Abandoned

They met at a birthday party. You know the kind of parties where you're in attendance because you know someone who knows someone else affiliated with the birthday boy or girl? Yes, that kind of party. She'd been dragged by her best friend to the party who claimed that she should get out of her…

Re-vamped

Hello, it’s been a while since I last wrote on this platform and I’m trying to muddle through the art of writing once more. I’ll be posting some “new” pieces in a while. And I quote new since most of them are pieces I wrote close to an year ago and posted them on a…

A Rediscovery

This happens to be my first post of the year, and it comes close to five months after my last post. I have felt a disconnect from writing for a while now, but it has more to do with a disconnect from myself more than anything else. Truth be told I haven't known what it…

Gakenia

This previous weekend, I travelled upcountry, to my mother's side. She comes from Kahuti, in Kangema sub county. A place that holds such fond memories for me growing up. Those of you who've read my previous works know a bit about the place. My sister and I had gone to say hi to grandma. The…

Purity

#guest post Writer; anonymous What’s your virginity worth to you? I learnt something new today, dry humping. As in no dick penetration but yes cozy in his arms, heavily petting, no shirt on just my briefs, maybe probably almost had an orgasm; yes! I’ve been having sex then. Funny right, all this time I thought…

Note to Self

This is a note to self. A self which has undergone bouts of dark days coupled with heartaches. I’m calling them aches because breaks are kinda different. That pain that you can’t even sleep at night. You state into the empty space full of darkness as you feel numb, unable to cry because even tears…

Kūhoya irūa

Story time😁😂 So in my culture, when boys are about to transition from 'boyhood to manhood', there's a tradition called kūhoya irūa. It's literal translation is 'borrowing the circumcision'😂😂😂The boy in question has to go to his mama (Kikuyu for one's mother's brother; I really hope you got that😂) and 'ask for permission' to go…

Body Shaming

She's so insecureShe don't make love with the lights on so insecure she don't wanna talk about it no... The definition of body shaming is the practice of making critical, potentially humiliating comments about a person's body size or weight. Recently, a friend of mine,for purposes of anonymity, let's call her Clarissa,was body shamed by…

Dear Future Wife,

Image courtesy of Pinterest Dear Future Wife, I hope you’re keeping safe during this global pandemicI wouldn’t want to lose you prematurely😁Before we build the life that I’ve envisioned for the both of usIt’s been a shitty period, with all these travel restrictions (tough times)Pardon my French, I will curse from time to time… but…