My first kiss of the year was at 12:00 am as everyone was shouting Happy New Year, drying their lungs in jubilation. I let the bottle in my hand touch my lips, emptying its content through my mouth. 2018 found me with alcohol in my system, nursing a hangover on its virgin day. With such … Continue reading Reflections
I am yet to know how people put others in their prayers. Do you tell God about this person with the name, a brief description or does God translate it from your schema and gets the memo? Ah, but God is Al-Aleem, the All knowing, the Omniscient. This should be a story of love. And … Continue reading Perfect Stranger
There has been talk after one man was slain by his girlfriend. No one wants to agree that it has happened. It shouldn't happen but it has. We are all driven up the wall, mostly by people closest to us. Growing up, your parents would smack you, causing your vessels to halt transporting blood for … Continue reading Revenge?
On my first night in high school, the school mum to the girl on the lower bunk came to tuck her in after we showered. I was in a pink silky-pretentious dress.The daughter was in pyjamas. We were chit chatting, when the school mum said that ideally, we should be sleeping naked to give the … Continue reading Go Commando!
I had come home for the holidays to meet a new house girl. Not a maid. House girl. They now want us to call them house managers. Yes, they. They who write down rules for us to read, abide by to the letter and ask no questions while at it. She was small. I thought … Continue reading With a Girl
The woman next to me is smiling broadly. Her teeth don't show but the smile stretches her lips all the way. A clown's smile on a pretty face.Her routine is sketchy but she is trying. I hope it is not her husband who has bullied her into sweating this way. She is smiling at me … Continue reading Void
Every reasonable person has it. A Kasuku, a basic need. Where we live, you don't wake up in the middle of the night, swaying out sleepily to pee. If anything, you have to be more alert at night. It is safer being in the comfort of your house, releasing the stream. In these parts, morning … Continue reading Oh Kasuku!
The holiday season is ripe. It is setting in. School-going children are splattered in malls unfortunately, instead of playgrounds. The slow appearance of mangoes in the market can only mean that December is a heartbeat away from putting the year to rest. Holiday destinations are being sought. Surrounding towns in the Coastal region and especially … Continue reading Outing
Touch your bazookas. Don't just touch them, feel them. Go further and experience them. Were they not given to you to own? Use the pad of your fingers. Include your palm. Know what's right with them so that when a problem ensues, you can pin it. Stand before the mirror. Look into it. See your … Continue reading Breast Aware
It is by the light of a candle that I sat, my just-turned adult blood running cold, tears cascading down my face as I watched my mother being clobbered in the proper sense of the word. You can read the brief here. I grew up being fascinated by the candle. I would light it up, … Continue reading Spread Light