Of Coffee With Squid

If you were having coffee with me, I would welcome you to my socially distanced corner of the internet and offer you a beverage of your choice.. And no we are not really having squid, but if you are wondering how a circle, a triangle and a square become a squid check out my latest post on Squid Game

Squid game coffee mug circle triangle square

Over the weekend we had our monthly Afrobloggers virtual Meet-up alongside Bhala Writers and it was a fun interactive session with an 8-minute writing challenge.

Some of the participants got to read what they had written and it was amazing to see the different ways people had taken the prompt. I am always in awe of how our minds work, our thought patterns are different so are the experiences that shape us… 8 minutes to write a paragraph on someone experiencing pain for the first time what would you have thought up? This is what I wrote in about four of the eight minutes.

Where there had always been softness and warmth there was a new sensation. Unpleasant. It was like when you dropped your favourite flavor of ice cream before you had taken a single taste of it, but worse. It was happening beneath your skin and you could not blow away the feeling of having a thousand marching ants crawl below the surface and take a thousand bites.


I am not sure where I was going with it; or even the age or species of the character in question… I have added it to my drafts and will add more to it in days to come and see where it goes or what it becomes; like what happens next?

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you if you yet come across the Netflix Series that is currently topping the charts, Squid Game. Everyone seems to be talking about it, and I am everyone ^_^.. anyway I was binge watching it over the weekend and I have a review *click image to go to Squid Game review*

Squid game review

The series gives one a sort of visceral reaction, in some strange way it influenced or inspired the prompt I wrote about pain. Could be because been asking myself what would I do to get what I want. The director of Squid Game first had the idea which would become the series back in 2008 when he was in financial straits and wondering if he would play life or death games for money…

Then I got to thinking I would definitely try out some Hunger Gamesesque hmmm somebody get me a bow and arrow….

bow and arrow in the garden

Arent you glad we no longer have to hunt for our food? Unless you want to describe foraging down a supermarket aisle hunting for a bargain that suits your pocket as hunting.. You can do anything you want.

Like the way our national braodaster at the just ended Zimbabwe International Trade Fair was awarded with the prize of being the best TV Station. Well good for them, I hardly watch the terrestrial station and would rather watch paint dry.

No one watches ZBC

Technically as the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe issued Free-to-air licenses to about 6 broadcasting entities it would mean we should be having at least six other broadcasting stations but the others are more digital based and some haven’t yet started rolling out any service, so for all intents and purposes, we have the one TV Station, ZBC.

Obama giving Obama a medal

Of course, the internet has been having a laugh at ZBC for this. Considering that Zimbabwe got its first broadcasting station back in 1960 the second country in Africa to get one, next to Nigeria and now over 60 years later we are pretty much still at the same place, maybe a tad worse if we being being critical.

Watch ZBC for all eternity

If you were having coffee with me I would ask if you aren’t glad we have the internet otherwise I would have started thinking perhaps I was in hell.

So whats been happening in your neck of the woods?




  1. I can’t even remember the last time I tuned in to ZBC. I wonder who is even listening to them these days! I have so little time to spend going through the various social media platforms for me to even think of ZBC.
    Anyway, am spending most of my time these days watching my cauliflower plants growing in my garden. Awesome the way they are coming out nicely.

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    1. The closest I have come to watching ZBC is seeing video clips shared on Twitter 🤣🤣 Somewhere along the way lost the TV aerial so can’t tune into it even if I wanted..


  2. My neck of the woods is very far away from yours but it was an interesting read. And, most importantly, I was very relieved to find out that you didn’t really have squid with your coffee! 😉 I’ve actually been doing writing prompts lately (outside the blog world) and it’s so much harder than I thought!!


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