Blog Feature – ELove Poetry

This week, The E.i.N blog takes a break from writing, and goes on a Nairobi Fictionspiration Trip.  I will share stories from fellow writers from my area code (254). To start off the Monday is Elove Poetry with this scintillating story named: The Assassin’s Diaries: The Kiss of Death. This is a short excerpt: In […]

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 and […]

The Enchanting Violinist – 2

The Boiling Hot Day and Weaves with Celebrity Names Midday, the sun was high, almost suffocating.  The television newscasters were calling it an equator equinox, such a fancy name for boiling-hot, as in, step-out-into-the-sun-if-you-wanna-roast days.  The heat wave was making her stupid. Nyambura heard the fans working overtime above her.  Still, it sorta felt like […]

The Enchanting Violinist – 1

Multi-tasking : Gotta Make a Livin’ There was no water in the house. Nyambura sat at the dining table fighting the urge to scream.  Frustration was hard to escape.  Her Nairobi home came outfitted with two huge three thousand liter tanks, indoor plumbing and even a washing machine.  Granted that the washing machine and indoor […]

Longing to Heal the Earth – Day 13

Longing to Heal the Earth  People don’t realize the earth is…alive, her grandmother would say. Before…when her grandmother was young, the world was lush green.  Thick trees grew tall, so tall, one couldn’t see the highest branch.  Green grass in fields, vast and wide, as far as the eye could see.  Her grandmother would run down the […]

The Hyena’s Marriage – Day 12

Prompt: Three children are sitting on a log near a stream. One of them looks up at the sky and says… The Hyena’s Marriage Three children sit on a log near a stream eating sweet ripe mangoes from their grandmother’s garden.  Mango juice runs down their chins, none of them stopping to wipe it away, to […]

Day 2 – Words: Conversation: Inspiration

2 – Words: Conversation: Inspiration My sister woke me at the crack of dawn today.  I don’t do well with mornings without coffee.  This determined fire cracker got me out of bed, dressed, and out the door…all these without a cup of coffee.  I give her props for the feat.  I’m incredibly unsociable without coffee.  The […]

Day 1 – Sweet Six O’clock Sleep

1 – The Great Robbery of Sweet Six O’clock Sleep A bird whistles in the distance, melodious beauty cuts through the heavy veil of sleep.  Senses alert, the freezer in the living room hums to life.  A series of mechanical whirls fill the silence of the house.  They said the thing would be silent that first day […]

October Snippets – The EA Friday Feature

Beautiful October is coming to an end, and this month the EA Friday Feature writers have been letting their creative juices run wild.  The plan in October was to write without a prompt, and instead let the creative juices run.  Each participating blogger wrote 1,000 words on Friday, of an original story that fit their […]

The Girl with the Golden Smile – Final

Part 8 – On Love, Waiting & Realization The thing with love, Nicholas thought, is that it didn’t come like in the movies. There was no spark, no wave to wash over the heart like magic. Love at first sight, he scoffed.  Yeah right. He’d never subscribed to that piece of lunacy. All he knew […]