Linda’s Diary: Entry 17

Sunday, 2nd March 2014, 6:15PM Dear Jennifer, GEORGIE returned home today. The kids – especially Harriet – were so delighted to see him back as safe as he had left. But I was on something else. I noticed that he was putting on the gold ring, and a strong repugnance against it suddenly struck myContinue reading “Linda’s Diary: Entry 17”

Flowers on This Field

Yey!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I’m finally back after such a long sick leave, thanks to God and the prayer and encouragement of friends. For those who wondered why the sudden disappearance, I had malaria and a small worrying indention on my head. Following a checkup, I had to take anti-malarial drugs and other antibiotics, and keep offContinue reading “Flowers on This Field”

Abominable Love

Opiyo and his companions moved stealthily through the fruticose rain forest in search of Apondi. Instead of wearing their normal royal regarlia, they were barechest and tying animal skins around their groins to conceal their nudity. They were four and they continued to scour the thick forest in search of Apondi, the beautiful adolescent girlContinue reading “Abominable Love”

Linda’s Diary: Entry 15

Friday, 28th February 2014 10:00PM. Dear Jennifer, Faith’s case was mentioned today and she was released on a five hundred thousand shillings cash bail (which I paid from my family’s savings). I decided to pay her a visit for a small talk. My lawyer told me that she was a bit reticent about giving detailsContinue reading “Linda’s Diary: Entry 15”

A Fat Fall

Yay!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ The weekend’s rolling on sweet, everybody. I hope you’re having a whale of a time. πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸš΅β€β™‚οΈπŸ›€β›Ήβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Ό As always, it’s time to eat and drink πŸ›β˜•πŸ₯‚πŸ§‰ and to take ourselves on a little tour to the moon. Let’s go.πŸŒœπŸ§‘β€πŸ¦―πŸ§‘β€πŸ¦½πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ Today, I thought about a high-school mate who loved eating like I had never seenContinue reading “A Fat Fall”

Revisiting “The Grab”

It is International women’s day and my friend Shobana Gomes reminds me that this poem would be befitting for this day. Women are such a wonderful and complex creation. Through their wisdom, they hold families and homes together and form part of every dream and future. I’m grateful for all the wonderful women I’ve metContinue reading “Revisiting “The Grab””

Against War, Against Timonism

I’ve heard the sound of feet matching,swords clinking and hearts shaking;terrible war merchants rushing,selling fear and death to the peopleat the cost of their blood and wealth;I’ve heard the rumbling of gunshotsand the tremor of artilleries, drones,zeppelins, tanks and flamethrowers;I’ve heard it all close to my doorand I’m cut to pieces with fear for whenContinue reading “Against War, Against Timonism”