Bad luck can follow you in a lot of places. When it follows you in a certain place several times however, you have reason to be worried. This is not by any means superstitious. It comes following a very logical analysis of the situation at hand. After a successful visit to Thika, the furthest place … Continue reading Wasted Waste.
It was not long after the 8% VAT was passed in the so-called Finance Bill 2018. I was enjoying the pleasant view of the landscape courtesy of the front seat of a bus already visualising the bomb ass day I would be having that Saturday at Blaze BYOB Summit, Thika. I heard the conductor asking … Continue reading Pumping.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Everyday is a time to share the message of suicide, of which most cases result from depression among other mental illnesses but this month, more efforts are dedicated towards the same. As we round up this month, it is my hope that at least one more will find a … Continue reading The Cave
Sometimes I'm sitting or focusing on idling when a message comes flying in. The beep sounds. After my fingers engage the screen to unlock, my eyes pass over the text and I see it. It's a request to write this or that. The topics tend to be hard and I struggle to milk my brain … Continue reading Touch and Go
She shuns physical contact. You attempt to touch her, like a millipede she coils. Sometimes, she runs away. She shudders at the thought of random body parts associating with hers. Her circle is small because of this. On a day like this, not many years back, a man popped her cherry. Without consent, maybe to … Continue reading The Chosen One
My mind wanders. It likes roaming here and there. Unlike my body, it is not lazy. My mind enjoys being in different places. Sometimes too dark a places. The good thing is it informs me that my brain is working and perfectly at that. In the moments I decide to bury my nose in a … Continue reading Smell of Death
Darling, Darling. Now that I think of it, you should be Dear Friend. Dear Friend is what your title should have remained from the very beginning. I blame my weak heart for falling for you. All the same I'm stuck on Darling. I'm stuck to Darling like the narratory hare that got stuck on the … Continue reading Darling, No more
I love chapati. Chapatis are darling to me. My love affair with this delicacy wherever it set off, I'm truly gratified it came to pass. Why would anyone's favourite food be pilau? The inventor decided to throw in a clump of spices in their rice dish one day and voila, presented pilau! When one is … Continue reading Squirmage.
Darkness. With it comes the beauty of the night. Well, sometimes. People go to bed wanting, craving rest. Peace. For some, this works magically and they are those who exclaim how pleasant the night was. How they would kill for a bit more of it. Darkness. For others, it is the time they are most … Continue reading Hounded By Ghosts of You
They had been sitting on a hilly spot Where lush green grass lay as if planted individually Above them, the sun shone it's strong afternoon glory They didn't feel the rays pressing through their clothes Wanting to leave a little imprint on their bodies They didn't care for sunburns on their melanized skin To seek … Continue reading Little Pink Box