Some of my favorite first episodes

It is a widely known fact that I will not any TV show that does not impress me on its first episode. Well actually, this fact is only known by me but I have been gaining a bit of weight and have become a bit wide so…same difference. Anyway, I have heard people say that…

Mother

A mother runs a mile, barefoot, looking for her child. She collects thorns. The soles of her feet bleed. She leaves bloody footprints on the dusty roads of kiambu. She calls out for little Tim. Silence. She pants. Her wound from the c-section hasn’t completely healed. Her breastfeeding girl Nyambura is home alone. She can…

Fourth wall

I have a sneaky suspicion that I am living in a romantic comedy. Unfortunately, the further along I go, the surer I become that there is a plot twist coming. It is really a tragedy. I mean, I have the makings of your average romcom main character. I wear glasses, I trip over my own…

Writing Is Actually Complete Donkey

First you have to have the story idea in your mind. The thing about minds is that they work like complete assholes and often don’t know how to organize themselves. So now when you want to write out your brilliant idea, your mind decides to remind you of that one time you fell butt first…

The Allure of the Psychopath

I saw someone ask why people were intrigued by psychopaths and serial killers and how people would want to know anything about those creepy terrible people. I get it. It is hard to understand what would be so interesting about some guy that killed a bunch of people and even ate some of them. It…

The art of being a complete f*ck up

I was the under-achieving first born among three other children and I had to grow up constantly being told by each teacher to be more like my brother or my sister. It takes a toll. I learned to embrace never being good enough. I wore it like an amour. I learned to take the “lazy…