She offered a cigarette to him;
Marlboro red, straight from the pack,
But he told her, “I’m on my way to the gym,”
And she took the cigarette back
He bought a pack on his way home
and figured he’d be alright:
Smoked the whole thing on his own;
His gym pants are now too tight.
Danya Raquel attended King David High School in Johannesburg from 2011 – 2015 where she engaged in activities and societies in literature, performing arts, performance, poetry and creative writing. In 2016 Danya attended a creative writing course at Writer’s Write. Her debut novel, ‘Escapist Techniques’, was launched on the 4th of May 2017. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Art in Performing and Visual Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand.