The Day I Made a Fool of Myself

Dear Diary, He SMS’ed to ask if we could meet for coffee. I thought he wanted something else… I thought he wanted to give us another try. After several long, silent years apart, a glimmer of hope shone between the dark clouds that made up my post-divorce...

How to Stay Creative

It’s an odd topic, isn’t it? Being creative is unique to each individual and sometimes you just can’t quite tell how to keep your creative juices flowing. Creativity isn’t an emotion; it isn’t a friend you call up in the middle of the...

Anecdotal

Strong rays of sunshine drop over Table Mountain in the early morning. To my right, a fleet of boats are docked at the harbour. Sparkling blue waters glitter from the sunlight, calmly going about their ways. The road ahead is filled with cars driven by people who are...

Met by Accident

She flicked her long silky brown hair to the side and smiled lovingly at them. I finally had the chance to see what they meant by the scars from “the accident”. A long, deep purple slash ran down from her left eye to the end of her smile; a smile that...

Is Fiction Important?

Fiction is just a lie. A made up world, with characters and timelines that aren’t real, true or factual. So why is it that some of us are so drawn to it? Why does it even exist when it sounds almost useless? For someone who only discovered the magical world of...

|Parallel| Universe

The wind blew mercilessly in the cold, dark night. Unbeknownst to him, a pair of brown eyes followed his every move through a small binoculars. Adjusting their position to get a full view of him, they watched as he got out of the truck, closing the creeky door with a...

Friday Fiction

While I weave through the busy streets of Cape Town, a calmness within me slowly drowns out the sounds from around. My mind wanders and a change of scene materialises in front of me. Like an exquisite garment over bareness, warm sunshine occupies the cold grey space,...

Conquered

In the hot sweltering sun, my little brother walks towards me from a far distance. His eyes squinting from the sun’s strong gaze, his small hands tightly grasped around multicoloured wrappers. Annoyance flares up inside of me as I realise I’ve been waiting...

Perfect Moments

As my bare feet sink into the rough beach sand with each heavy step, my heart drowns in memories of him. His tall, upright stature as he walked against the wind. The tired light brown eyes with thousands of secrets neatly settled deep behind. As the icy waters wet my...

Walk Alone

It was a little after 9. I could finally leave. I’ve packed the last few belongings of mine. They fit snugly in a single carrier bag. As I walk down the passage way for the last time, I bitterly take it all in: not a single thing I would miss. Setting foot on...

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Iridescent Lane is a lifestyle blog that covers food, local travel, creative writing, parenting, and a few other elements that make up Saajida’s journey living in Cape Town.

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