosterone-fuelled tag, Corey Apple. It’s the Red Socks’ ninth inning and I’m Ted Williams. Boy oh boy does life hand you a dollop of sugar in the form of American baseball. The fans, the hot cheerleaders in mini-skirts… God I’m a perv and little Randy following the motion of my swing with his pygmy pig eyes. The umpire is being a … [Read more...]
The pink-hued rainbow salaciously touches the roof of my house as Gary walks out on me. I’m left with Dahlia and Timothy; two vulnerable seven-year-olds. Dahlia, the eldest, clutches the cuff of my sky-blue shirt and her lacrimal glands leak. Timothy looks on into the distance, as unaware and detached from the situation as I am; he clearly takes after me. Gary briefly ruffles … [Read more...]
Miss Peasy lived in a house made of sugar and consumed corn for her entire life. Corn seeds spouted from her ears; she planted them in her garden already occupied with daffodils and wild Dahlias. Summer rains impregnated the ground and as a result, stalks of golden elongated heads of corn sprouted from the underbelly of the earth.Miss Peasy’s remarkable talent was known by the … [Read more...]