The Burial

The drive was smooth. The roads were clear all the way. At about fifteen minutes out of town, Fred stopped the car after a bridge and we got out to enjoy the scenery. It was beautiful. The calm dark blue water of the lake made everything look so perfect. We took some photos then continued …

Dinner

The week dragged on so slowly. On Friday evening, Fred and I were seated at home discussing about how and what time we will go to the funeral the next day. “So what time is the funeral?” Fred asked. “It will start at noon. There will be a church service before the body being buried …

Wakey Wakey

“I am wasted.” Fred said in between his breath. “Why?” “You make me go crazy.” He said and walked to the bathroom. I followed him. I went to the toilet, peed and started wiping myself. He too, was busy wiping himself before he wore his boxer again. He looked at the clock on top of …

Come Get It

Lying next to Fred in bed, I started telling him about what my mum told me yesterday. My childhood friend Shawn mother had passed on and I had to go to the funeral and be there with the family. “What caused her death?” Fred asked. “She had a clot in her heart.” “Damn! That’s so …

Soul Food

I walk to the house and see Fred with Chloe dancing to Charlie Puth’s Attention song. I seat down and watch them. They are holding hands and dancing to the beat although Chloe has just one kind of dancing style. I laugh. As the music comes to a stop, Fred collapses to the seat next to me. …

At the Doctor

After lunch, I got back to my desk and immediately called my gynecologist to book an appointment. I wanted to confirm if it is indeed true am pregnant or the test kits were wrong. I was booked for 5.30pm. I was his last patient. The afternoon went by quickly and soon enough, I walked over …

Call

I did not sleep very well that night. I kept on turning. I was not so sure about this pregnancy issue. I will have to make an appointment with the doctor soon. Early next morning, I woke up at six. Washed up and prepared breakfast before I drove to work. There was a meeting with …

Authenticity

“Okay, okay!” Fred said. “I am so sorry.” I went and sat down on the couch. I was so mad. I looked at my fingers in deep thought. Fred came and sat by me. “You said that you had bought three test kits?” He started. “Why don’t we test again and see how the results …

Step Up

“Good.” I responded and went to sit down. Fred looked at me for a while as he continued placing some of the other stuff in the pantry.  I ignored him and tried to pretend I was busy looking at the other things. “Are you okay?” He asked. “I think so.” I replied. “Why?” He came …

Test

At exactly 5pm, I switched off the computer and left the office. I decided to walk to a chemist two blocks from the office and get a pregnancy test kit. I bought three of them just to be sure. I put them in my purse and went back to where I had parked the car …