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A Day In August

by Palesa Mazamisa   The phone rang. Mpumi watched the numbers flash on the screen, urging her to pick up. She didn’t recognise the number, so she continued watching how with each ring the vibration inched the shuddering phone along

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MacGuffin a ‘jukebox for literature’

Website: www.macguffin.io Google Play (Android): MacGuffin Stories App Store (iOS): MacGuffin Stories (coming soon)   Independent publisher Comma Press launches a ground-breaking selfpublishing platform for poetry and short stories. MacGuffin is a ‘jukebox for literature’. All content is in text

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Sex is the Opium of The People

by uMonde iNxele   The point is the longer you go, the deeper you see into your own sexuality. It is like coming face to face with your shame of sex. Everyone has something to be ashamed of, and most

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A Township Child

by Rahiem Whisgary   Watching things die has always unnerved me. Then again, I’ve always been strange. I tend to notice rather unsettling subtleties that occur when a body is on the brink of death – subtleties that, it seems,

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Pinky

by Brian Khumalo   The taxi conductor opens the door swiftly. Pinky is immediately confronted with a rush of a sweet musky scent. This precious moment is soon distorted by the heavy odour of cigarettes and perspiration oozing out of the

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