CHIKO

THE SHOE WILL NEVER FIT

There has never been a funnier time to tell someone ‘you are going places’. Its difficult to go anywhere in this country right now. I can’t even go to class, the weather makes it difficult to get out of the blankets and on the slim chance that you do, you have nothing to wear because … Continue reading THE SHOE WILL NEVER FIT

AISHA

Interesting title, don’t you think brother. Initially it was Hey Brother, but I figured you’d ignore it like you have all my previous ones, so I went with a title you would never resist. If Pops were sill around, he’d smack you if he knew where I picked you up from last night. I can … Continue reading AISHA

Hang On

It is 4:59 am and no, I didn’t just wake up at 4 or 4:30. I have been awake since 8pm last night. All nighters are part of me right now. The semester is that bad, and I am a mess. You should see me in my baggy shorts, ankle socks and SpongeBob hoodie. My … Continue reading Hang On

For love, by love

Sharon, Sharon get up. I understand that you are confused right now, but everything will make sense soon. That right there is you, your physical body that is, trying to recover from a bullet wound. My name is not that important, just know that I am related to Cupid, and yes I am in the … Continue reading For love, by love

Crimes Of The Heart

Looking at the teddy bear on the floor, I realized three things; there’s a streak of white around its neck, its eyes are too big for its head, and there was a dead baby next to it. I must have stabbed it like seven, eight times. Nine, but who was counting. Okay ten, I stabbed … Continue reading Crimes Of The Heart

Your Honor

Your Honor our new normal dictates that to be part of the world today, we can’t truly live in it, we just have to sit down and watch it from a distance, and watch it through our foggy glasses because we can’t breathe properly through our masks. We are only forced to come out to … Continue reading Your Honor

String me along

You ever blinked so hard that you felt like your eyeballs were being sucked into a vacuum cleaner. Then you tried that again and the feeling is gone, so you start blinking severely, and you start looking like a fool having a seizure. Let me rephrase that, have you ever found yourself waking up at … Continue reading String me along

Maybe

Have you ever wondered why the first letter of the alphabet and the first letter of the word alphabet are both a? You have, then you must be very insane and for that reason wendawazimu wote tupatane nyuma ya tent, nimewafichia soda kadhaa, and as we take them you’ll have to explain to me in … Continue reading Maybe

Uko wapi

“Uko wapi?” Someone texted just a while ago. I have been told time and again that the answer to this question is entirely dependent on who is asking and where they are asking it from. I am from replying this text and I can’t help but smile because I’m at three different places. My mom … Continue reading Uko wapi

Dear Sister

To Sally, Hi sis. I miss you, we all do. For some reason all the letters I write you always get sent back. I think its because I have been writing the address on the envelopes in small letters. This time I will be sure to use very large capital letters- TO SALLY IN THE … Continue reading Dear Sister

I Did It!

“Dr. Martins was in her office that afternoon when Steve went in for his appointment. An hour went by and they were still in there. I got tired of sitting by and the mental health magazines in the waiting area were just not doing it for me. I reached for the door to try and … Continue reading I Did It!

When I Find Her

I have this thing where I shut my best friend and a few of my closest friends off from my love life. Part of me really wants to tell someone about it all, but a greater part of me likes things as they are. Honestly, I kind of enjoy the looks on their faces whenever … Continue reading When I Find Her