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A MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE

by K Cheryl Mwanza | Episode #10 “Aren’t you kids supposed to be in school?” Detective Chief Inspector Tanaka Dube asked as she opened the door to the Conference room. Inside was Celeste May and Danai Chaurukwa, their wonder kids, two high school students that were assisting the literature part of their homicide investigation. Two […]

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HANDBAG CHRONICLES

by k Cheryl Mwanza | Episode #9 Tiffany Forester concluded the morning meeting with the fierce clutching of her hands, like she always did. Without the need to tell people to leave her office, this gesture had come to symbolize the meeting adjourning. As her employees filed one after the other out, she took her […]

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BENEATH THE SURFACE

by K Cheryl Mwanza | Episode #8 Cynthia Mare  made herself a cup of tea but hardly touched it. She placed it gently on a glass dining room table then curled up into a ball on a sofa that directly faced the table. She looked around her dining room, it wasn’t bad for someone as […]

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BLOODY EPISTLES

by K Cheryl Mwanza| Episode #7 Detective Chief Inspector Tanaka Dube along with Detective Mudiwa Chiwenga arrived at the Harare Project Newspaper Headquarters on Jason Moyo Avenue. The editor was pacing to and fro and it was clear from his movements the man was anxious and under a lot of stress. It was to be […]

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AN ANCESTORS WARNING

by K Cheryl Mwanza| Episode #6 Detective Sergeant Brandon Makiwa sat across from Mrs. Ziko in one of the interview rooms. The woman was hardly startled by her niece dying, or maybe she was just good at masking her feelings. Either way the detective was about to find out. He cleared his throat, she looked […]

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AN ANCESTORS WARNING

by K Cheryl Mwanza| Episode #5 Gloria Vanhuvangu looked out the window, came back to her sofa then thirty seconds later she was up on her feet again and looking out the window. Some called it a mother’s intuition, she called it the ancestor’s warning, but whatever it was, it was telling her that her […]

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GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION

by K Cheryl Mwanza| Episode #4 “What do you have then?” Dube asked as she sat on a desk closest to the white board. Celeste had a black marker in one hand and was standing before the board. Danai stood next to her and when everyone’s attention was on them, he cleared his voice then […]

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GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION

by K Cheryl Mwanza| Episode #3 Ngoni Mare paced to and fro unable to settle himself. He checked his watch for what was the fifth time in ten minutes, then felt his stomach become hollow. The door to the Conference room, at the Harare police station, opened and Ngoni immediately turned. It was Detective Chief […]

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THE LADY IN BLUE

By K Cheryl Mwanza | Episode #2 Nashe parked in front of a house on the last lane in Westlea. Just behind the house were hills people were now using for farming. It being a rainy season, and Zimbabwe having received its heaviest rains yet that March, the hills were  thick and dense green with […]

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BLOODY EPISTLES

By K Cheryl Mwanza | #Episode 1 She screamed. She screamed so loud it was so intoxicating and exhilarating. I could hear my heart beat, my pulse quickening, blood rushing away from my head to the rest of my body. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m regretting what I did to her. On the […]