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In this life we run

Post Views = 1545It’s been a month now since a small seed sprouted at the heart of Karatina. A seed bought from a market. Full of old women. Round women. Women with turbans on their heads. Women whose hands are rough because of handling money, and to be specific a lot of coins, their huge breasts acting as banks. And …

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The hole in Elsie’s life

Post Views = 1219There are days in life when you can’t even construct a sentence. Days when even that which earns you the bread doesn’t seem to work. These are the days when laziness cannot be blamed for anything undone because no matter how much psyched up you are nothing fruitful comes out. You just feel empty. Emptiness that cannot …

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The interview

Post Views = 1074There are electricity poles hugging posters screaming of jobs everywhere in Karatina. On an extremely hot afternoon in summer, you plodding your way to town, aimlessly because sitting at home ain’t any better. Summers are extraordinarily hot. Hot that you wish to carry even a tree around over your head. The sun is out all through and …

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They live in our memories

Post Views = 1384Back in High School, The Nakuru High School, we made memories that will forever linger in our heads. High school is a great source of tales because we discovered ourselves at that particular stage before moving to varsity where life is discovered. George Kariuki was one of my classmates, dorm mate and cube mate. For that reason …

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Bad girls revised bible

Post Views = 1528Somebody’s son is going to end up in your hands. A son some parent(s) struggled to bring up properly. A son who you are going to handle, or rather try to handle because he is macho. One who will act honcho and you the missus, his labourer; the slave. But before you get him, the rough road …

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hitting on a girl

Post Views = 1321This world is full of desperate people. People who loneliness kills in the silence of their empty lives because we were not made to be islanders. Were we? It is not good for man to be alone, for he needs a partner to share his sorrows with. Someone who will like and love them the way they …

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