lieve shukrani simoens 



Platform to celebrate Storytelling - UK


Picture by Kasperi Kropsu
Text Lieve Shukrani Simoens
Published online THE STORY SEED

“Why would you leave her, Norman? Why come back after thirty years?”⁣

Her soft voice on the phone.⁣

“I miss it, sis. I miss the smell of robusta coffee. The rhythm of the land, near Lake Victoria. It's not that I don't love her anymore.”⁣

He says goodbye, gets on the escalator and spots a little boy with his mother, waiting for the next train to arrive.⁣

Ever since his marriage, Norman has been living in this city, that never felt like home. Still staring at the boy, he finds himself pondering. ⁣

Where am I? Who am I?⁣