She always trembled whenever we kissed. But this day was different. She did not tremble, and the kiss felt cold. Like it was forced on her. The passion was not there. I did not pay much attention to it though. Ruth and I were good. We had always been ever since we first met in … Continue reading Forty One Months
Maybe you are the kind of well mannered chap who would never sleep with their mouth open. Or you are the kind that would never sleep on their back - even though doctors and nutritionists have told you to. So one lonely Saturday morning you will wake up late because your alarm did not go … Continue reading Gone Like The Wind
My Dearest, I need a few seconds to sprinkle salt by the door as I chant your name. That should help me wipe the memory of you from my head. At least for now.
Along Geoffrey Kamau Road (the section of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Malaba highway that runs on the periphery of Nakuru town) there is a nondescript flight of stairs. It is tucked between two greasy walls painted in some shade of off-black (grayish, brownish, black). It might be considered the staircase to heaven. (Pardon my blasphemy) If you are … Continue reading Lunch – With a Touch of Pink
Among the memories I hold dearest to my heart are those I had with my father when I was still a child. Just a short while before this millennium rolled in. I was young and quite naïve in the ways of the world. I don’t think I even knew there existed a world beyond my … Continue reading My ‘Disco Mum’
One day you will realize that your conversations seem to be getting more intimate. Today she is asking you whether you’ve eaten. Then the next day she asks what you’ve eaten, and why you could not eat earlier than 9 p.m. Before you realize that she is locking you down, she will be dictating what you eat and when you should eat it.
It was like a dream to me. The feeling I had was really funny and weird. The sort of feeling you have in those dreams where you feel like you are free and swimming in a nice blue pool of water. Then when you wake up, you realize you were relieving yourself in bed. Then … Continue reading Strangers in this Life