Short Stories

Short Stories
Battleground
September 13, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel… As told by Mel * When I look back on this day, I’ll remember the smell of eggs on the nightstand, no longer sizzling as they go cold. I’ll remember the silver rays streaming in through a parting in the bedroom curtains. The blue light of the stereo blinking in […]
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Blurred Lines: As told by Jonathan
August 30, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel… As told by Jonathan * When I land at JKIA on Wednesday afternoon I’m pumped. I’m finally where I want to be in my career and I’ve got a girl waiting for me at home. A beautiful, fun, puzzling girl that’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. It feels surreal. When […]
Short Stories
Blurred Lines
August 23, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel… As told by Mel * At the terminal, along with other eager family and friends, bored hotel chauffeurs and impatient children, I wait. I’m wired and I can’t stand still. There is a swirl of perfumes so potent they haven’t worn off this late in the afternoon, sweat and the […]
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Gray Areas
August 16, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel… As told by Mel * When you put promises into words and utter them into existence, the universe gives you an opportunity to fulfil them. That’s the power of the spoken word. The universe always wants you to succeed, so it is generous and swift with these opportunities. They come […]
Short Stories
Pea in the Pod
August 9, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel… As told by Mel * Time dilates when you’re sitting on a toilet seat waiting for a blade of paper to tell you whether your life has changed irreversibly. Three blades of paper to be accurate. One line says, “Huh. His pullout game is as strong as he said.” Two […]
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Renegades
August 2, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel … As told by Mel * On Sunday, I step out of the May, morning drizzle and wipe the dew and grass off my shoes on the door mat outside my house. Inside, I am greeted by the hum of my fridge, the foulness of a half cup of tea […]
Short Stories
Kindergarteners
July 26, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel… * As told by Mel * The week after Jonathan and I leave Naivasha, I find myself at a golf club on Monday evening. The clouds have taken on a blue hue that is absent of any warmth, keeping in tune with the day that has been. My shoes clack […]
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Fire Whisperer
July 19, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel… As told by Jonathan * We’re still sitting on the terrace when a chill seeps back into the air. Mel is hugging herself out in the garden, talking to a woman (who together with her husband), Bram says owns the resort. We’re moving to a den inside where it’s warmer, […]
Short Stories
Soar
July 12, 2018
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Previously in Taste of Mel… As told by Jonathan * Tuesday morning I’m leaning against the warm hood of my car, one hand tucked inside the pouch of my hoodie. I’m talking to my buddy Bram about my flight on his family’s helicopter while Mel is up in her house packing for the trip. We […]
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Grown Folk
July 5, 2018
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Previously on Taste of Mel … As told by Jonathan * Saturday night I’m pacing outside my bathroom chewing on a slice of pizza. It’s been over half an hour since Mel went to soak in the tub and she’s not responding to me. I’ve started to get anxious because she had a lot of […]