Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu , Slice of life
Retail Therapy

Shana walked into the shoe shop and smiled, she saw those stunning 3-inch heels she had been jonesing for, for the last three weeks. Immediately she got a text confirmation from the bank that she had been paid, she melted.  Her face was engulfed with a huge smile punctuated by a squeal of joy as

Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu , Monologue , Romance
Time to Say Goodbye

“Here we go again! We are at the same place we really didn’t want to be. Why does my heart do this to me?” Nyokabi thought aloud as she sipped on her herbal tea. The peppermint was meant to be calming, but it didn’t seem to be working tonight. “He is my friend, we are

Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu , Suspense
Frail

“In the name of the father, the son and the Holy Spirit… Amen!” Everyone in the room chorused. Njagi rocked himself back and forth a few times to gain the momentum and finally whisked himself up. His knees creaking as he straightened up. His palms pressed against his knees, he hunched over to catch his

Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu , Tragedy
The Cost of Friendship

He sat hunched over on the cold concrete floor, legs spread in front of him tongue hanging out of his mouth panting like a happy dog. He grabbed the tail of his stained striped shirt to wipe his sweaty brow and dabbed his armpits. The morning sun had transformed the shed from a freezer to

Drama , Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu
Distress Call

“What is that noise?”  Auma wondered what the sound of jeering in the background was. “The kids are playing outside; I heard one called Rooney!” Mwende retorted. “Rooney!” Auma burst out in laughter. “Don’t hate, that parent was prophesying over their child. They wanted a football superstar in that house, you never know.” Mwende retorted

Family , Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu
Wish You Were Here

Betty pulled her handkerchief out of her pocket, tears streaming uncontrollably down her cheeks, she couldn’t stop the sniffling and coughing at the same time. She was running out of breath and finally gasped and chocked out her laughter with one hand holding on to her aching stomach. She hadn’t felt this alive in so



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