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Kwani Hunitrust- II

It was a beautiful morning, so beautiful she had to call in sick. Her boss already knew of her migraine problem, so getting away with this little white lie wasn’t the hardest of tasks. From where she lay, with Kinuthia’s sheets sparsely covering her body, she could tell she had slept well into the morning…

Kwani Hunitrust?

He glances at his phone again. 20:27 hrs. He could feel his impatience getting the better of him the more he waited. He knew seeing her again was the biggest mistake of the year so far, but she wanted closure and he wanted her out of his life, so maybe doing as she wanted one last time…

Here We Go Again…

The more ‘new years’ I experience, the more familiar they all feel. Of course every year brings its own share of novelty and new experiences, but as the years pile up, I can’t help but feel as if I’ve been here before, presented with the same opportunities of chasing new versions of myself. And to…

Stories From the Internet- Vol.2

I’ve been told that the reason why we wake up when death visits us in our dreams is that our brains don’t know how to recreate the death experience. Makes sense honestly, because how could you mimic an alien experience? Right? It would be like trying to describe a colour you’ve never seen. To recreate…

Ipo Siku

His eyes feel grainy, as if they had fallen out into a bucket of sand and he hadn’t gotten all the particles out. He knows that he shouldn’t have stayed up for that long but you know, shit happens. It’s colder than he thought it’d be, and the chilling breeze hitting him from the open…

When the Mirror Lies

Part of the human condition is failing to live up to the beliefs and standards we hold close to our hearts. We spend years building avatars and castles of what we should be like, or what our lives should be like such that our failure to embody a certain mode of being or lifestyle causes…

Stories From the Internet- Vol 1

I still see her contorted face sometimes. I don’t even have to actively think about her or the incident, it just happens, and the disturbing images bombard my head out of nowhere. It was nothing anyone could have seen coming, and I bet anyone that was present that day still has occasional nightmares about her…

Till Debts Do Us Part…

I’m at the age where any conversation I have with my older relatives has to somehow find its way to my marital status. They don’t like the fact that according to the Kenyan Government, I’m single. My grandmother one day took me by my hand to her chicken coop, pointed at one of the voluptuous…

To More Stories!

It’s a little absurd for me, even to this day, that when someone asks me what I do for a living, my answer isn’t that I’m an Economist. Seems it doesn’t really matter that I spent 5 years drawing graphs and studying why Ksh.1000 could pay your rent and dowry 30 years ago but it…

Stewed!

Long ago, in a valley amongst the hills, a lamb was born. His mother, a young ewe, was one of the few animals that brought forth life on that fateful day. The shepherds broke into a dance that night and took beer in celebration of their growing flock. But this one lamb wasn’t like the…

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