Originally posted on MelDouleur.com:
You wouldn’t have paid any attention to them. A mouse and her quiet keeper. She was short and plain. Long denim skirts with pale, button-down blouses. Her sandy hair, braided, then rolled into a bun, and tan ballet flats peaking from beneath the frayed hems of her skirts. If you stepped…

Originally posted on vialogue:
(This is a personal transcript. I take responsibility for all typos. The symbol “[–]” simply indicates African names and references unfamiliar to me.) So I would like to start by telling you about one of my greatest friends, [–]. [–] lived on my street and looked after me like a big brother.…