Courting Trouble (#Wattys 2018)
" Is he for real?" she thought, reaching out to her inner voice.
"No, you must have hit him too hard or something." The voice replied and Malisha burst out laughing.
"Duke, I know you're crazy, but this is insane." She said, gesturing to his awkward position on the mat.
"I am very serious, Malisha." He responded, not bothering to dignify her other accusations with an answer.
Malisha kept smiling at him, as endless possibilities flooded her mind, until her gaze settled on his eyes and the smile was completely wiped off, all colour draining from her face.
Malisha, is a single mother. She has led a dreary life as the black sheep of the family and as if things were not bad enough, she finds that society shuns her including her former best friend,Duke, who loves to taunt her at every turn. Will things change? Will Duke turn on a new leaf? Is there hope for a better future?