After The Storm

She wished for a voice blessed with the tongue of a goddess to whisper in her ear that she was dreaming, and then call out her name until she opened her eyes, smiling, happy to have woken up from this nightmare. But her eyes were already wide open and she saw not just Chris leaning […]

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After The Storm

“Remember that story mum used to tell us? That when you see a woman humming to a tune in the morning while smiling to herself and to everyone else, it’s because her husband did not sleep at night?” said Clair, loudly sipping her orange juice. Eve playfully raised the book she was reading to cover […]

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I Dreamt About Her

I dreamt about this particular Ex of mine the other night. I have no idea why, because I hadn’t spent my day thinking about her, or her down to earth shortness, which made me tower above her each time I stood or walked next to her. I hadn’t sat in a corner either, fantasizing about […]

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After The Storm

Tony loved the poignant silence that fell across the prison at night, so deafening that one would hear the sound of a butterfly landing on a leaf miles away. Lying on his back with his eyes partially closed, he thought about Eve and why she hadn’t visited him in a while. Every day, he waited […]

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Bedroom Bully?

It was a rainy night in heaven. God, spread on His majestic bed, stared at the ceiling, wondering how else to punish Adam. He at first thought ousting him and Eve from heaven was punishment enough, but He yearned for something more. Something that will send an even clearer message to the man and woman […]

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After The Storm

As she drove home that evening, her heart swelled with pride. The pride of being loved, of being wanted by a man who was obviously ready to risk it all just to be with her. Driving with one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the window, she stared at the road ahead […]

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After The Storm

Eve was seated on one of the chairs by the swimming pool, watching with pride as her son, Damian, taught his cousin Sasha how to float. Damian was a good swimmer and he had said it on many occasions that he wanted to become a professional swimmer when he grew up. He spent most of […]

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Meet My Boyfriend

With an hour to kill before my meeting with a friend, I walk into The Peach Hotel on Moi Avenue, close to Samba Club, to the sound of laughter and loud banter from the men and women irrigating their throats with tea, others with freshly squeezed fruit juice, others with soda, and others with, well, […]

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After The Storm

The sun was yet to rise when Eve woke up that Saturday morning. Tiptoeing to the window with a loud yawn, she drew the curtain to let in a tide of fine breeze, jumped back in bed, and grabbed the book she’d been reading before falling asleep—A Way Out Of No Way by Wanda Wright. […]

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After The Storm

The Reverend, seated on the edge of his bed, flipped through the Bible pages with a look of dismay on his face. He mumbled something under his breath before placing the Bible down to retrieve a pack of cigarettes from his pocket. With a cigarette sticking from the corner of his mouth, he thumbed the […]

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