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Twice Lucky

10 min read – a story from the village “Asiwo ochier. Asiwo has risen!” “Wululululululu!” “Asiwo ochier.” Frenzied shrieks rent the still air, chickens squawked, an owl hooted. Birds, chirping among the scarce trees spread along the shore of Lake Victoria, halted their melodies. A dark cloud hung over the entire village after the clearContinue reading “Twice Lucky”

Our Guardian Angel

(Departures: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Expected date and time of departure: 15th November 2014 at 10 pm EAT. Final destination: Brussels Airport, Belgium; port of entry into Schengen area: Amsterdam International Airport, Netherlands.) At twenty minutes past 9 pm, Kevin and I were inside the giant KLM 380 Airbus destined for Amsterdam. This wasContinue reading “Our Guardian Angel”

The Mind-Ruining Ruins

“This tree whispers, sees, and long ago before its immense powers decayed, it used to talk to fortune-tellers and sorcerers who sought its charm in solving their client’s complex issues,” Ahmed said; his face was expressionless despite the bewilderment registered on some of our faces. “Wait, what did you say? This tree sees and whispers?”Continue reading “The Mind-Ruining Ruins”

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