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Sly as a Crocodile – Part 3 April 2020

Sly as a Crocodile – Part 3 April 2020

Sly as a Crocodile – Part 3   It was lonely and quiet in the house without his mother, and all the people who had seemed to constantly follow her around, seeking her attention, food or clothing. Rachel had also retired back to her village, leaving the kitchen sterile and empty. As a child, Eddie had…

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Sly as a Crocodile– Part 2 March 2020

Sly as a Crocodile– Part 2 March 2020

Sly as a Crocodile – Part 2   Eddie was born six months after his father’s unfortunate death, to the sad Mrs Morgan-White who mourned her husband daily since his parting. From the house which sat on a green mound of thick African grass, and looked through the baobab leaves to the banks of the thundering…

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Sly as a Crocodile– Part 1 February 2020

Sly as a Crocodile– Part 1 February 2020

Sly as a Crocodile – Part 1   On the banks of the Zambezi river, where the red earth leads to rushing water, that slithers past in winter, and roars past in summer, Edward Morgan-White lived. Edward, or rather, Eddie, as he had always been called by everyone, lived in the small hamlet of Victoria Falls…

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The secrets we keep – Part 4 December 2019: Bianca

The secrets we keep – Part 4 December 2019: Bianca

The secrets we keep – Part 4: Bianca   Crystal Hammond sat across from Detective Bianca Abrahams, in the police woman’s small office, her table covered in green and beige files. Crystal’s large blue eyes were fixed on Bianca, expectant. “Thank you for coming in to see me Ms Hammond” said Bianca, “We’ve been trying to…

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The secrets we keep – Part 3 November 2019: Crystal

The secrets we keep – Part 3 November 2019: Crystal

The secrets we keep – Part 3: Crystal Detective Bianca Abrahams needed time to find out what the secrets inside the ballet pump meant. If she told Sr Renee that Ms Anna had indeed died of natural causes, the sister would have closed Ms Anna’s file and begun the process of closing the mysterious woman’s estate…

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The secrets we keep – Part 2 October 2019: Tatianna 

The secrets we keep – Part 2 October 2019: Tatianna 

The secrets we keep – Part 2: Tatianna  Detective Bianca Abrahams slurped her hot brew. The three teaspoons of sugar making the black coffee sweet and syrupy. “Here’s your dead auntie’s se report” said the loud and offensive voice of Jacobs, the detective in the next office. “How long has that been on your desk?” demanded…

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The secrets we keep – Part 1 September 2019: Ms Anna

The secrets we keep – Part 1 September 2019: Ms Anna

The secrets we keep – Part 1: Ms Anna  She lay on her stiff bed, perfectly still. The light blue blanket underneath her tucked tightly under the mattress. She clearly hadn’t slept in the bed at all, yet this was where they had found her, lying on top of her bed. Her grey hair had untied…

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Doggone Train – Part 4 June 2019

Doggone Train – Part 4 June 2019

Doggone Train – Part 4 June 2019 As Travis descended beneath the Muizenberg railway bridge, to make his way into the village of Muizenberg, he and Sparky passed a huddle of homeless people who made the pavement under the bridge their home. Their piles of belongings hugged the concrete wall and Travis stepped around the…

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Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019

Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019

Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019 Once off the train, Travis decided to find the bathroom and see if he could somehow wash the smell of dog urine off his trouser. The now painful scratchy tag at his lower back was combined with a wet slap of cloth against his leg every time he…

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Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019

Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019

Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019 As the train pulled out of Fish Hoek station, Travis stepped his legs wide to stop from falling over. The 6am train wasn’t quite yet full, but he knew it was going to get fuller as they bumped, scraped and squeaked along the line to town. He bumbled…

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