Sex In The Light

The phone is ringing. The caller ID shows the name of the guy who gives you shivers when you spot him. When he sees you and smiles, you get the characteristic churns analogized with butterflies in your stomach. It is what they call a crush. If you had friends to tease you about the opposite…

Niqab: The Mask

There have been men with cars. They honk and when you refuse to acknowledge the peep peep, they slow their driving stopping beside you. Or infront of you. They lower the window and call out to you. You don’t work nights. You certainly don’t have a body whose view from behind could stop traffic on…

J for?

Jeremiah. Born in the age when parents uprooted names directly from the Bible. No afterthought, no modification. Parents then were so focused on the Holy book that names such as Dave, Tim or even Jeremy were unheard of. It had to be as it was written. The prominence of the practice of “Spare the rod…

Neshness

My most distinct characteristic yet has to be sensitivity. I ache from words. Words will be thrown carelessly. I will carry them in my heart for analysis later, ergo grudges. Sudden touch makes me jump. I have decided I will die from shock as a result. My reaction in the past informed this. I cry…

Zero Expectations

Back in the day, I spent a lot of my time on Facebook. I was not one of those “famous” people but I knew them. I even looked up to them. In my teen eyes, they had everything. The likes, the comments and the people to keep them flowing. Some of them were in relationships….

Tillable

I know I should start with explaining my location on the planet that is earth. Glued to my country is where and the no blog to read part is too emotional, even for me who identifies with being less emotional. Writing was supposed to be my go to buddy but the events of the past…

Eggshells

It is a bright day. The June weather has conceded to the pleas of the sun to display some of its glory. Some. Because although the sky is clear and there are traces of rays, it remains cold. A bearable cold has taken over the biting one. Today is the day to showcase a bit…

Pick Me

A friend and I were discussing a condition we suffer from. The word we had for it was paranoia. Although we had many assorted instances in which we let this word sum them up, one item was marked in both our lists. The opposite gender. We cannot walk in comfort for fear of a man….

God Loves Me

Your heart will be twisting and turning. It is burning but it is not heated. You will be eating your favourite meal, chapati accompanied by ndengu with a side of stomach settler, cabbage. Or at this point, trying to. You will be watching one of the local television channels because in your house, like many…

Night Shift

I am laying on my back. It is not my favourite position to sleep on but as tonight is proving, it is not a matter of bests. My body is worn out. I am simply obeying the control tiredness has over it. And me. I am not on the wheel tonight. It is a silent…