Dar Diaries
It’s Great Being Useful Again

I am back in Dar es Salaam, there is nothing that prepares you for the heat.  The shift from 9 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees is such a shock to my system. But I am also beginning to realise just how fast my body is adjusting to the heat of Dar es Salaam, I can

Flash Fiction Life Mkate Nusu
Sworn Friendship

“BURP!” Lenny roared through his apartment startling Boo, the dog, who lay by his side on the couch. “And here’s one more for you!” He smirked looking at Boo who stared back oblivious to the stench that was about to hit its nose. Boo lifted its paws to its nose and quickly dashed to the

Comedy Flash Fiction Mkate Nusu
The First Night Runner

Nyakundi couldn’t resist the urge, it was a moonlit night and the village was fast asleep. He needed to take a dip in the calm waters of the river. He quickly walked to the river, looked around to see if anyone else was there. He peeled his clothes off and steadily eased into the waters;

Flash Fiction Mkate Nusu Slice of life
Canned

“This is self-inflicted punishment”, Rachael remarked. “What is?” Dot retorted. “Drinking coffee to stay awake and binge watch episodes of Prison Break!” “You’ll live.” Dot was dismissive. “I haven’t worked all week. I keep running to the bathroom to sit on the can and sleep.” “That’s gross”, Dot snorted. “You have no idea! The occasional

Flash Fiction Mkate Nusu Tragedy Violence \
For May

“Everything is always a fight with you!” Kennedy was fed up with John’s endless temper tantrums. “We all have bad days, but not every damn day Is a bad day! Why do you have to take a dump on my parade every single day? Can’t you just be happy for me?” Kennedy hollered. John started

Fantasy Flash Fiction Mkate Nusu
The Adventures of Willy Nilly

Tears streamed Jonathan’s eyes; he sighed heavily and closed his eyes steadily laying himself on to his rucksack propped up like a pillow in the college quadrangle. He breathed heavily soaking in the warm afternoon sun. His breathing steadied and his mind began to drift. As he breathed in he started to feel warmth in



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