No. It's not the one you think it is. The one who leaves you in her sleek black Harrier at the parking lot outside a shoe store in Kilimani to go get you one pair of Nike sneakers (courtesy of bowing to the ‘pressure’ of spotting King'ori sporting a pair he bought from a crafty … Continue reading Wamama
Surprise in the City
"Wangare come pick me up at Garden City." Wangare's iPhone chimes waking her up from her short and sweet nap. Her heart beats so fast as she tries to catch her breath. Her family had come to visit her. She was almost sure that her father had tagged along. She never thought this day would … Continue reading Surprise in the City
Sundials in the Shade
Men. That is enough of a statement to get me thinking about what goes on in their minds. I would want to pick their minds and understand what goes on between their ears. One scenario that never eludes my mind is when; our fathers are seated in the family get togethers silently nodding in agreement … Continue reading Sundials in the Shade
Nairobi by Bus!
[An Introduction] November 28th 2022, as I've been thoroughly reminded, was the last time the words I write found themselves on Manenoz. I'd like to tell you that in my hiatus I've been too busy to pick up a pencil and one of my many notebooks, but I feel like my guardian angel would shove … Continue reading Nairobi by Bus!
Shika Paka Power:The Cat Influencer.
The creature stretched itself lazily in front of its custom made mirror.With its one good eye,it scoped out the little room,shrouded in semi-darkness.Was this real life?Was it just fantasy?It recalled lazing on the plush purple velvet pillow in the afternoons while licking its fur to the sounds of Bohemian Rhapsody and the taste of freshly … Continue reading Shika Paka Power:The Cat Influencer.
Congratulations, Happy Birthday and Goodbye!
“It was his birthday last week,” she said, “and we used to do this weeklong birthday thing the whole 15 years we were together. I would send him a text after waking up, every morning of that week, and every evening before going to bed. Even if we were in the same room, sharing the … Continue reading Congratulations, Happy Birthday and Goodbye!
The Art of Storytelling:The Lottery.
I do not know about the most of you. About how you lived your nights or how you survived blackouts whenever our "dearest" (KPLC) was out on a routine maintenance of her incompetence. For us, we would tell tales and it was during these moments that we would hear all the craziest myths there is. … Continue reading The Art of Storytelling:The Lottery.
TAO-CHINESE CLASSICAL TEXTS Heaviness is the basis of lightness.Stillness is the standard of activity.Thus the Master travels all day without ever leaving her wagon.Even though she has much to see, is she at peace in her indifference.Why should the lord of a thousand chariots be amused at the foolishness of the world?If you abandon yourself … Continue reading
The scoundrel sat in a dingy, smoke-filled room, in a building more uptown than any other in the city yet most downbeat. As music played faintly and distantly on the vinyl player in the corner, he nursed his drink contemplatively. He gloated, in a twisted sense, at how the very bar he sat in was … Continue reading FATALE
Spend the Night with Me
They say people do crazy things for love, but I do crazy things for food. Specifically carbs. Specifically those made from wheat. I'm talking pasta, bread (like that pretentious-sounding but magical kwasson), cake, pizza, chapati. If food had celebrities, wheat products would forever be on magazine covers in perfect lighting and with expensive garnishes and … Continue reading Spend the Night with Me