Bra Pat's Short Stories

Sunday, April 22, 2012

D. THOMAS AND THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

‘ The Messiah Cometh in 2020’.This is not the second coming this document, found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, is referring to. This is a prophecy made by a little known African prophet called Setaki who lived in Nigeria many centuries before Ol’ J.C. was born. This is what appears in the document:... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

LUMP IN THE THROAT

Every evening my friend Monde, wanted to play a little longer with me, but had to go home before his father returned from work. He would rush home and wait at the gate, sometimes for more than an hour, even in winter or on rainy days. A broad smile would appear on his face when his father arrived.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

AS SWEET AS A MOTHER’S LOVE

Customers never cease to puzzle Haasbek Vusi, the street vendor who sells fruit at the corner of Van der Walt and Proes. He has been at the intersection of these two streets since he was nine years old, selling fruits, vegetables or newspapers and has never been to school. One such customer is this... Sign in to see full entry.

THE NAKED WOMAN WHO CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE;PART 6 ;THE END

After the raid on his house in Watkey Street, Kombers resigned from the Police force. He wanted to sue the Minister of Police for wrongful arrest, crimen injuria, and malicious damage to property;alternatively, harassment, defamation and housebreaking, but Commander van Vliet dissuaded him. He had... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

THE NAKED WOMAN WHO CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE; PART 5

After seven minutes, they arrived in Motshumi Street, Batho Location. A crowd gathered outside Fili’s house. Word spread that the ‘Special Branch’ police had come to arrest him. Half an hour later, the two policemen emerged from the house. Kombers was holding under his arm a large parcel, wrapped up... Sign in to see full entry.

THE NAKED WOMAN WHO CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE; PART 4

Fili painted mainly on weekends. During the week, he worked as a salesman at Ellers furniture shop. “The manager wants to see you in his office.” Tau the supervisor said to Fili one morning. Fili had been working at Ellers for ten years. During this time he remembered only two occasions when the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

THE NAKED WOMAN WHO CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE; PART 3

In 1976, when Fili painted the nude, he was at the peak of his career. On hot days, he would take off his shirt and work on the veranda of his house to enjoy the cool afternoon breeze. Unfortunately, he would attract curious passers-by. With arms folded across the chest, they would lean over the low... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 16, 2012

THE NAKED WOMAN WHO CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE; PART 2

“Looking for something, dear?” Sara said. He whirled around. Sara had a smirk on her face. “The painting! Where is my painting? What have you done with it?” Kombers said. “For how long did you think you could keep that thing hidden from me, hey?” Sara said, hands on her hips. “Taking me for a fool,... Sign in to see full entry.

THE NAKED WOMAN WHO CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE; PART 1

‘ Dead Black Artist’s Works Fetch Millions.’ The newspaper poster said. Japie was driving into town when he saw it. It was ten years after Mandela’s release from jail. He stopped at the nearest convenience store to buy the newspaper. The article about the deceased artist confirmed it was Fili, as... Sign in to see full entry.

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