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The Princess who Sells Shoes and Trains People

They say that there are two kinds of people in this world - royalty and commoners. And no, am not talking about Queen Elizabeth and her ilk. Rather, royalty here refers to people who dance to a different beat, a higher tune. During the dark nights of their lives, they…

Do the Other One. Its the Best for You

Crack the coded message in these words and sentences No. You cannot do that. You just can’t. If you try, you will realize that it’s not worth your trouble. Here is the thing, don’t stress over that. Don’t. Because if you do, you will realize that it was all for…

Thank you Frank for believing in Uganda until your last breath

Mr Francis Senteza Kalibala, popularly known as Frank was a nice guy. A strong guy. A man whose convictions were as strong as his muscles. That’s why he was in Uganda Presidential candidate Bobi Wine’s security team. Every day when he sprung from bed and sprinted to work, he did…

He is avoiding eye contact with her

He is avoiding eye contact with her, looking to his right, as if wondering why that tree across the street is dancing so wildly yet the breeze is gentle. All her attention is in the French fries before her. She is forking the fries with elaborate precision, focusing on the…

What's in His Bag?

2.37PM. Waiting room, Gertrude Children Hospital, Donholm Branch. The guy seated across me has a pot belly that is stubbornly evident despite the white baggy shirt that he is wearing. A black mask sits tightly on his face. His broad forehead is so high that it seems as if it…

Cancer on the Floor

I am seated in a black metallic seat right outside the chemotherapy wing of the HCGCCK Cancer Centre. But for the grace of God, I would be here for a chemo session, not to pick medicine for a friend. The reception area of this chemotherapy wing looks so spick and…