A tale of village love and tough choices by Millie Dok
The night is chilly and I knew it would be like this when I was leaving home but there wasn’t any viable alternative to make my kill. I had to dress, as I am dressed.
Kimani’s mind wandered back four days to that night at Hades, a jumping nightclub located in City Park. He had been tipsy and this person had sat next to him and started talking. Before he knew it, they had left the club and ended up at..
“Dear Mr. Death please consider me for your next shipment from planet earth, Amen”. They came again, this time sent by Mr. Death. The python coiled around her bony body and as it squeezed her she thanked Mr. Death for answering her prayer.
Good writing allows the writer to be taken seriously, and being taken seriously is always important in communicating ideas. If a person’s writing is awkward and clumsy, readers get the mistaken notion the person is that way, too.
Just before I send you into this week’s reading, I have a call out for all of you. There are certain things that every writer can do… to increase their visibility and open up doors for earning money through writing. I would like all of you to post in the comments section of the post on the blog, the things you think have helped you personally in this endevour.
Voting for this session closes on 28th July, 2009. After the 5th and 6th winners are announced, the judges will review the stories and on the 29th of July, a decision shall be made and the winner announced.
Well, then your votes are in, and the 1st winner is…. Click to see. And now for this week’s entries to the Story of the Week.
And now for this week’s reading, which I would like to remind you is part of the ongoing Storymoja Hay Festival Story of the Month.
The deadline for the Story of the Week has changed to Thursday 9th, 16th and the 23rd of July. These stories will be published on the Storymoja Blog and then entered into the Story of the Month Contest. The winner will get two tickets to the Storymoja Hay Festival. Enter now by sending in your story to blogs[a]storymojaafrica.co.ke