What I am Grateful for this Month (June)

Three months of no monthly gratitude posts and it kind of feels like my mind isn't quite sure what to settle on anymore. It's been a rough few months. To be honest, it's been a rough few years. Today especially, I'm grateful for the growth that's allowed me to reach this point. A year ago, … Continue reading What I am Grateful for this Month (June)

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine A muscle jumped in her father’s jaw and Saami’ah feared she’d overstepped. “Vibrant. She was so full of colour and boldness that she really took my breath away. No matter what room she stepped into, she was always the very centre of attention. That was exactly how she liked it too.” A faraway … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Nine

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Three

Chapter Three Saami’ah hated Saturdays. “Saami’ah?” Haseena knocked lightly on the door. “Can I come in?” In the middle of brushing her hair, Saami’ah seriously considered ignoring the woman. Haseena tapped on the door again. “Saami’ah?” “Come in,” she gave in. The door swung open immediately and Saami’ah’s stepmother hurried in as though afraid she … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Three

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Two

Chapter Two She’d been wrong. It had been worse than she could ever have imagined. Her father had choked at the sight of her and had needed to be pounded on the back by his step-son for several minutes before he recovered. ‘If having me around makes him so uncomfortable, why on Earth did he … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Two

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter One

Chapter One Laughter echoed through the house, shattering the silence. Saam’iah gritted her teeth and rolled over in bed, suppressing a scream of frustration. She looked over at the little clock on her bedside table and groaned. 23:49, the display read. She groaned again and fell back on the bed with an exasperated sigh. It … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter One