A Touch Of Spice

A Touch Of Spice


Keseima added a touch of spice to the pot of goat meat pepper-soup. She tasted it and smiled to herself, her mother-in-law would love it. She brought it off the fire and put a small pot of rice on, the smoke brought tears to her eyes but she bore it bravely. It could have been worse as her late husband Udeme used to say…. Udeme, the name brought bittersweet memories to mind. She remembered their first kiss, their coded jokes and their second honeymoon. He was so strong, so kind, and so thoughtful. She had thought it would last forever until that fateful Saturday three years ago. He was driving down from Port-Harcourt to see her at Uyo where she was doing a post graduate program in nursing. A group of nomadic cattlemen lost control of their herd, they ran across the road and a petrol tanker rammed into them. Udeme was two cars behind but all that remained of him was charred broken bones.

They tried to hide the news from her but it was only a matter of time. She wept uncontrollably for months and sometimes felt she was losing her mind. Three years later she still missed him but she knew he was gone for good. Her mother-in-law said it was time she considered settling down again as she was not getting younger. She knew that but it was not that easy.

At thirty-two she looked several years younger. She was 5foot 8inches tall with a full 40D sized bust, a narrow 26 inch waist and a generous backside. Her beniseed brown skin was smooth and shiny. Her face was oval shaped framing large luminous eyes that made grown men turn babies. She was a beautiful woman. Her friends made jokes about her being made on a Friday night; hence the extra care and exceptional good looks.

All through her teens she was always fending off male advances. Marrying had helped; in Africa touching another man’s wife was taboo. But young widows were fair even desirable game. Many loose men sought out widows because they were thought to be mature caring and sex-starved. One man had told her “You had better let me touch you now before you run mad from desire”.  Recently her desires had begun to worry her, she found herself craving a man and nothing she did seemed to quell it. Usually she would drown herself in work and only come home to sleep, but now she was on vacation.

She had been thinking of visiting a cousin in Abuja when Mama called to say she was ill. Instantly she knew she couldn’t be anywhere else. She had picked up some foodstuff and drove fifty kilometres to AdiahaObong Commercial Secondary School  Omum Uyam where her mother-in-law was the principal. She met Mama huddled up under a stash of blankets. The doctor had diagnosed malaria and given her some medication. She was a little better but the chills and rigors persisted. While Itoro, Mama’s maid helped with the tepid sponging, Keseima got busy in the kitchen. An hour later she was done, the savoury dish of rice and goat meat pepper -soup revived Mama instantly.

“Thank  you my daughter”Mama said as she pushed away  the empty plates.

“My pleasure Mama” Keseima replied

Itoro carted away the dishes and Mama retired to her room.

It felt incredibly hot and humid in the little bungalow.  She had to cool off somehow….Yes! She would go swimming in the stream!

There was a little stream inside the school premises, mostly it was just a part on the landscape but it also served as an alternate source of water during power cuts and as a quasi swimming pool as well. It was off limits to students and most teachers were too busy or too boring to bother. She hadn’t brought swim suit but she an old spaghetti top and a pair of bum shorts that would have to do. She wore an ankle length loose gown over her makeshift swimming garb and started off to the stream with a faint smile on her lips.

Thankfully the stream was deserted. She found a dry rock by its banks and removed her gown. Seconds later she was doing backstrokes in the balmy blue waters totally content.


Ubong noted the blue car parked outside the principal’s house with interest. It meant Keseima was around. Keseima, the girl he had to meet when she was married and had to want in vain. That had changed with the death of her husband. He had been about to tell her how he felt when he was selected to do to Dubai for twenty-six month advanced computer course. It was perfect for his career but a bad blow to his love life. He thought of walking up to the house for some sort of surprise visit but rejected the thought. He would find a way to see her without raising Mama’s eyebrows. Now all he wanted was a swim so he rode his mountain bike towards the stream.

He padlocked the front tires and rested the bike on one of the numerous palm trees . the last twenty or so meters were a steep slope best negotiated on foot. As he approached he could see a lone figure doing near perfect backstrokes. Something about the swimmer seemed vaguely familiar then he realised why, it was the woman he had dreamt of for the past two years. Suddenly his heart was racing and he felt his lips get dry. He dug his arms into his pocket and muttered under his breath” This is your chance brother, use it!”. He removed his T-Shirt and jeans and took a plunge. This was make or break.

Keseima suddenly noticed she had company. She paused mid-stroke and wiped the water off her face. Whoever it was must have dived underwater, she could see ripples coming closer…. Vwoooshhh!!!  She felt her feet leave the floor and suddenly she was being cradled in a man’s arms. She panicked and began to thrash violently until she heard him say her name.

“Keseima! EASsssssy” Ubong said chuckling “You would make a great cat you know, excellent scratching and screaming skills”

PUT ME DOWN! Keseima Screamed.

“I will in a bit” Ubong replied “but first you have to kiss me”

“What???” Keseima shouted” are you out of your mind?”

“Yes my dear I am totally helplessly thoroughly foolishly crazy over you” Ubong said “but that, my dear is another matter, first my kiss.”

With that he released her gently and encircled her waist with his left arm and grabbed the back of her head with his right. She froze. He nibbled along her jaw line, light feathery kisses that felt like flower petals, his arm were stroking the small of her back and lightly massaging her neck, her shoulders, and her arms. She felt herself relax and her body respond to his touch. He drew her closer still and then planted his lips on hers. She stiffened but he persisted till she had no more fight in her. She kissed him hesitantly at first but when he probed a little further she surrendered and matched his rhythm with hers. She felt something in her melting but suddenly it was over.

“That is better.” He said smiling “I missed you girl”

Her eyes fluttered open and a wave of guilt hit her. She had enjoyed that. She had actually enjoyed being kissed by someone she hadn’t seen in ages and even then on a purely platonic level.  She must be more starved than she thought.

“Great,” She replied “it’s nice having you back in the country. I am sure you made us proud overseas. Now if you’ll excuse me I just must get home.”

“Hmm, the lady is in a hurry. Perhaps she ll take me home with her i know how to cook a few things and cleaning is my middle name” Ubong said.

“No, I am fine” Keseima mumbled as she stormed out of the stream. Ubong followed her

“Baby, relax Okay? I am sorry; I shouldn’t have jumped on you like that okay? I don’t know what got into me please.”

With trembling fingers she slipped on her gown and her slippers.

“I am fine, Ub, seriously”

“No you are not” Ubong replied “I have upset you and i must make amends, please Kesi, let me make this up to you. I swear, this wasn’t meant to be this way, please. I just wanted to wade up to you and say hi. Then I was going to ask about your job and your love life. Then if you were still listening i wanted to ask you out to watch the Ten Villages football finals tomorrow.” He shook his head ruefully, “I guess I just told myself that if i didn’t kiss you now i might never have this chance again, i am sorry Keseima. Please give me another chance”

And she had. They exchanged numbers and he called her every day. He took her to all the nice places there were to see, the museum, the beach, the monkey reserve. After about a month they were at his place watching a movie when he started to touch her arms. She didn’t object so he scooped her closer and peeled off her mini-dress. She pressed herself towards him and unbuttoned his shirt. He undid her bra with his right hand and caressed her with his left. She nibbled his neck and his shoulders. He slid off her panties in one fluid movement.

“You are amazing baby, so, so amazing” he said

He turned her over and showered kisses all over her neck, her shoulders, her back, her thighs her legs, her feet. Soon her entire body was awash with desire. She reached for him

“Ub, Please , come in!”

“Of course my dear” He chuckled “Let me get dressed first.”

He pulled open a condom, pinched the tip and rolled it on in seconds.

He straddled her and gently plunged in to her dripping wet depths. He rocked her gently at first but gradually increased the tempo till they were both dizzy with pleasure and he heard her scream his name as she climaxed. He came seconds after. And his first thought was – Yes, this is definitely bliss


Nicole Bassey,Nigeria

i am a people loving, passionate problem solver that loves learning new things. Purple is my favourite colour and Naija stories is my favourite online destination.

56 thoughts on “A Touch Of Spice” by Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

  1. Lets see how this does in the competition

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      kaycee,thank you for reading. I can only hope for the best. Thank you for taking the time to read an comment. I am truly grateful.

  2. Sex, sex, sex in the air.. mehn! NS is so fucking hot, one has got to keep less clothes on…Hehehehe!..Well done with your touch of spice.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you Bubblinna, your kind words mean more to me than you may ever know. Something like Lexotan, calming my frayed anxious writers nerves. Thank you soooooo much.

  3. oh wow she used the name Ubong too!!! hahahaah
    very cool and i must say your writing is awesome, good details too. good job

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      pheonix,thank you for reading. I liked yours too. There is some thing about the name Ubong,even the ones i know in real life are quite attractive and suave :-)

  4. WTH! Coitus everywhere! Am I still on NS?

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Hehehe! My brother! It is serious o! lol, I was just trying to pen a story that met the client’s specifications. Okay, Please skip the steamy bits and let me know what you think, please, :-)

  5. Yeah dude. This is NS for life.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Lol. @lacto, say something , please?

  6. This was definitely sizzling. Good job!

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thanks Elly, thank you sooo much.

  7. Good one Nicole.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you. Feel free to suggest improvements, really.

  8. The love affair, hang out was kinda hurried…..but i noticed you detailed some actions!

    I love the end. It leaves a room for readers To make out an ending that fits. Nice job bro

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you Bright, your comments are really helpful. I was garbling with the word count. A little fiend kept telling me to give up,i barely made it in on time. Many thanks to admin for accepting me. I am soooooooo glad you liked it.

  9. sambright (@sambrightomo)

    This is interesting…But is Ubong a round character?In my view non!

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you Sam, for reading and commenting,i really appreciate that. Please let me know where you think Ubong was not round enough so I can improve. I want to write stories that guys can read and relate to just as well as the babes do.

  10. Nice one here, I don’t have the time to analyse this (wish I have)……Sex n Sex in the air>>
    Ur love affair was not well spelt out for me; it looks more unreal to me…..

    I like the way story by the way… God one Nicolebassey
    keep writing..

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you greatness4life, I am glad you read it. Please be free to tell me more of your thoughts on this, i am always listening. :-)

  11. Ike Amadi (@ikeamadi)

    Great read.

    scintillating, actually!

    Kudos and all the best.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you!Wow! Stnaija connaections abi? I am so grateful for your input.

  12. This is spicy , sexy, steaming hot! Its the 2nd story with the name Ubong , any special meaninG?

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you for your comment Naboulove, Ubong is an Ibibio/Annang name. Usually borne by males. It means glory, reigning (as though a king), the highest expression of something. Personally i find it an appropriate choice for a man that comes to spice up a lady’s life so thoroughly ;-)

  13. Sunshine you have done a beautiful job writing this story. Your delivery is fluid, the pace excellent and your characters are believable.

    Your have written a beautiful story… well done.

    PS. There are a few typos…go over your story again and contact admin to help fix them.

  14. Wonderful story, the best I’ve read. I do hope the typos won’t dampen your chances of winning.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you! James, i hope so too. Your support ll make all the difference, thank you for stopping by. I am so glad you like it! :-)

  15. It’s a nice story and well written as well.

    Good luck.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you, Lancaster. i am so glad you like it. I ll be gratefulfor your daily support, i dont believe in luck. Ibelieve in you though and the sincerity of your appraisal.

  16. As soon as I read “Yes! She would go swimming in the stream” I knew the spice was on it’s way. Great, steamy read! Well done Nicole!

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you ma’am, you have me chuckling at your insight. Well, I am so glad you like it. You have just made my day, thank you!

  17. As soon as I read “Yes! She would go swimming in the stream!” I knew the spice was on its way. Great, steamy read! Well done Nicole!

  18. simple but not simplistic..however, it seemed rushed in some places and not too focused, i kinda lost interest after the steamy stream scene, btw, do Nigerians actually go skinny dipping? Good piece but could have been better

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Hmmm, Lulu, thank you for your thoughts ,please suggest areas of improvement. eg style ,particular ecpressions etc. Thank you so much for your coment

      1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

        And yes Nigerians go skinny dipping, a lot.

        1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

          And please through more light on not being focused, thanks once again.

  19. Your verisimilitude is quite apt! I love the unbriddled deployment of the sexual act without preambles or beating about the bush. Good job!

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you chiyere chimodo, verisimilitude was my aim. Thank you for commenting, i am better for it.

  20. This is cool…I like where she said “Please Ub, come in”…My yeye mind was thinking he would say…”lemme knock first”…

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Hmmm, weirdpile, you are giving me ideas….. Lol. I am glad you like it. And yeah, guys (married) , please do your knocking before you enter, it ensures a warm , wet welcome…..#okbye!

  21. great story,i almost thought i was seeing a movie.

  22. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

    Thank you bee2bee! I would love to see this being done as a movie…. great for my bank balance. Thank you for reading. :-)

  23. This is good. Let’s see how it fares in the poll.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Joseph, thank you for your time and your comments,i am counting on your daily support to come out shinning, ;-). Many thanks .

  24. Nice story. It was simple and sweet and sexy.

    Maybe he called her ‘baby’ too casually and the love didn’t build up smoothly but it was a beautiful story all the same.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      :-( Thanks jaywriter, what do you think he should have said instead of baby? Thank you for reading though, i truly appreciate it.

  25. Wow!! Why didn’t I see this since. This seems so real. The friendly sensual jokes they shared added some originality…. And by the way, with 40D sized bust and 26 inch waist. How does she walk?? Lol.

    You did good with this dear. Everything is on point. Welldone and best wishes.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Eeeeeeh! you caught me there, i was just telling my sister she would probably have been better with a 36D. hehe, that was a very thoughtful observation. I am sooooo gkad you like it ,especially cos i nearly dumped it. i ll do better next time especially with my maths and statistics ;-)

  26. I honestly love this…most especially because you addressed everything the contest is about….subtle but vivid all in one piece.

    Well Done..

    I do ditto the comments on the love buils-up part being rushed, i also think some comas in some places were misplaced, some ‘I’s were not capitalized – but all of these take nothing awayfrom your story.

    Well Done again and all the best!

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you, teewah, I have noted those mistakes. Thank you for your time, and your encouragement. Thank you.

  27. A beautiful one and a lesson on how to write love stories. Do move the advice embedded in other comments.

    Keep improving your art.

  28. A beautiful one and a lesson on how to write love stories. Do heed the advice embedded in other comments.

    Keep improving your art.

    1. sunshine (@nicolebassey)

      Thank you chemo. The advice is with me always, i just wish it was more specific with suggestions…. Thank you chemo.

  29. Hmm, this whole spice thing ma … Oh well. Sunshine, well done on this piece. I think you did well to a large extent. My problem is, you seem to have rushed your story and left some gaps. Big gaps that need to be filled. Your descriptions were apt and you created great visuals to your tale. I was almost there at the stream. Yet, there’s just something about the tale that doesn’t add up in certain places. And the ending was really too abrupt…
    Well done.

  30. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Good.

  31. @nicolebassey

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