DANCING ON HIS GRAVE

By Anita Wairimu, Kabete, Kenya We laid him here three years ago. I come here fortnightly to make sure everything is in order. To ensure that the love of my life is sleeping in peace, and sleeping in a clean place, just the way he likes it. I usually come on time, at exactly 12:30 […]

THE RETURN

  By Kemboi Victor, Eldoret, Kenya When Benjamin Mugeni woke up, he was perturbed. For so many hours he had been sleeping and he could not reckon where he was. He thought he was going through his normal hangovers but one blink of an eye told him he was not in his usual bed. And […]

BEAUTIFUL CHARADES

By Beverly Masita, Nakuru, Kenya                                   Sitting in the corner and looking at people have a go at champagne and dance maybe wasn’t my kind of thing. Grabbing a glass and standing with one of the pretty girls near the bar, chit-chatting and pointing out matches with cute asses was my thing. See? Very fine line. […]

ZENTA’S TATTOO – FINAL PART

By Patrick Ngugi, Kabete, Kenya Part Three He opened his eyes, and this time the lights scorched his eyes. He let out a sharp scream and shut them tightly. He tried to lift his hands to cover his eyes but was unable. The hands were too heavy. Then, as full consciousness oozed into his body, […]

ZENTA’S TATTOO [PART TWO]

By Patrick Ngugi, Kabete Kenya Part Two I look at the butterfly-shaped tattoo on my right forearm and smile. It is beautiful, but it’s not the beauty that makes me smile, despite the fact I have been seriously ill for almost two years, totally confined to bed. But the butterfly reminds me of a time, […]

ZENTA’S TATTOO

By Patrick Ngugi, Kabete, Kenya [Part one] He looks so handsome today, Melvina thought amid the shimmering film of tears that threatened to run down her cheeks. She loved him so much that she could not even start imagining him being away for a day; leave alone the fortnight that he would disappear from her […]

WHAT THE PHONE THIEF GOT

By Josephine Kinuthia, Kikuyu, Kenya Sly Kimwaki lay on his bed, quietly listening to country music, which he loved. He was taking a break after a hard day’s work in town. It had been one of those fast-paced days. A soft knock on the door made him slowly get up. He was expecting his girlfriend, […]

THE CURSE OF RWARE VILLAGE

By Cecy Gaitho, Kikuyu, Kenya The land of Gikuyu and Mumbi is blessed with an abundance of food. Mwene Nyaga is said to have met His people at the great Mt. Kenya which lies in the beautiful land of Kirinyaga. It is here where elders would offer sacrifices to appease Him when a calamity befell […]

TEARS OF REGRET

By Victor Kemboi, Eldoret, Kenya I saw her alighting from a Mercedes C200 and I concluded she was one of those town lawyers. She was smartly dressed in a blue skirt suit and she covered her head with a shawl. I did not even identify her because she was also in some sunglasses that covered […]

  ONE-OFF SIN

By Beverly Masita, Nakuru, Kenya You could say I was deep in thought as I sipped my coffee on New Year’s Eve. I was here early, drowning in coffee and music, reading blogs, and watching people have a go at life. I had had mine. One hour early wasn’t usual for me. I just sat […]