Author: Veon Ngugi

Veon is a journalism student, a performing poet and a voracious reader. This is where i scribble my thoughts; Contact: [email protected]

No one ever spoke too loudly about it, unless they were speaking about it in code, then they giggled about it in huddles that were too huge to be considered intimate. When referred to in those huddles, the girls referred to it as ‘starting’. The first day I heard about starting, was on a Tuesday buried in the pits of first term. Science textbooks and an adequate teacher had prepped me, but the starting question still took me by surprise. On that Tuesday evening, the school was emptying into the field for Games and a pile of us were running…

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