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TLANGIE

The last couple of weeks I haven't been out of bed I keep myself cooped up in my bedroom. I cannot face my family after that incident well more strange things started happening in the yard at night we heard cats and owls making sounds outside...at times we would hear footsteps and I was blamed for that my grandmother even came from Limpopo she went as far as saying that I have brought my small tokoloshi inside the yard. I didn't want to face anyone because each time there would be an ugly confrontation...I didn't even have the strength to even pray or talk to my ancestors. I just felt so numb and drained that I decided to end my life I couldn't stand it being called a witch...I went to the bathroom and filled the tub with water then drank painkillers that made me drowsy I got inside the tub and  fell into a deep sleep 


A MONTH LATER

MAMA TLANGIE

It's been a month since my daughter has been in the coma no change was happening to her she was not responding the Drs were certain she was brain damaged... each day I go to the bathroom I see that image the tub filled with water and her unconscious body deep inside the water. If my sister hadn't insisted we check on her I don't know what would've happened to her I haven't been to the hospital because my mother had refused me to go and see her. See my mother and I have a strange relationship...we were born just us girls me and Merriam..I was lucky to have kids unlike my elder sister who kept losing babies. We grew up fearing her especially me whatever she told me to do I did I can never defy her in anyway...


TLANGIE

The last couple of weeks I haven't been out of bed I keep myself cooped up in my bedroom. I cannot face my family after that incident well more strange things started happening in the yard at night we heard cats and owls making sounds outside...at times we would hear footsteps and I was blamed for that my grandmother even came from Limpopo she went as far as saying that I have brought my small tokoloshi inside the yard. I didn't want to face anyone because each time there would be an ugly confrontation...I didn't even have the strength to even pray or talk to my ancestors. I just felt so numb and drained that I decided to end my life I couldn't stand it being called a witch...I went to the bathroom and filled the tub with water then drank painkillers that made me drowsy I got inside the tub and  fell into a deep sleep 


A MONTH LATER

MAMA TLANGIE

It's been a month since my daughter has been in the coma no change was happening to her she was not responding the Drs were certain she was brain damaged... each day I go to the bathroom I see that image the tub filled with water and her unconscious body deep inside the water. If my sister hadn't insisted we check on her I don't know what would've happened to her I haven't been to the hospital because my mother had refused me to go and see her. See my mother and I have a strange relationship...we were born just us girls me and Merriam..I was lucky to have kids unlike my elder sister who kept losing babies. We grew up fearing her especially me whatever she told me to do I did I can never defy her in anyway...


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