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…

Finito

It wasn’t a smooth ride from the beginning. As most things, some days were most exciting than others. I would read the prompt beforehand and wouldn’t wait for the time of the day when I would sit down to write. Many times I experienced the “what is this supposed to be?” I thought about it…

Hurrah!

I’m EXCITED for: Ramadhan There is a lot of joy that comes with this holy month. A new chance to mend ways and get closer to Allah isn’t given every day to everyone. Only a few days away, I hope that I will see it to fruition, gain a little more in the way of…

Twenty First Night

It was a typical night in the month of July specialized by the fact that it was my big day. Cold, chilly. Having spent my day feeding on ribs and stuffing it down with ice cream, I was pretty full for the night ahead. After the mall, I passed by my place to pack a…