Scattered around the grounds of an abandoned rugby club, the caravans each told their own tale of the journeys they had been on.
What are you going to do with your life? How are you going to achieve success?
Ten years had passed since I was here last.
4.07. She's late. Again. I know she'll slide through the door, scuffing her over-worn sneakers on the lino.
An ancient dawn.
My yearly ritual of begging my mind to move to the high, safe fields of my grandmother's abode begins.
In Taliban-controlled areas of the world, to be a girl means to be afraid.
Beep Beep! I could hear the loud buzz of the alarm screeching at me to get up.
One of those days of freedom, we creep off the trodden paths, searching our way to another place, a different sky.
My sister and I make our way through the crowds in Harare's large city, passing mammoth buildings reflecting the sun's beaming light.
In winter, there is a certain coldness that still creeps around even after the curtains are drawn and the fire is stoked and roaring.
One. Two. Three. Four.
KA mate! Ka mate!
The necessity and the morality of capital punishment has been a controversial debate of recent times.
''For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.''
Language is a necessity. It is our passport to each other and our world.
Let's not be immature, ladies,'' Rhonda tuts playfully, raising her voice above the infectious giggles.
To an optimistic onlooker, the sea of paint, glitter, fabric, masks and banners, coupled with the enthusiastic chanting and flashes of colourful participants might seem like something out of a Lewis Carroll novel.
If you're a newcomer to New Zealand, you might be stuck in the illusion that hobbits dwell here and our country is over-ruled by sheep.
The thick, gnarled branches droop, Heavy with the weight of promises and memories, Once learned, never forgotten.