Love is the lightning the gods use to test men. You get distracted by the thunder and before you know it, you’ve missed the flash of light. Almasi told everyone this. It was his life’s song, like the sirens that came before him, he sang it to himself and more so to others, but they … More Almasi


Better he who loved and lost than he who fled from love, only to find himself in woe. Our people spew words of wisdom like one tossing seeds out of the mouth. Some say it is like eating ground nuts, the pleasure is in eating them one by one, and saying things that seem wise … More Almasi

10 Reasons Why: Truth

Javans was at the restaurant when I walked in. He was halfway through his drink, his tie loosened, his leg shaking- partly due to anxiety and partly due to his restlessness. The last text I’d received from him was “waiting, seated at the table by the corner.”  Maggie should be here.  I should not have … More 10 Reasons Why: Truth

10 Reasons Why: Blue

Javans favorite color is blue. He is also a Blues fan, not that kind of blue, Chelsea. He’s a fan of Chelsea and I know this because the number of times I have been dragged to those games or had my eardrums filled with statistics outweighs the countless times Maggie has told me I am hopeless. … More 10 Reasons Why: Blue

10 Reasons Why

I have had a crush on Javans for six years. If you think this is a long time, then Maggie says it better “that’s long enough for someone to get a degree and a masters, na kama ameenda Europe hiyo miaka mbili imetosha Masters na PhD.”  Maggie has no speedometer. She also knows how to … More 10 Reasons Why