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Bass Weejuns On Tiptoes

Mosquito larvae shared gutter space with floating cadavers Chopped hairy thighs Grass had grown wild and roads were trashed Overturned dustbins -- mushrooms on the spiky hides of...

Wanja, Sunny and Me

It’s around mid-day and I am at home I am alone because the sorghum plants in our farm are the size of small child crawling and so mother is at the shamba weeding Reki, my...

The Night Cap

She moaned as he dismounted but it was more out of relief than pleasure He slumped face down beside her, heaving and apparently too tired to turn around There was no banter or...

Sabina

You met her on a bus Every day after work you sat in the tired bus Exhausted, you’d recline into your seat, hug the window with your eyes and will the bus to take you Take you...

Flames

Every time she told me that she loved me, I asked what she really loves But today when she held me this tight and said, "I really don't love you I don't know how to love Please...

Luminata

The day she came home, home being the small room where she’d moved into at the beginning of the year, to an email is the day everything changed It was the best day of her life...

Julian

I was new in that neighbourhood I came from the village to work for this family as a house help The first morning after arriving I was instructed to rise early and prepare...

Dead Love

After the call, and without thinking again, Festus, my only son, took the glass, half-filled with hydrogen cyanide, studied the highly noxious solution for a minute or two, and...

Waiting To Exhale

Bahati slowly pushed the front door open, afraid to make a sound She peeked outside heaving a sigh of relief that no one was outside The watchman was sleeping in his shed Checking...

Jessica’s Lunch Date

After three years without even a wink from a man, Jessica will finally have a lunch date at 1 PM She should be excited, but she is not She’s apprehensive, confused even What...

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