CREATIVE WRITING

Six in the morning

Six in the morning

“Why are you looking at me like that?” That was the first thing on Wambui’s mind as she woke to find Otis, short for Otieno, staring at her. He stared deep into her eyes not knowing what he was looking for. A twinkle, a spark, an invitation to […]

#DearAbi This Is How A Heart is Broken

#DearAbi This Is How A Heart is Broken

Dear Abi, Hope you’ve been well and started the year on a positive note. I’ve struggled to pen this missive over the past few days, attributing that to either the complexity of the subject or the difficulty I currently face trying to write of late […]

I: Solitude

I: Solitude

We strive to devoid our lives of silence to avoid listening to our own thoughts ignorant to the fact that one can never be at peace without peace within. It is written “Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of […]

Only the Sun

Only the Sun

  Only the sun sees the tears trapped behind her eyes reads the emotions in her voice knows the story told in between the smiles and laughter.   You will never see her break assume that she is strong place all your burdens on her […]

Music from the heart

Music from the heart

What would you do, if given the choice between constant beautiful music in your ears or the melodic sound of your heart beat? How do you know you’re alive? Is it the rhythm of your heart, that sound you’ve heard since you came on to […]

Whispers from my Father

Whispers from my Father

His figure is etched onto my retina, haunting my dreams as I close my eyes in the darkest corners with my fears he rests in peace the jailer to my demons, the warden of my mental prison the lighthouse that guides me to shore.   […]

Saturdays with my Father

Saturdays with my Father

I Unlike most boys my age, Saturday was not a day for adventure, games or television. As I set out from school on Friday afternoon, I did not look forward to a few days without reading. There was no time for kati, rounder or cha […]

#DearAbi Make My Heart a Home

#DearAbi Make My Heart a Home

Dear Abi, I’ve been struggling to write this letter, over the past week, as the words don’t seem to make it from my heart to the screen anymore. It’s like every time I sit down to write, a dark fog clouds the clarity of my […]

Will you kiss me?

Will you kiss me?

When the moon hangs over the night sky and stars glitter its visage, will you sit next to me hold my hand as we listen to crickets chipping and try to discern planes from shooting stars.   Will you kiss me when the church bell […]

The Silent Voice.

The Silent Voice.

Escape. That’s all I could think about. Escape The voice kept saying. And for once, I felt weak enough to listen. You’ll be doing them a favor anyway It always feels like a burden being true to yourself. Those around selfish for pieces of you […]