Posts Tagged: Friendships

Short Stories
The Ledge
May 9, 2018
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I see his car before I see him. Only, I don’t know that it’s his because there are a lot of V8’s in this parking lot and I don’t look at the plates. My assistant and I are hauling our equipment to the van after a long night of shooting our third annual aviation industry […]
Short Stories
Stag Fight
April 19, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… Saturday night I drain the last of my White Cap and duck into the night. As I back out of my parking spot, I hear a crunching sound at the back. The parking lot is tarmacked and there’s no reason for any crunching sound unless… I jump out and […]
Short Stories
Renaissance
April 12, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World … Saturday morning finds me standing shirtless in my kitchen with a strange woman. She averts her eyes from my chest hair and says, “Mama ako hapo nje.” This is how I find out that Njambi has hired help to clean the house, do laundry and iron on Saturdays. […]
Short Stories
Good Wives Club
March 15, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World… I clench my fists to quiet the trembling. I try to take a deep breath but my lungs refuse to fill up with air. My stomach feels like a gaping crater. I press my palms to my cheeks. I have to do this. I have to find out. I […]
Short Stories
The Unravelling
January 4, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… As told by Njambi * “So how was the vacay?” Nancy asks. I shrug. I don’t know what to say about the trip. We’re seated in her backyard having Chardonnay in teacups, because she thinks her kids will tell on her if she takes out the wine glasses. “Martin […]
Short Stories
If in Doubt, Call Mom
November 9, 2017
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… Every now and then, in chasing life’s summits, I come upon some loose rocks and find myself on unsure footing. During such times, it’s comforting to turn back to the warmth of my mother’s food and be a child again for a bit. In my mother’s house, it’s okay […]
Short Stories
The Envelope
October 19, 2017
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… As told by Kagwe . The gust of wind blowing through the J.K.I.A parking lot feels like that pop and fizz of a beer being opened. I’ve just landed from Khartoum; my hottest flight yet. I take off my blazer and hang it up in the trunk of my […]