Posts Tagged: Marriage

Short Stories
Through Her Lense
November 16, 2017
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Previously in Kagwe’s World… There is nothing like a falling out to remind you that Nairobi can be both a big and small town at the same time. On the bad days, when you’ve given yourself over to the spirit of pining, (or the spirits and the pining), you think about running into her. It […]
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If in Doubt, Call Mom
November 9, 2017
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Previously in 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 to make […]
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Melee
October 27, 2017
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Previously in Kagwe’s World… Sometimes, life hands you a gift when you’re not looking for anything. You’re just going about your business, worried about the same old things. Am I burning through money too fast? Is my job secure with all the instability at work? Why do I feel stuck? So you go out for […]
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Divergent Roads
October 12, 2017
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Previously in Njambi’s world… The smell of gasoline so soon after breakfast makes my stomach roil. We are at a gas station off Waiyaki way filling up for a trip over the long weekend. It is Kagwe’s idea to drive down to Nakuru for an evening game drive and spend the night. Tomorrow we’re heading […]
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Barefoot
September 14, 2017
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Previously in Njambi’s world… Daisy and I are running around in the backyard playing fetch. I was washing the cars when I noticed that her fur was matted, so I turned the hose on her. She doesn’t particularly enjoy bath time so when we’re done, I reward her with treats and a good game of […]
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The Pebble in My Shoe
September 7, 2017
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Previously in Njambi’s World… I can’t breathe. Something sinister is lurking in the room, something terrifying. My eyes won’t open. My lungs won’t fill with air. My hands are pinned down. There’s a boulder on my ribs. There are hands around my neck, dry, rough hands gripping tighter and tighter. I can’t move. I. Can’t. […]
Short Stories
Say Uncle
August 25, 2017
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Previously in Njambi’s world… To launch an arrow, you must first draw it back on the bowstrings before you release it. It’s just a temporary drawback before it launches into the air and hits the bull’s eye. That’s what I’m telling myself as I eavesdrop on Kagwe and his mother cackling in the living room. […]
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Gloves are off
August 17, 2017
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Previously in Njambi’s World… My mother-in-law is not a pious woman. You are more likely to find her holding a how-to guide on pleasing your man than the New Testament. At this particular moment though, she is holding a ladle dripping with thick soy sauce. She’s serving Kagwe’s second helping, by the looks of it. […]
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Something Broken
August 3, 2017
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Previously in Njambi’s world… The door to Ben’s office is ajar when I get there. I tap lightly and walk in to find Awiti, our elderly tea lady, serving the afternoon snacks. The hot rays of the February sun have turned the office into a sweltering box. The facade that gleams wonderfully on the outside, […]
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Thirsty Thursday
July 15, 2017
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On this sleepless, February night, I find myself standing by our master bedroom window, watching the quiet rustling of dried, palm leaves dancing in the mild breeze. The heat hangs in the air like an unannounced guest on a Saturday morning. I let the strap on my pink, satin nightdress fall off my shoulder, welcoming […]