Distant: A micro love story

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(Nadia Bormotova)
(Nadia Bormotova)

Small love. Big love. Skinny love. Toni Morrison’s “love is or love ain’t, thin love ain’t love at all”. Early in the morning love. Love and honour your parents love. Love at the ends of its tether. “I can’t do this anymore” love.

Here Nomtha Ndyoko considers virtual love making as a part of Arts24's series More Than One Kind of Love. 

WARNING: This content is aimed at a mature audience and contains strong language and depictions of a sexual nature.


Our screens are where we burn offerings for our love

where we profess the naked core of our fantasies.  

I turn around. Propelling the camera to full view. 

Shining the light onto my behind as he revels in it breathing heavily.  

"what are you doing?" I ask.

"I'm coming." He says. 


Nomtha Ndyoko also known as Umtha Namanyange is a musician, writer and arts activist from the Eastern Cape. She completed her MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.

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