Sharon Mogoaneng

My name is Sharon Mogoaneng, I am from a small town of Benoni in the East Rand, Gauteng. I am thirty-three years old and currently living in a small town Pullenshope, Mpumalanga. I am an administrator by profession but I am also a writer. I discovered writing when I was in grade nine, when there was a writer’s competition at my high school. It was like a light bulb went on in my head but I have been a reader most of my life. I have written two short stories with POWA and a dozen more with  I am inspired by Shakespeare – weirdly enough his book (Romeo and Juliet) was the first to capture my interest when I was four or five years old, picked in an old trunk at my grandmother’s house in Limpopo. I couldn’t even read then but it had pictures in it that fascinated me, especially the characters’ style of clothing and the tragic death at the end of the book even the man himself with his long, styled hair. But I only made the discovery a few years later watching the movie, resembling the pictures in the book as what had me enthralled at five, I loved the language also. I guess I aspire to be like him or Jane Austen. I would love to be remembered through my life’s work, long after I am gone and that to be my legacy to generations to come. As I know now that anything is possible, if you believe hard enough and are willing put in the work, but the journey continues.

Sharon Mogoaneng: Loss

Death be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrowDie not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou […]

Daily Thoughts, 15/08/23: K – Drama

I enjoy watching K drama a lot. It all began late last year, occupying my days like nothing else on Netflix. And as I watch it – mostly the romantic […]

Made the Bed

I was at home after a short course that took me away from my boyfriend Mthobisi for three months and it felt like a lifetime. We talked on the phone […]

Anniversary, Love Ignited

She should probably go back to the house. It was clear that there was no anniversary lunch or dinner happening.