Ganbatte

Your first text came on a Tuesday morning. It read, “Nko Pandya Hospital admitted”. This was followed by two pics sent by you to show the serious condition you were in. I was taken aback. Whatever happened to you was grotesque. This type of shcok was way worse than a pregnancy scare. It didn’t come…

Nijūhachi

I just flipped the page that said I was two years shy off the third floor just the other day. I’d like to re-read the return policy. Kindly Sir, can you take it back? It seems this wasn’t what I signed up for. Any address perhaps that I’d return it to sender? And press rewind…

Villain

They say I’m a pariah. A villain, an outlaw. That I wear a black hat with a certain pseudonym as my signature. They said I drove a grey dudu car with a faulty driver’s window in the gloom of the city’s grey skies threatening to break open at any minute. It was true that the…

Windy City

The clock’s thirty minutes shy off from striking 0300 hours. Glass of whiskey on your left hand and a half lit cigarette on your other hand. Standing on the balcony overlooking the parked cars below. It is quiet apart from the occasional stray cat crossing the road. You think of her. You think of each…

Waheguru.

You’d pass him for an ordinary gamer. He would normally prefer the Sikh logo in most of his skins and liveries. A rather quiet nice fellow I’d presume. He’s known around the gaming circles as Waheguru. An interesting choice of a pseudonym regarding his not close to an iota of being Indian. He walks around…

Kami No go Kago

Three weeks ago I received a mail from an anonymous lady who had recently purchased my books. At first I thought it was perhaps about the feedback, the whiskey was flowing and I was in a nonchalant spirit. Plus the food from the kitchen smelled good. It was during those ungodly hours where my sleep…

Substitute Teacher

Hey there. How has your day been? I hope it was as successful the way you wanted it. My name is Kazungu Kahindi, that does not mean much now, given I am new to you. However, Antony entrusted you to my care while he is away chasing dreams and the perfect bus pictures-he’s always had…

MV-JUVENNA: The Ship That Sunk.

“Chief, I thought I’d arrive late but I got to the diggz just on time. Three hours shy off the curfew hour. The only thing I will need right now is some Bourbon to calm my nerves. I feel sad that the ship sunk. There was no way whatsoever I would have saved it. The…

10

Today is the second day of October. It takes me back to when I was 18 years old. What a magical time in my life. Fresh into college & ready to rock the world.I, however, wasn’t ready to get cheated on and crash land into reality. It was all avoidable, if only I had the…

Answers?

Sometime back I visited a friend. Us taking that journey was not only an act of visitation but also an act of mourning. Our pal had lost his father. When we arrived he hugged us and said nothing. He turned his gaze away from us and held his head down for some minutes. He then…