By Tabitha Makumi,
“I would like you to give a talk on what’s like to be a writer,” I laughed when a friend of mine who teaches at Riara University asked if I could advice 12 year olds on writing.
“Wait, what?!” That was me "flabbergasted" by the idea..the word is slowly growing on me. I could just use astounded but nah...flabbergasted it's.
“Did you zone out on me,” that was her staring at me waiting for some sort of response...reaction...anything...(sometimes I tend to do that….lose trail of my thoughts when someone is talking)
“Did you say teach 12 year olds how to write?” and that was me hoping that's not what she meant. Because, really?
You are at your friend’s apartment…it's Thursday evening, say around 8.30ish, you’ve just finished eating some home cooked meal, you are sitting at the sofa watching “Amanpour” on mute and your friend (who means well) has just brought up an idea you would like her to drop asap. (Btw, why do they call it "Amanpour" when she is not even hosting the show?...love her though)