Opinion

BEING STOOD UP

The coffee is getting cold. The streaks on the side of the cup going down slowly, something to do with viscosity, because of the four teaspoonfuls of sugar you sweetened the cup with. It wasn’t always this cold, the coffee. It was hot once, so hot you couldn’t even slurp Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

NOT UNTIL WE CARE

In a country that prides itself in having a weekly solution to all the problems that disturb us, the latest one seems to have everyone on frayed nerves. Almost all government employees are daring it to touch their payslips, and the debate is moving from the real issue, an unsustainable Read more…

By Victor, ago
Fiction

MINTS AND THE MISS

She smells good. So good i don’t think i’ll open the windows, just so her strawberry-scented perfume doesnt waft away. The excitement i have is not because of the unwatched, third season of ‘Scandal’ in my bag, but because she sat next to me. There were lots of empty spots Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

THE MAN ON A BIKE

When I was younger, and in primary school, I hated school. Most pupils thought I was wierd. I read too many storybooks. I didnt talk to people. I didn’t wear ‘Bata’ shoes like them. I walked home as opposed to taking the matatu for five shillings, which I saved to Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

A COG IN A WHEEL

I worked in a food processing factory once. A cog in a giant wheel. A cog in worker boots and a funny hat. Working was a good experience, taught me the value of hard work and attention to detail, cause i always figure out that at least once in your Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

ARE THE TICKS WORTH IT

I was irritated when it went off. Whatsapp i mean, when the two ticks didnt show, and i was texting my friend in mother tongue. Its so fun to text in a language that you have to spellcheck and put umlauts and stuff on. I was sitted with my grandma, Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

The bags are heavy, but he offers to carry them for us. We grab the lighter ones, and he leads us to where his bus should be parked. He tells us his name is Jethro, i find it funny, but i stifle my laughter, the bags are heavy, and I Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE

So you are at home, and your mum calls you to her bedroom, she complains of a headache,nausea and dizziness. She asks you for the painkillers on top of the fridge, and a glass of cold water, you oblige and see to it that she takes the medicine. Twenty minutes Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

THE SHIRT

You hate the shirt you’re wearing. Its white with green stripes, and you hate green. A girl across the street looks at you funny, “its obviously cause of the shirt”, you tell yourself, you walk faster and lower your neck in an attempt to hide the collar. It doesn’t work. Read more…

By Victor, ago