Good Food & A Wedding in Kenya

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox "Lots of good food here," Chi remarked. "Yes," Albert agreed. "Where's the wife?" "At home stewing." "Stewing? Why?" "She's still mad at Jason and me." "You mean because he's engaged to the Kenyan woman?" "Yes." "Well, I can understand her being upset with him but why is she upset with …

Rehema’s Visitor

Rehema sat there on the floor with her knees drawn and her hands clasped around them, staring straight ahead of her. It had been weeks since Trishan visited her and she told him about her past. She would never forget the expression on his face when she finished her story and just before he said …

Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

Running into Rehema & the West End

"Who was that woman we saw as we were coming into the station?" Sarika asked as we waited for the train. We were on their way to see a matinee show of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap in the West End. I hadn't expected to run into Rehema so it was quite a shock when I …

Trishan Visits Rehema

It was half-past five and Aunt Savitri was in the living-room, relaxing and watching television. I decided that it was time for me to leave. "I'll see you on Saturday," I said. "And again on Sunday at the barbecue." "Yes, I'll see you then. Have a good week." "Thanks, you too." "Don't forget to take …

Rehema’s Story

Getty's Image I was sitting in my room thinking how lucky I was to be here in London. It seemed like just the other day when my world had turned upside down. I left my home in Kenya when a woman whom I thought was my friend told me about a job at Pathfinder International, …

And Then There Were Two

Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields He never imagined that when he left Kansas City a week ago that he would return with a wife.  Truth be told, he was tired of being alone, tired of going home to an empty place.  He needed a woman in his life and in his bed.  The moment he saw …

Zhang’s Story

It's no longer safe to be a Christian in China.  That's why I fled and came here to Kenya three and a half years ago. I found a church where there was a mixture of Kenyan and Chinese worshippers. That was where I met and fell in love with Aluna, a beautiful Kenyan woman. The …

Leopole Meets Jina

Nicola stood at the window, looking out. Her uncle was in his study. She was bored out of her mind. Frustrated, she went to his study. The door was open. He was sitting at his desk, watching something on his laptop. "What are you watching, Uncle Leo?" she asked. "Yesteryears and yardsticks, a fascinating series …

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 …

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