Musings, Stories Songs Tell

A discourse on Conan Gray’s Family Line.

Conan Gray’s Family Line is a discourse on how (abused) children with traumatic childhoods deal with growing up abused, the resulting trauma responses and confronting those abusive tendencies in their relationships with others. In this essay, I will –

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Musings

Much ado about (a) kiss(ing)

(Some of this is fiction, the rest isn’t. You’re welcome to believe what you will.)

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman. 

If I’m going to be honest, my first kiss was my right hand. I had been watching some awful movie that I probably thought was the next best thing after sliced bread, and it occurred to me that I didn’t know how to kiss. And so I went to the home of all knowledge – YouTube. Shout out to YouTube for teaching me all the things I wanted to know but didn’t need to. 

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Musings

Isn’t It Something?

Isn’t it something? How Nigeria breaks you down into your fundamentals and moulds you into what it wants you to be.

“You’re smart. So you should be a doctor.”

“You like to talk. Law is your calling.”

“You turned on the TV. Definitely an Engineer.”

“My father wanted me to be an accountant, so you will be an accountant.”

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Fiction Library

New Toy

  I beamed, my insides lighting up and glowing for all to see. I was finally out of the box and in someone’s hands! The hardness of his hand was a contrast to my smooth surface but I didn’t mind, it was liberating to be free. I heard the little laughter that spilled from his mouth and beamed even harder causing my glow to increase. He was happy, so I was happy.

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Book Reviews

My review of ‘Raybearer’ by Jordan Ifueko

The first time I saw the word ‘Raybearer’, it was the display name of a friend of mine on Twitter. Now this friend has good taste in books, and our taste in the arts intersect a lot but I wasn’t particularly gingered to go read that book (side note – I didn’t even know it was a book. But Raybearer sounds like a very book-ish kind of name. I don’t know how to explain it, it just is.) Then I saw a booktok (a book TikTok) about beautiful books and Raybearer was on the list, also on the list was Six of Crows, which generally motivated me to read the book.

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