Yayabe and the Child – Part 1

  The soft earth bulged, shuddered and rose until it broke out in cracks, breaking into clumps of damp soil. Through its cracks seeped a fetid stench that coloured even the night’s air with sallow wisps. What seemed like hands pushed through the seeping sore on the ground, pulling along a malformed dark mass that … Continue reading Yayabe and the Child – Part 1

Solitary Road 4

Solitary Road 4

For a moment, Adaku was oblivious to her surroundings. She thrashed her hands around, grasping for something. She felt wetted with some liquid. She was able to grab a piece of cloth and quickly brought it to her eyes. She wiped off the liquid that was now dripping down her face. The liquid dribbled into … Continue reading Solitary Road 4

Betrayals and Funerals – 23

KEMI “Some folks are crazy. I mean seriously…did you see what that guy displayed in court? He lied under oath! It was so obvious! How could Judge Burton not see it?” I said as I exited the car. “Judge Burton is a seventy year old judge who chooses to see what he wants to see. … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 23

And Ndu set forth… – 1

The sky was cloudy and the atmostphere damp. The laterite ground was slippery, making manoeuvre bungling, except an experienced grown up who had mastered the situation each time it rained could walk through the red earth. The memories of the civil war still lingered, being a side that had gone through the conflict, was trying … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 1

It’s a One Word 1

It’s a One Word 1

IT’S A ONE WORD SHE stepped into class that morning and the first thing she released to the class was “hope you are enjoyed your holidays”. This was the first among series of ear assaults we were to receive and we instantly knew something was not in place, or more was in place. We knew … Continue reading It’s a One Word 1