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…

Cry At Home

We interacted twice in person. Once in 2017 and next in 2018. She was not hard to notice. That first day, she approached everyone smiling, all bubbly as we got to know each other. There was a limp to her step. We were visiting the McMillan Memorial Library as part of the Writers Guild Kenya…

Characters

Crime fascinates me. Calm your horses, I have no plans of committing a crime. I feel quite confident I would do well as a detective or private investigator. I spend copious amounts of time watching investigative documentaries or reading crime related novels. I can’t help but marvel at the brilliance of some of these human…

Sole Soul

Love affairs always have a story in the background. My longest lasting one so far dates two decades or so. Let’s say one decade and a half for practicability. Unlike other people in relationships, we haven’t experimented much. We have been intimate but keeping it subtle. I am trying to level it up because I…