The Client Meant for Me

Her biggest challenge in life, was not running a business, she was managing that. No, her challenge was getting a decent access road, one that didn’t flood, or get muddy with each flash of rain. She needed money to fix the access road to their home. Her business could not afford it as an expense, yet. She couldn’t get a loan, so it was not a quick fix.

Cera’s Fruit of Life

Dust sifted in a fine cloud covering her forehead.  Cera closed her eyes fast, tasting fine red soil on her lips.  She blinked away dust and continued her climb up the steep cliff.  Fingers grabbed at roots and jutting rocks that felt sturdy enough to hold her.  She wedged her foot into crevices, always reaching. Continue reading “Cera’s Fruit of Life”

Atlantic by Phil Dass

Atlantic Reta eased her running, slowing the treadmill, as she let her muscles relax in relief. Two minutes later, she went to her yoga mat for cool down stretching exercises, nimbly extending her legs and arms as far as she could.  Then she lay flat on her back on the yoga mat, her face andContinue reading “Atlantic by Phil Dass”

The Man named Bobby

A Man Named Bobby There was a man who lived in a not so distant past. I will call him Bobby. Bobby was born into a poor family, the first of seven siblings. The one his parents put their faith on, that he would bring good fortune to the family. Bobby lived as a goodContinue reading “The Man named Bobby”

Picture Perfect

This story has taken a lot longer to publish than I thought, but here is an excerpt and hope you all look forward to reading it: *******   Eric focused his lens on Beth as she prepared for her wedding. He locked away his emotions, snapping pictures as the woman doing Beth’s make-up ran aContinue reading “Picture Perfect”

Short Stories Week End

A Week in Short Stories This week has been Short Stories Week on this blog. There are so many short stories, I’m sure this small collection amassed this week is barely a dent. I had a great time getting to see what other writers were up to. Here’s a summary of the stories checked outContinue reading “Short Stories Week End”

The Tow Away – Short Stories Week

Happy Friday. Today’s short story is courtesy of Wamathai.com. A story by the name The Tow Away. The Tow Away by Awuor Attyang Hot, stinging tears trickled down her face. She put her hands behind her head and scanned the small crowd that had gathered to witness her predicament. All had been well; a sereneContinue reading “The Tow Away – Short Stories Week”

The School – Short Stories Week

So today, I’m late with the day’s short story, but that’s because I’ve been hanging at NPR.org. in their readings section. So much to read. Today’s short story is called The School by Donald Barthelme. The School from Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme One day, we had a discussion in class. They asked me, whereContinue reading “The School – Short Stories Week”

Within An Inch of Heaven – Short Stories Week

I found this third feature through Story Zetu.  Bunmi has a website full of his short stories and as always I had a great time reading through them, in search of that one which caught my attention.  The story I chose is called: Within An Inch of Heaven.  Below, is a short excerpt; Within AnContinue reading “Within An Inch of Heaven – Short Stories Week”

Story Zetu/ Fatima- Short Stories Week

Today, I feature a blog by the name Story Zetu where I discovered a variety of short stories that left me breathless, amused, and thoughtful.  I stumbled on it when I was researching Spoken Word Events in Nairobi, and got hooked by the short stories and the views of the writers at Story Zetu.  TheContinue reading “Story Zetu/ Fatima- Short Stories Week”