Dark Shot Through With Light

She taps on my door at the start of one of our routine black-outs – rolling load-shedding while we try to build more power stations to keep 53 million people lit by night. Which is going to be hard, as each contract gets bedevilled at every level by politics, corruption (the same thing) and bloody-mindedness. […]

Taking the Fall

I call a friend who is on a business road-trip – it gets lonely out there, travelling from town to town, so I’m checking in. She’s at a restaurant finishing early dinner, and we chat. Just before she says good-bye, my friend tells me that she fell yesterday and has grazes all over the place; […]