HEY FUTURE ME…

The other day I was attempting to clean out my writing material (bunch of papers and booklets I have to reluctantly discard because my cat thinks they can be an occasional litterbox) and I came across something interesting. Well, interesting is a gross over exaggeration. I found my high school diaries. As the tough, zero... Continue Reading →

PEDESTRIAN SALES WOMAN

As it is fast approaching the middle of the year, I have decided to get started on my New Year’s resolutions. Particularly the one where I was supposed to “get out of my comfort zone”. To be fair to myself, I have already done some of that. I recently joined Instagram. A platform I had... Continue Reading →

ABOUT NAIROBI, PEDESTRIAN KNOWS BEST

It’s March, the month of my mother’s birth. It got me thinking a lot about motherhood and maternal abilities. And of course, how I often compare Nairobi to an evil step mother from a Disney cartoon. But I am beginning to rethink that. Perhaps Nairobi, like Rumpelstiltskin, she is misunderstood as to her intentions. And I... Continue Reading →

2016, YOU GOT PEDESTRIAN GOOD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Bus terminuses are blessedly empty. Shopping malls are draped with starry twinkling lights. Huge Christmas trees adorn the lobbies of malls and hotels. Delightfully teasing us with wrapped empty boxes as though daring us to get lost in the abyss of their shops to buy even more... Continue Reading →

PEDESTRIAN’S RIGHT TO IMPERFECTION

WARNING: THIS IS A RANT Lately I have been under a vast amount of pressure to deliver perfection. The stupid thing is- it seemed I was achieving these unspoken levels of excellence beforehand but now something seems to be amiss. The even stupider thing is that these parties who are demanding this of me won’t... Continue Reading →

FROM PEDESTRIAN, WITH LOVE

Uselessness comes in many forms like the ‘EA’ in tea, traffic police on a closed road, Aladdin’s Uber account or a kamusi[i] when listening to Lumumba. However, I find some tidbits very worthwhile. Snippets of street wisdom that make life in my city just that more bearable. And I thought it my civic duty to... Continue Reading →

OVERLOOKED PEDESTRIAN

I guarantee you have asked this question at least once in your life. “Why not me?” The answer may not always be what you want to hear. The other day, I submitted a story to a website that was calling out for short story submissions by unpublished authors. The selected finalists would win a cash... Continue Reading →

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