Posts Tagged: Relationships

Short Stories
The Duke
January 11, 2018
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Previously in Njambi’s World … I’m clacking my heels down the hallway from the kitchenette, when I see him. It’s 10:00 AM in the morning and I’m feeling radiant like the sun. My foot brace finally came off and I can wear heels again. I’ve been swooshing my sleeveless, navy blue, chiffon dress across the […]
Short Stories
Ebb and Flow
December 21, 2017
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Previously in Kagwe’s world… Why is it, that if a certain amount of time passes when you haven’t spoken to some people, it becomes a battle of who will blink first? It has been five weeks since Mel left. She changed her WhatsApp profile photo to one of her at the airport in Cape Town, […]
Short Stories
Nights We Meet
December 7, 2017
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Previously in Kagwe’s World … I’m seated at the counter of a deserted terrace bar chatting up the bartender. She’s eyeballing me over her geek glasses, because I was uncool enough to ask what’s playing on the stereo. “It’s folk music. Hozier? No?” She scrunches up her nose. “What are you, like forty?” I laugh […]
Poetry
Unfazed
November 30, 2017
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    Amid the quagmire, noise and rush, I get a few moments of hush, Moments of silence deep enough To drown out the world’s huff and puff, Moments quiet enough to hear only the sounds Of our resonating hearts’ pounds, Resonating to the rhythm of a hum, A tune such as that of a […]
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 […]
Short Stories
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 […]
Short Stories
The Envelope
October 19, 2017
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Previously in Njambi’s world… 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 car. The breeze teases the […]
Short Stories Soul
Jezebel
September 28, 2017
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Previously in Njambi’s World… We’re seated in a small ballroom in Kilimani quaffing glasses of box wine before the open bar closes. Nancy and I forked up a ton of cash for this women’s seminar. The spirit of it is to have raw and candid conversations about the men in our lives. We are eating […]
Short Stories
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 […]
Short Stories Soul
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. […]