Distant: A micro love story

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
(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.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE