The Dead Don't Get Lonely

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Born and raised in Johannesburg, Rahiem Whisgary is a dramatic arts graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand. As well as creative writing, he has a strong interest in physical theatre and performance art. Whisgary’s stories have been featured in the anthologies Queer Africa (2013) and Yes, I Am! (2009). In 2010, he performed in Bailey Snyman’s Outside at the Barney Simon Theatre as part of the FNB Dance Umbrella and in Kabi Thulo’s Tsela as part of the WALE Festival.

Macro-Fiction

The Dead Don’t Get Lonely

Issue No. 202 ~ March, 2014

Perhaps I leaned forward and breathed on her alabaster neck, or perhaps I reached up to explore the valley between her shoulder blades that stood out from her shirt. I can’t remember.

Micro-Fiction

Buttons

Issue No. 193 ~ June, 2013

The boy immersed his hands into the sea of buttons, enjoying the feel of them crawling up between his fingers.