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Trigger warning: this post discusses experiences of pregnancy loss. 

My dentist is called Kinoti. He runs a swish dental practice called Upper Hill Dental Center next to Nairobi Hospital:  all-white interiors, professional, pristine, state-of-the-art equipment…bells and whistles. Over time

A Mad Bunch

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It rained in such thick drops it felt like it was raining wet sausages. Dusk was descending and the band at Geco Cafe was starting to fiddle with their instruments when I ran out, head bowed, into torrential rain.

Baby By Me

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An old friend I hadn’t spoken to in over a year texted me at 3:08 am to tell me he was at the hospital. They’d just had a baby. He was a new father! Of course, I wasn’t awake

The Rock

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He waited until after supper when his wife was sipping her dreadful green tea to tell her that he was getting another wife. Of everything else that he remembers of that evening, she remembers the light on her face.

The Ones Who Make It

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I wrote something but then touched the under of its wrist and felt a faint pulse throb. I wasn’t in the right headspace, I will admit. I stood over it the whole day and did what I could but