Why Kenya?

Photo by Roger Bultot

“Albert, this place is like a zoo,” Chi said.

“That’s why the wife didn’t come.”

“By the way, how’s she doing since Jason moved to Kenya?”

Albert sighed. “Not good. She’s still upset that he moved there instead of to America, Canada or England.”

“Why Kenya of all places?”

“He always wanted to visit Africa so, when the opportunity came for him to work there, he grabbed it.”

“He’s working at a Chinese company, right?”

“Yes.”

“Is he dating anyone?”

“Yes.”

“A co-worker?”

“No, she’s a Kenyan woman living in his building.”

“How did your wife react?”

“She doesn’t know.”

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

36 comments

    • Sorry, Dora. I had to leave it there–for now. This story is a part of a series I have written about a young man from Hong Kong who is offered a job at his company’s branch in Nairobi.

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    • Yes, sadly it can be. She wouldn’t think she’s racist just because as a Hongkongese woman, she wants her son to marry a Chinese girl. However, Jason thinks she is and isn’t convinced that she could change. We’ll see, though.

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    • Thanks 🙂 Yes, there will be a sequel where Jason himself will tell his mother about the Kenyan woman. You can read the prequels to learn more about him and his life so far in Nairobi.

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    • She doesn’t know yet because of what her reaction would be but her son will tell her fairly soon. And as you said, hopefully, she will come around. It’s hard for some parents to let their children embark on their own journeys. Thanks, Brenda 🙂

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