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Smoke and Mirrors: Part nine

Someone once said to me ‘we all have our vices’ and asked me what mine was. I didn’t have a vice. I didn’t agree that everyone should have a vice. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I don’t party. I did not need any of those vices to cope. I don’t. Yes, life overwhelms me at times but I…

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Smoke and mirrors: part seven

I once read a novel I borrowed from the library back home when I was in grade 10 about a girl who was stalked by the post man in their area. He would lurk around and just stare at from a distance until one day, no one was around and he managed to abduct her and keep her hostage. The…

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Smoke and Mirrors: Part six

The need for change creeps on you in the most unexpected ways. Before my coffee date with Nabeela and her friends, I had no intention to turn my relatively stable life on its head. Yes, I had a dream to live a big adventure through my blog but I never envisaged it to be this soon. It almost feels a…

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Smoke and Mirrors: Part five

Never under estimate the power of a good attitude. That is one quote that used to drive me insane! A good attitude can’t fix your problems, if anything, it can only make your problems a little more bearable. Imagine telling a starving man “have a good attitude and things will get sorted out”! Unless there is a type of food…

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Smoke and mirrors: Part four

The best news I had all damn week! A PR agency reached out to me! Cheetah Coms emailed me to say they’ve been following my work and would love to set up a meeting with me! Yaaaassss! Progress. Damn Progress! Apparently when a PR company reaches out to you, you know you doing something right. Ron told me that PR…

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Smoke and mirrors: part three

My eyeballs feel like it’s been poked by hundred nails. I am so sleep deprived that I don’t know how I am going to manage the day. I don’t have any coffee at home but I hope to get in early enough at work for a strong brew. They only make one pot of coffee a day and once its…

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Smoke and mirrors: part two

Imran laid a bombshell at my door: he had been cheating on me for as long as we were together. It turned out, he was dating a Hindu girl since high school and was blindly in love since. Ever since they started dating, both their parents were dead set against the relationship. She was a year older than him and…

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Fiction: Smoke and mirrors (Part 1)

There are two main things you need to become a successful blogger or influencer or content creator- whatever they call themselves- in South Africa: good looks and money to buy fancy clothes. I am, let’s say, above average and skinny. I have been told my grey eyes and light freckles is what sets me apart. When I compare myself to…

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Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

You know that feeling where you laugh loud but you are actually crying? That is the feeling that plagued me when I read Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime. It was not an unusual feeling because that hollow deep lump in the throat feeling that characterised a lot of my childhood. That is what Trevor’s debut book evokes, or forces; to…

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