Creative Writing · essays · Uganda

In the flower of youth cut off

A thought settles in my mind and insists it be written. Ignored, the thought screams, pitta-pattering around incessantly until I yield. This is a little note on a young lady I met over 20 years ago. Annette was short and stout and brilliant. She was feisty like many of the Budo girls I met –… Continue reading In the flower of youth cut off

Africa · Community · Creative Writing · essays · Femininity · Love · Motherhood · Uganda

To love a woman

“To really love a woman, to understand her, you gotta know her deep inside. Hear every thought, see every dream, and give her wings when she wants to fly …” Three guys got a revelation; Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange. These guys wrote the lyrics to this song. “Then when you… Continue reading To love a woman

Creative Fiction · Creative Writing · Love · Short Stories

Young attraction : a short story

What is the feeling you feel when you're young and attracted but can still count your age in single digits? “Do you think he is handsome?” I froze. My eyes circled wide like an owl perched on a branch. Could he hear my heart furiously thumping against my skinny rib cage? I clasped my hands… Continue reading Young attraction : a short story

Love · Prose and Poetry · The Muse

Circle of Love ⭕️ ♥️

You stretch these arms to reach further  You see greatness in my doubt knitted phrases  You see my next paragraph - I don’t know the next letter You see my weakness and nod - “even that, I love that too” The frustration hidden in silence - you see it all the time This unrestrained force… Continue reading Circle of Love ⭕️ ♥️

Community · Feature Stories · Uganda · Writing

Coffee and a Watoto cookie – the “Prince of Peace” cantata

It is official, 2020 delivered good, bad and downright ugly packages. However, watching the live Watoto Christmas Cantata (Prince of Peace) under a blanket, sipping on a cup of coffee and on a different continent? Now that was a good! With top notch choreography and stage production attention was centered. While the sound men set… Continue reading Coffee and a Watoto cookie – the “Prince of Peace” cantata

Community · The Muse · Writing

The quiet coder

April 15, 2020 Someone said, “Don’t worry about your quiet friends being lonely, they are probably enjoying themselves.” Quiet people can be mysterious. They absorb information and hoard their thoughts sometimes making the more talkative types uncomfortable. “What are they thinking?” “Are they happy?” “Why didn’t they respond?” Under no pressure to perform quiet people… Continue reading The quiet coder

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Ugandan Empathy

Ah! My Ugandan friends, how are you handling the lockdown? Is it even a lockdown anymore? The way Ugandans are so wound up in each other’s lives I’m concerned about mental and physical health but maybe I shouldn’t be. There was this one time I’d taken mom to see the doctor. Nakasero hospital was wild… Continue reading Ugandan Empathy