Quickie

Juliet

(Originally published in the Saraba Magazine, Crime edition) The big toe on your left leg hurts It throbs with a pain so violent that you walk with a limp Your right leg steps...

Mugumo High

You stand out in the cold You have on a brown pair of pants, a white shirt, a soft blue sweater and a scarf Old clothes; clothes that fit on your frame perfectly; familiarity in a...

Lovelust

Looking into his eyes that night, she knew exactly what she wanted, which was unusual, because she hardly ever had anything figured out They had been friends for a while now and...

The Egg

You were on your way home when you died It was a car accident Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless You left behind a wife and two children It was a painless...

Selina

You sit across each other You on the worn out sofa, her on the sturdy stool Two of your little ones are playing, while the two older ones are arguing about whose turn it is to do...

Jano

He came out of nowhere: drink spilled on my dress, profound apologies from the drunkard, irritation on my part, an offer to buy me a drink, cursing and insults, more apologies,...

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...

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...

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