Four O’clock Tea

She held the tray in her hand calmly as she walked into the room. Five men were seated a midst her boss, ranting on carelessly about the current state of affairs in the country. They were politicians you see, and they were among the best in the country. This was not the first time she…

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The men sat around the traditional brew, each with straw in hand. They were chatting casually, happy for the new occasion. Today, one of their own would be a greater man, Ibraahim was about to be a father. Ayaan was seeing scurrying from the hut to the kitchen with a bowl and a piece of…

Thika Road

Mark drove recklessly along the super highway.  Kenyans have the weirdest driving habits, he thought to himself. Everyone knew the right lane was for over taking, and yet here, in the super highway he trailed behind a Peugeot 504 that was in need of an early retirement. “C’mon!!!”he shouted, hooting at the car. The driver…

Bills and Marriages

“Wololo…to say the truth, I never thought that madam could do such a thing. I have worked in this house hold since I quit high school, and as you can see, I’ve become an old man with children himself,”he said laughing out loud. Njenga wore rubber gumboots, faded khaki shorts and a white T-shirt he…

From the skies.

They say angels come from the sky, that they are mysterious, beautiful and mystical. Jeff knew one, but she had fallen from the sky. He could still hear her words loud, ringing in his head, haunting him, like her words, her smile, her beauty her touch… She had called him, beckoned him to their love…

Death.

Julie had just tucked the kids into bed and was cleaning up the dishes. It was quiet. The kind of quiet that eats you up. Nothing but the clanging of the dishes could be heard. She scrubbed them with anger, as if they felt the pain she did. She felt a tear fall from her…

Innocence.

They say that madness comes with a price, that a part, a systems of ones being has to succumb, to accept the madness, and let it engulf them For madness to take it’s full form, one must think over and over and over again about it until the madness becomes the person. That is what…

Terrorist!

Three years. Three years he had waited for this moment, this exact time and opportunity to exact his revenge. And now, all he could think as he watched him fall to the ground, crying out in pain, was how weak he looked. For years he had imagine how  he would laugh, or walk away like those heroes…

Fears.

Fear. A feeling aroused by impending danger, pain or distress. Fear reeks straight into the core, causing the heart beat faster, the mind, inevitably going numb, and distress…oh what a feeling, what a rush! Amy could feel it. She could feel the fear create horrible scenarios in her head, she could see herself doing things,…

Gone.

It was a cold winter night. Leaves brushed on the ground, moving with the wind. The streets were well lit, but deserted. There was a night curfew you see. The country was in a state of unrest, with the new regime things had changed. In a struggle to state their authority, and with citizens resisting…

Daft, Ruined wreck.

Her hand groped the wall in darkness. She knew she was on her bed, in her boss’s house, and was supposed to be awake in the  next half hour to prepare that snotty child go to school. But she couldn’t move, she couldn’t lift a leg, the pain was too intense. She wanted to scream…