The Virgin Saviour 3

The Virgin Saviour 3

Chapter Eight Igwe Igodo could not sleep that night after Dibia Nzegbu left Amechi. He could not stop pondering over the measures he could take to quell the calamity that had over-taken his Kingdom. The priest of Amadioha who understands the language of the gods was lying sick in Amechi’s shrine. “What am I going […]

Love, when cold

Mystery of Love

Here I lay, beseeching The heavens to come and seize my breath. So the ghost of my Angelina will stop bewitching, But rather let me go back to death.   Let these miseries that has stolen my treasure My pearl, my angel, which has killed my sexual pleasure Will come to an end, So I […]

Spiritual Voyage

Spiritual Voyage

I sat on edge of the chair. My eyes rose above every, until I could see the stars. I glanced at my koala bear My eyes couldn’t hold the tears I held onto the pen, yet it juddered My urges to write lowered I missed the earthen oxygen And the dole of its return burgeoned […]

black-couple

Yearn

A boy once snuck behind a girl. “Yeah? What do you think of tears” he asked. About to land her stylishly swung step, she halted in shock. Her next comments would be very corrective; it was simply unacceptable for a stranger to sneak up to a lady in that manner. Synchronized with her lips, her […]

Orunmila

Orunmila’s Letter – Episode 36

It was a week to their white wedding ceremony and everyone was busy with various plans. The manager of one of the best hotels in Lagos was a family friend of Ireti’s and offered to rent the hall&garden for free,scores of white roses and fresh tulips were already ordered for by the wedding planner and […]

Shades Of Deceit

Shades Of Deceit III

  In the previous episode of Shades of Deceit *** *** *** ‘Have you been having trouble sleeping?’ The doctor asked, lifting his face up from his writing. Laide thought briefly about Sunday’s incident with the flashing phone light but decided that didn’t apply to the question. ‘No,’ she heard herself say, ‘is there a […]

Freedom Or Something Like That

Freedom Or Something Like That

The cell that housed us for eleven months was dingy. The edges of the small room stank of piss, the walls were smeared with shit from the asses of fellow inmates and the atmosphere in general reeked of six unwashed bodies. My fellow inmates were, practically, products of several months of confinement in such unpleasant […]

Abiku Metamorphosis

Abiku Metamorphosis

Abiku the child of circumstances O’ Arise your lusty spirit as day chameleon into twilight ghostly parade you stage on the sloppy hill decked in devilish sartorial with rueful clues written upon the sky. Abiku the reigning african deity your witty panegyrics, and funky mantra we shall duly say make not our home a harvest […]

Barivuray

Barivuray

Tribe – Ogoni; State – Rivers.  Papa told me to tell everyone to call me ‘Mary’ when we got to Lagos. ‘But why Papa?’ I asked, folding my tiny body into his thick, strong one as the bus ferrying us from Gokana to Lagos bumped up and down roads riddled with potholes. There was a […]

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