Category: Series

Weekly series by specific writers

Paper and Ink

Non First Date (4)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I still had the intentions of using the 90 day rule because like all my past relationships, I was afraid of losing you even before we truly began. Sure, by kissing you I had committed to the idea of you, but actually being with you, body, mind and soul? That terrified me. I was surprised that […]

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Non First Date (3)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Two dates later and we were more inseparable than before. We texted all day and were in a giddy world where talking had become the most important link we could imagine. You told me you hadn’t texted this much in years and I was pleased with myself. We did a few more group dates, and with […]

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Non First Date (2)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Our first date wasn’t a first date, but it was the first alone. After the group date, we were texting all day and late into the night. We were sharing moments and memories even as I pretended to myself that we were just friends. Eventually, you asked when you would see me again. I told you […]

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Non-First Date (1)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Of all the first dates I have been on, none has ever turned out quite this way. I met you on a non-remarkable day as I was going about minding my business. I noticed the spark of interest in your eyes but I wasn’t looking to get into something so I stayed as far away from […]

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“It Works For Me”

By Damali of Kyanjja Girls are very special. Difficult to say the least but they are special in their make. We had been at a picnic – just the three of us. Best friends since Buganda Road Primary School, even though I think Mariam and Jjuko were closer to each other. I did not mind. I had no time to […]

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A Human Stamp

By Damali from Kyanjja “Look, Carol, if you are going to be all feminist and insist on a BOB instead of a real man, atleast have a child. I can help you with that.” Kyazze was one of my newly found friends; you’d think we had known each other for decades but really, it was only a few weeks of […]

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Friday 13th

By Damali of Kyanjja: If you flirt with the devil you should be ready to sleep with him, or that is what they say. Who “they” are is a different matter and a discussion I cannot indulge. But, and this is important, there is no rule that if you flirt with the devil you should sleep with him, unless of […]

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He Loves His Wife

By Damali of Kyanjja: I did what I knew to do best – ensure there was no trace of me on him. “I love you,” he said as he pulled his pants back on, walking towards me. “Thank you,” I said. “Will I see you tomorrow,” he asked. “Tomorrow?” Surprised by his question, I turned to slip back into my […]

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From His Arms to Yours (4)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I think love is crazy and people in love are one step away from the loony bin. Being in love with you was like a roller-coaster from the nearest sanatorium. Each day was like an escape through a different route. Anytime someone asks me the craziest thing I have done for love, I have to sift […]

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