Why Didn’t You Kiss Me?

I stood there before you. My heart pounding. Head giddy. Waiting. Hoping. For what I thought was about to happen between us. My pounding heart was in my hands. I stretched it out to you for you to take it, this heart of mine. It wasn’t in perfect shape, not in the least, but it’s all the heart I had. […]

I’m Pregnant

A phone call. That’s all it took to transform my life from that of a carefree youth to a reluctant adult with a basketful of responsibilities. The ringing phone threatened to disrupt the engaging show I was watching on TV. For a moment, I considered ignoring the call. A glance informed me the caller was someone I enjoyed talking to. […]

It’s Okay, Babe

I was ready with the excuses. You don’t give me sex on demand anymore. You don’t do that thing you used to do to me in bed. You don’t shave your legs anymore. You don’t smile and perform happiness when you come home from work. The list of don’ts was long. And I was ready to unleash it as soon […]

I Can’t Leave My Husband

They say that the script goes like this. Stage one, you get married. Stage two, you are happy and even believe that marriage is the best thing you could ever have done with your life. Stage three, you have babies. Those adorable cute angels. Stage four, love fizzles out and your husband starts cheating on you. Or you start cheating […]

Ten Minutes of Incorrect

I need to be stopped. Because it could happen. I could be minding my own business. Wearing my mask, sanitizing, and washing my hands as frequently as possible, you know, keeping COVID at bay? I could be going the extra mile to social distance, and then it could happen. One of these days, I could fall in love with you. […]

Lose Me

You should pay attention more. Because if you did, you’d notice what’s happening here. You’d see how my skin crawls when you touch me. I bet you haven’t noticed my mm-hmm’s when you’re busy fabricating a lie. I’m agreeing with you. Right. I get insulted that your lies are so blatant. You don’t lie well. You don’t give me your […]

Give My Husband Back

The year is 2018. The time is 11:37 PM, on a Monday night. The location is somewhere along Kandara Road in Kileleshwa, Nairobi. I step out of the shower, I dry myself, tie a towel around my petite frame, brush my teeth and slip into my nightgown. I then settle on the couch to watch an episode or two of […]

Mother, May I?

You had sex last night? Yes. Why would I care– wait. Was it consensual? Yes. We both wanted it. Good for you. Very much. We’ve been dating for a while now. You’re smiling. It must have been good? Oh, it was. He is so, so– I have no words. It’s none of my business– He kisses so well. My whole […]