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”

I Dream of You – Free Story

I Dream of You by Elly Kamari Summary: Janet Kerira has been dating Timothy for a year and a half and he’s never told he loves her. On Valentine’s Day, she spends the day worrying because Timothy hasn’t called her for four days. He left on an assignment four days ago and hasn’t called, messagedContinue reading “I Dream of You – Free Story”

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014- Plan to Enter Now

If you’re a writer, here’s an opportunity to expand your writer’s profile.  The 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 is around the corner.  The chance to enter is now. About The Commonwealth Short Story Prize Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging voices which can influence the decision-making processesContinue reading “The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014- Plan to Enter Now”

Bitter Sweet

Harsh realities find us when we’re least expecting them. A few minutes ago, her world had been perfect. Sitting in her cousin’s living room, cheering on her country in the London Olympics marathon, she was visiting to see her cousin’s new baby. The plan was to have lunch, play with the baby a little, andContinue reading “Bitter Sweet”

A Sardine in a Delicatessen Store

She walked briskly along her street headed home.  She was late; it was almost nine o’clock, the night pitch black, the street lights barely lighting her way.  Hands folded tight against her chest, she bit her lip and trudged along the uneven path leading to the farm house.  She cursed bureaucracies for the umpteenth timeContinue reading “A Sardine in a Delicatessen Store”