Books, Children, Fat, Fiction, Valentines

An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Things did not improve as I gained years and kilos. In class three, I had a class teacher who believed that every kid needed a Valentine, so she would let us take turns drawing out our classmates’ names from a bowl. The person’s name we picked up would be our Valentine for the day. I… Continue reading An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Children, Friendship, Love, Valentines

A Short & Sweet Story for Valentine’s Day

Rita dreaded Valentine’s Day. It was the worst day of the year. Every year, she would wake up on February 14th and say, "Mommy, I'm too sick to go to school today." Her mother always knew why she wanted to stay home. "Come to breakfast. Daddy and I have something for you." This year, Rita… Continue reading A Short & Sweet Story for Valentine’s Day