SHE CAME, SHE SAW…

She sat quietly in the middle of the congregation, her notebook in hand with a pen ready to write as the Reverend taught. Today she was feeling a little worried and so far, into the middle of the sermon she had not written anything leave alone the book of the day. She had left him sleeping and went to church …

UNBALANCED

 “So babe when am I allowed to cheat?” “What the hell are you talking about?” “You know what I am asking, when am I allowed to cheat?” he said the words slowly as if trying to let them sink in. He wanted her to get the point before making any other decision. “Where is this coming from? Why are we …

BACK AT IT AGAIN

Hello, I don’t think we were ever meant to be, not by any shot. The circumstances we find ourselves in don’t allow that, they don’t nourish that, they don’t encourage it and will never allow it to flourish. I can’t say I am sorry nor do I regret being close to you but some relations are just that-no next level. …

IT HAD TO BE DONE

“So where do we go from here?” “I for one, either hell or heaven. Do you think I am fit enough for heaven?” “No, but again you still have a chance. You do know all you have to do is ask for His forgiveness. Just humble yourself before him. He is always waiting for you to reach out so that …

SEEMINGLY DEAD

He woke up to find himself on the chair; his head ache so did his neck. He looked around the house and noticed the clothes on the bed, the dirty dishes on the sink and the repetitive droplets of water from the tap. The bucket was filling to the brim as water kept dripping in it. The sound it made …

FANTASY NIGHT

“Don’t mind me asking but are you mad Celine?” “What the hell, of cause I’m sane. Where is this coming from?” “The last time we talked you made it very clear that you never want to see me again. You went ahead and unfriended me on every social media channels. As if that was not enough, you had to change …

THE COFFIN MAKER

Mr. Maliki was unusually quiet for today. He had his earphones on and worked from morning without uttering a word. His apprentice was mechanized at long last as he had to watch his movement and hand him any tool from the toolbox. He was to be extra keen today not to mess up anything that would warrant a confrontation. They …

SHE SMILED AT DEATH

That day we waited for her arrival from Nairobi at the bus station. It had been ten years since she was last at home. To her mother this was a special occasion. We were at the station as a family except for her father. Her mother was seated under a tree shade waiting to hug her daughter. It had been …

WELCOME TO OUR FUNERAL

Hey you, By now you will be at home happily waiting for me, eagerly checking your phone for any message from me. You will stare for a while at the wall clock trying to count to a hundred waiting for the second arm to move. You would have grown tired of the movies; the TV shows would be of bitter …

DESOLATION UNTOLD

                                          “So this is it, no kiss, no hug?” “I guess so, we had it coming, love. It was just a matter of time. We did our best.” “I just feel like we could try more. Don’t you want to see it to the end?” “This is the end, we cannot go any further. This is the destination for us, …