Fantasy , Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu
Karma comes in small packages

“Tap! Tap! Tap!” There was a gentle but resilient sound at the window. Maggie had been trying to ignore it all night. At some point the irritation turned to fear thinking that maybe it was a witch trying to get at her for what she had done earlier to her kid brother. He was getting

Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu , Slice of life
Swahili – my childhood nemesis

Everyone was laughing. Again! I had no idea what the joke was about, everyone was beaming. Some joke it must have been, I hated the science class, the teacher and being in this school. I doodIed in my notebook as I waited for class to end. Mrs. Mugo always spent most of her time teaching

Crime , Family , Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu , Revenge
Death to Government

Things were thick! Really thick! The ‘Government’ had walked in and there was no saving grace. She had walked in through the door soaking wet and stinking. It was flooded outside and we had forgotten the clothes on the washing line which were now completely drenched. “What have you been doing all day Akinyi?” the

Inspiration , Life , Mkate Nusu , Odengo Living
I Can See Clearly NOW!

YES! I CAN! I REALLY CAN! Why do you talk like that? You are so opinionated! Do you ever wear dresses? You always have something to say? Women aren’t meant to be that tall. You sound like a man. Your expectations are unrealistic! Your standards are too high! This is how life is. Without money

Crime , Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu , Tragedy
No stone unturned

Image: www.theguardian.com The last candle had just been blown out. And Mr. Williams was walking to bed. As he steadied his bedroom door open, he heard a creaking floorboard and paused at the door, he listened intently for a few minutes, silence. His wife turning and sighing in her sleep disrupted his attention he walked

Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu , Romance
Dumbfounded

“You scare me.” Ted started. “Ok? How exactly do I scare you?” Noreen, was a bit confused, she thought he wanted this. “I can’t really explain…” “Try to, because I don’t understand what may have made you feel that way Ted.” “Like…like..what you have just done…” “What? Stroke your back as I kissed your face?”



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