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 dayContinue reading “Day 1 – Sweet Six O’clock Sleep”

Koya’s Choice – 14

14 – Blinder than a Bat…Didn’t see it coming ’till he grabbed her arm Art and glass, Koya thought with a smile, trailing her finger over a delicate blue glass jar.  Sculptures, mosaics…it was endless.  She loved it all.  Wished she could take each beautiful piece to her home in Ndwaru Road, but that wasContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 14”

Koya’s Choice – 12

12 – The Past starts to take A Backseat Koya let go of Kim’s arm and stalked forward, intent on punching Charlie.  The bastard, how dare he— “Hold it,” Kim said, tightening his arm around her waist.  He restrained her against him. She struggled for a minute but then stopped when she realized people were watchingContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 12”

Koya’s Choice – 11

11 – I Miss You, I Hate You, I Love You Koya glanced up to see Adele and a man dressed in a white t-shirt and jeans walking toward them. “Oh no, here comes Addie,” she said with a groan. Kim chuckled and bumped her arm with his shoulder. “She’s harmless,” he teased. Koya shookContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 11”

Koya’s Choice – 10

And so…We’ll meet again…. Saturday morning dawned with bright sunshine streaming into the Dhal mansion.  Charlie came down the stairs in a cheerful mood, a spring in every step he took.  No one could burst his happy bubble, he thought as he jumped down the last step.  Today was the day he would get to seeContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 10”

Koya’s Choice – 9

The Odds and Ends…daily life… Late Friday afternoon, Koya sat at her desk in her office reading the contract Mahali Travels had sent her.  A soft knock came, and she glanced up to see Hana walk in carrying a rolled up poster.  Koya smiled in greeting at her cousin.  Hana came to her desk andContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 9”

Picture Perfect 15

Chapter 15 Sunday afternoon, Victoria parked her car in the parking lot and got out with a groan.  She was exhausted and her clothes were dirty.  Opening the trunk, she removed a kiondo filled with vegetables: her mother’s care package after the work-filled weekend.  She’d spent her weekend at her family farm in Kinoo helpingContinue reading “Picture Perfect 15”

Koya’s Choice – 7

Chapter 7 -Besties forever The Kalaha club along Naivasha road was Koya’s pride and joy. It had taken her two years to open it. Koya could still hear her father protesting against opening the club. She’d managed to convince him to accept the idea. Now the club was thriving and she loved visiting it afterContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 7”

Koya’s Choice – 6

6 – Living, living…really, I’m living Koya reached for her cell phone. She glanced at the caller ID and sat up in her seat. “Musa,” she answered. Our client is not happy. He wants to promote vacations; you’re making that difficult, why?” “I’m not, Miss Koya,” Musa said. “We’re reworking the pictures as we speak.Continue reading “Koya’s Choice – 6”