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Tears will dry

Tears will dry

I know you’ll cry as you read this. Let the tears cascade down your face messing up the make up that you had taken a lifetime to put on. You won’t care whether the tears fall onto the keyboard causing some electric malfunction in your […]

Death Misunderstood

Death Misunderstood

I met death seated under a jacaranda tree as Muthui’s body hang lifeless from the longest branch. It was a chance meet and I know I shouldn’t have been walking around at three in the morning but I just had to pee and Muinge would […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Do you know how it feels to give yourself completely to someone or something? To take that leap of faith hoping that there might just be some light at the end of the tunnel. Do you know how it feels to be there for someone […]

Timshel

Timshel

And death is at your doorstep And it will steal your innocence But it will not steal your substance A few weeks into our first year in campus, Brian’s body was found hanging lifeless on a tree outside our hostel in the wee hours of […]

Things we lost to the fire

Things we lost to the fire

It was by chance that he came upon her blog. He wasn’t looking for it but subconsciously there was always the curiosity to know what Kerubo was thinking. They say the eyes are windows to the soul but in this digital age one’s online space gives […]

My Father’s Gun

My Father’s Gun

This year’s Father’s day was the 14th without my actual father being here to celebrate it with. Time moves fast and all that’s left is a slight resemblance with the man I see in my mirror each day and a few memories from my childhood […]

Lemon Pancakes by @JudyAnnetM

Lemon Pancakes by @JudyAnnetM

We will have a beautiful church wedding. We will celebrate, look at the people as they look at us and think how lucky we are. We will get two chubby babies, and we will name them after our parents. I will want to name them […]

Twiga

Twiga

The night air was buzzing after the champions league final. We couldn’t sleep even though it was a few minutes past one  and we had to be up by six the next morning. In our cubicle, Ephraim, William, Ngigi and I discussed what had been […]