Month: July 2014

The first chapter .

She stood in front of the mirror. Her face was not clear in the morning semi-darkness. An old comb in her hand , some of its ‘teeth ‘ were missing.
“I don ‘t have money for a taxi,”
She spoke to the comb.
Her request, sorry, statement was answered by mumbling under a heap of dirty blankets strewn on the creaking single bed .
She combed faster, cursed at the wiry strands of hair that stuck to the comb.
Some of them had turned grey. No, snowy white.
“You heard what I said,”
This time she spoke to the face- powder can balanced on her thumb and fore-finger.
Another mumbling from the lump under the blankets. No movement.
In one swift twirl she was at the door. Burst out, and her thick, gumbooted feet stamped furiously on to windswept , dusty yard .
“Melinda ! Melinda ! Uyaphi manje?”
He stood at the door bare-footed. His oversided stomach peeked from under the old t -shirt that was his pyjamas.
The giggling sounds of children clad in uniform and back- packs strapped on their backs reminded him that his hairy legs were bare up to the croach, where a threadbare piece of what used to be underwear covered . . .


Hi there. I’m Luis Suarez. Here is my apology.

I would like to apologise to Mr Giorgio Chielini for biting him during a football match we played recently. It was an unprovoked and cowardly act to do. I regret ever doing it. There is nothing I can do to undo the pain and embarassment I caused Mr Chielini. I am so sorry for my disgusting act.

Let me also take this opportunity to apologise to Messrs Branislav Ivanovic and Otman Bakkal. I did wrong by biting these gentlemen in the course of a soccer match previously. Gentlemen, please forgive me. I was wrong .

I accept the punishment that FIFA has given me . It is justified for the offence that I have commited. I regret ever wasting your time putting together a disciplinary committee to charge me. Such time could have been used better in developing football and running the soccer showcase currently underway in Brazil.

I would also like to apologise to my club Liverpool FC. My misbehaviour is now affecting them since they cannot field me for the following nine months. For that inconvinience I apologise.

Last I would like to apologise to all football fans all over the world. Please forgive me. I will behave myself and promise that I won’t engage in the conduct of biting other players again.

Yours sincerely

Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz