Fan Fiction Excerpts

How silly, that they could talk of love and want and need, but the idea of a simple noun for each other was too complicated by half. Cat liked grand titles well enough. Hard not to when most of them included terms like Queen or Empress. But getting her to talk about more… routine labels hadn’t been very successful so far. Still, Kara mused, there was no doubt how committed Cat was to this relationship, judging by how much time they spent together.

“I know we started talking this morning, but this is so much more than a headline to me,” Cat continued, leaning in to gently tilt Kara’s chin upwards. “What you are to me? How I feel about you? We’re going to have to invent language for it, Kara. You deserve so much more than trite little words that I’ve wasted on other people. You deserve everything.”

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poem- alteration

Succinct.

Shawn L. Bird

It begins

in awe

a stunned staring

with a grin that expands

from mouth to feet

’til even toes are smiling

with delight.

It grows

in time

as kindly sharing

expands experience

from then to now

’til familiarity leads

to comfort.

It rests

in fondness

warm embraces

transcending miles and

knowing paths will cross

again.

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International Women’s Day Celebrations: Sauti za Mabinti, Mar. 8 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Nairobi Now :: arts, culture and events

Sauti za Mabinti
Date: March 8, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Free Entrance

SAUTI ZA MABINTI
Young women artists come together in a two-part production bringing to stage a diversity of artistic skills in performance poetry, spoken word, femcee, hip hop, rap, neo-soul and afro-fusion.

Kike Tele, an initiative that collects and tells stories about women, presents ‘The Edge of Womanhood’. The show is a performance piece scripted poetically that explores different stereotypes of women revealing the fallacy of stereotypes.

Performers include: Mwende Ngao, Rein, Raya, Amare Poete, Namatsi Lukoye.

Sauti za Mabinti is a platform to empower and promote young female artists.

‘The Phenomenal Women’ will be emceed by Anitah Raey, poet and presenter with Ghetto radio on the NiajeNiaje.

Performers will include: Her-She, Latisha aka Laty, Shikow Femi One, Samantha M-ill, Vivian Kenya, Basilica Wairimu ‘Taamic’, Lilian Ayanga aka Pluto and Judy Ogake aka Sugar.

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Devon Windsor, Lexi Boling and Katlin Aas for V Magazine Spring 2014

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Car Trouble (Part 1)

So there I was in the middle of the road waiting for my brother to come help me change my flat tire. For all my somewhat butch tendencies (wear plaid once and suddenly you’re butch. Well that escalated quickly.) I had neglected to master the art of changing a tire. Waiting for my brother irked me and I vowed to myself that the next time I was in the garage I’d get a lesson in changing a tire and minor engine functions. Besides I’d always wanted to wear a beater and coveralls while wielding a wrench and looking like I was effortlessly oozing sexual innuendo. I blame Michelle Rodriguez from Fast and Furious.

Suddenly, a car pulling up jolted me from my musings. Sure it was daylight, high noon even, but kidnappers had no set schedule and I was a paranoid fucker. The driver’s door opened and a pair of Ferragamo pumps followed by smooth brown legs appeared. Eager to see the owner of such amazing legs, my eyes tracked upwards and saw a stunning brunette dressed in a Versace a-line dress. Now I dress like the broke college student I am but that doesn’t mean I don’t know couture when I see it. Joan Rivers helped quite a bit. Plus my fetish for drooling over well dressed women. Whatever, you do it too. Heck even the gecko that lives behind your bedroom door does it too.

So anyway, the unknown lady comes out of her car and in a voice that would make you sell your baby, asks me,
“Car trouble?”
She has to repeat the question because I stand there gaping unattractively for about ten seconds before choking out an answer.
“Uhm..yeah, flat tire”
“I can help with that if you like,” she replies.
I eye her outfit dubiously. Her blouse alone looked like it cost two months of my salary. When I worked over time. 7 days a week. And survived on boiled water and my next door neighbour’s kitchen scent. You get the picture.
“You sure?” I asked hesitantly.
“What, you don’t think I can change a flat tire?”
“No, no, it’s just that…” I trailed off gesturing to her pristine expensive blouse.
“Oh that?” She smirked. “I can take it off.”
More unattractive gaping was my response.
Car Trouble