Stocktaking – Goodbye September

Word Count = 400

Estimated Reading Time = 2 minutes

Hello love. I don’t know about you but 2021 seems to be in a hurry to get done. Just the other day I was struggling through the worst New Year and now we’re talking of three months left to the end of the year. If nothing else I want to thank God for his grace and actually getting me this far. I truly did not imagine it would be possible.

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The Coat of Many Colors – Sudden Fiction

Word Count =560

Estimated Reading Time = 3 minutes

Once upon a time, when men conversed with animals, a rainbow appeared in the sky. God used it to descend to earth in the company of the lizard, his most trusted companion.

So pleased was God with the lizard that he made him a coat of many colors from the rainbow. The chameleon, who was watching in the distance however wasn’t. Which is why he asked God to consider another option.

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Beware the Chemosit – Flash Fiction

Word Count = 992

Estimated Reading Time = 5 minutes

Once upon a time, a hunter left his home to go and hunt bush rats in the night, for that is when they left their dens. As he was leaving, he instructed his youngest daughter Cheruiyot, who had a habit of sneaking away without telling anyone where she had gone, not to leave the house, especially at night.

“Beware the Chemosit,” the hunter said, “For it calls with its song and loves to eat children. Stay until I return and we shall have meat for supper. Leave and it shall be the very last thing you do.” The hunter warned Cheruiyot and taking his bow and arrow, left for the dark woods.

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Stocktaking – Goodbye July

Word Count = 513

Estimated Reading Time = 2 minutes 35 seconds

Hey love. July is over and hopefully the cold with it. I cannot wait for the sun to come out and blaze as usual. I’m just not used to having to put on so many layers.

In other news, I have been doing a lot better as far as writing is concerned. I made a short story submission to EkonkeSweet Little Virgins, which should be coming up soon. I’ll put up the link here as soon as it’s up.

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Mueni and the Singing Pebble – Flash Fiction

Word Count = 1,015

Estimated Reading Time = 5 minutes

One evening as the weaver birds sang to send the sun to sleep, Mueni’s susu (grandmother) called her and her sisters to the kitchen.

“The firewood is almost done and the men are about to return the cows. Quick, go and fetch some firewood from the big rock before night falls. But remember; do not touch anything in or around the rock. Pick only the wood from the trees that grow at the mouth of the cave.”

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