A Life in Pieces

A lady fondles with her toenails. She has a nail clipper in her right hand. She is seated on the couch beside what looks like a display of nail ware. There is nail polish, nail file, nail scissors, nail varnish, nail bar and others without names yet. She just finished doing her fingernails before she … Continue reading A Life in Pieces

Rejected

People who have not been close to death should not speak about it. Death is an academic Degree; you are only an expert when you have survived it and won the hat. Personally, I know death. I have seen death. I have dressed the scent of death on my body and ground my teeth in … Continue reading Rejected

Guns

  Then again, we are all children.   Fighting with our mothers and fathers about education, drugs, and wrong choices. Rebelling against rules, claiming we are grown-up and moving out.   Fighting with our brothers and sisters, trying to put out past trouble fires but mostly trying to make ourselves feel good and superior.   … Continue reading Guns

Upside Down

I was born a boy, or at least I thought I was until I had my first period at age sixteen. I was used to boy cardigans, shorts, boxers, vests, shirts and the like. My background was a humble one, where the only thing that mattered was that we had food at the end of … Continue reading Upside Down

A Day in Nakuru

Just about the time you get to the junction at Bahati that separates those willing to go to Solai and those about to move to Bahati and beyond, the pressure changes and the scent of something very familiar fill your nostrils. Nostalgia kicks in and all you want to do is tell everyone in that … Continue reading A Day in Nakuru

Tales of Trails

I am a slimy snail, slugging away indolently across a wet piece of wood in the month of April when the rains come down hard and washing away January and February's transgressions.   I leave a trail behind me which contains pieces of me, my DNA and tales of my mistakes and misfortunes with human … Continue reading Tales of Trails

Green in your Eyes

It begins with a nibble at the tip of a cookie, a tiny puff at the edge of a lit cigarette or a pinch of a powdered flour into your whisky glass.   First, everything is noiseless, perhaps too silent. Then the edges start to fade off into an approaching mist on the horizon. Just … Continue reading Green in your Eyes

Three Figure Confession- Part Three

  Three Figure Confession- Part One Three Figure Confession- Part Two Father, somehow I have learnt from the school of life, if you really need something and you are determined enough, then nature always conspires to give you your desire. A man like you would call that God. Well, there is this other part when … Continue reading Three Figure Confession- Part Three

Three Figure Confession- Part Two

Three Figure Confession- Part One   A short period after joining campus, I realized that my dream was not only getting laid. Among all other things I wanted to write. Write better than Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, Philippians and Galatians. I have to say father, I really adore the writers of the Bible especially … Continue reading Three Figure Confession- Part Two

Three Figure Confession- Part One

  Bless me father for I have sinned. It has been three years, four months and five days since my last confession.     It’s funny father that you call me child and I call you father, soon someone is going to be calling me father and I will be calling him/her child. So you … Continue reading Three Figure Confession- Part One