To Eat My Cake and Have Yet Another Slice

Last year in December, I almost lost my mother to a home robbery with violence. The neighbors said they found her in a pool of her own blood and were shocked to find her still breathing. I never wanted to hear what exactly happened and each time my mum willingly recounted what had happened to…

Nomadic Transitions

In the past one month, I have traveled to and from Nairobi more than six times for one reason or another. It’s been exhausting, I’ve had drama with shitty transportation and sleeping arrangements and I even had my menses descend upon me en route one time. Perfect timing uterus! It’s been hard getting anything done….

Publishing Flops and New Strategies

Turns out, Wattpad is more full of shit than I had earlier anticipated. Formatting poetry on it is a bitch as it keeps adding or eating up paragraphs, and after many tries, I got frustrated and decided against it. I will post my poetry right here and when I’m done posting the about 12 poems,…

WATTPAD INSPIRATIONS

Wattpad is full of shitty stuff. No wonder my sister has installed and uninstalled it twice already by now. It however also contains gems of stories. After about a week of constant searching, you may be lucky to find two amazing stories to follow up and I must say I have been pretty lucky.

Beauty as Soul Food

Much of my teen and early adult life has been characterized by an uncertain and perhaps doomed-to-fail kind of future. My high school teacher had me choose law for my degree choices but I knew I would never go that way. I could never survive an 8-5 kind of career either; I knew this in…

COLD- Memories and Realizations

PROMPT : “Think of the word “cold”. What does it connote to you? Do you think of being sick or a cold climate? Have you ever known a cold person? Can you imagine how cold feels? Have you ever taken a cold shower or gone for a swim in icy cold water? Do you have…

WHEN WRITING IS MORE THAN A HOBBY

Journal 3RD JUNE 2014 I have recently been on one of my writing lows. The kind I totally avoid writing and tell myself things like “writing is meant to be fun; if you don’t feel like doing it, just don’t!” That was until I recalled my plan at the beginning of this year- the whole…

BALANCING DEPRESSION AND THE PUSH TO WRITE

I can’t seem to write…much. I wanted to say “anything” but that would be unfair. I do write a little. Nowadays I find myself looking for the slightest reasons to not write. I could be from shooting a film or I could have had a tiresome day and do I really have to write 300…

MY DEAR FORGOTTEN BLOG…

I have abandoned my blog for a long time. I know! The simple reason being- I just didn’t know what to post. I was busy working on another blog which is also a baby I love to bits (not a human baby- You know how I feel about those:-D) I have also been really caught…

52 SHORTS- Keeping Up

Hey guys, I’d like to say “So what?!” but I painfully notice I have skipped two Saturdays without posting a story for my project 52 shorts. And I do have good reasons for not posting; ranging from the laptop crashing to no internet access, but I hate making excuses so I will try to recover…

NANOWRIMO #writing when I don’t feel like

NOV 3rd entry Before writing (2310 hrs) I don’t feel like writing. It just hit me that I need to be writing- I have set myself to do 30 minutes nonstop from 11pm – 11.30 since November 1st  And today the very thought of writing plain exhausts me. But I made a commitment and I…

COMMITTING TO ONE STORY #nanowrimo

So I signed up for this novel writing in a month thingy  NANOWRIMO. Another shot at completing this novel I’ve put on hold for ever. It’s really about damn time I put it down in writing- if only to find our if I still have it in me to write a novel like I used…