Pick Up

Eye contact: Not the awkward, angry type you throw at people you meet on the way because they are staring at you as if you are wearing their clothes. Or returning your glare or the kind you think about long after you have passed them. Do you know them? Do they know you? Were you…

Moments ’19

This year has been people for me. Through them, I got opportunities I would never have chanced on by myself. Through the various experiences I had, I learnt the art of saying no while saying yes to what could build me. When not uttering either, I worshipped silence. Elias Muhatia Like many people I know,…

Let It Go

It is probably best to say, this is not a preamble to the upcoming Frozen II. It is also best to mention that I have personally never seen Frozen. May I add, I have no plans to subject my bum voluntarily, to a sitting making this viewing possible. Or listened to the famous song, whose…

A Downpour Affair

I am the owner of two umbrellas. One black with grey inner lining and the other a sparkling bright-coloured tapering feet which I was gifted. Assessing my variety of weaponry against rain, I should be proud. Often times, I am not. The lack of pride determined by how I abandon them at home, not caring…

Spin and Roll

Four years is a long short time. Four years is enough time to do a wodge of things. Four years is time suitable for massive changes to occur. You look this way and on turning your neck, the four years have passed. In four years, the girl who joined high school with no breasts flaunts…

Self-preservation

I am not a good eater by many standards. I take forever to finish my portions. I chew slowly, you would think the food is not prepared to my liking. It is my chewing apparatus failing me. My teeth are slow-acting. They are lazy. They work as if it is a slavery setting and they…

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…