Luke heaved his shoulders heavily, he couldn’t get last night off he’s mind. He called in sick, he couldn’t work in his current state. He hadn’t heard from Miles, Ethan, Annie and Desireé, he wasn’t sure they slept at home and that worried him. He stood by the window, his mind drifted to last night. … Continue reading Abducted #5
I heard the door bell, and immediately I sprang to my feet. The distance to the door was short, still, I walked in haste. I pulled the bolts with a smile. The surprised look he had, immediately he saw me, was unmistakable: Joshua our eldest son most times opened the door. I smiled again to … Continue reading Will I Ever Be Loved?
My Husband… *Dedicated to all Wives in the world. Once upon a time I was lonely Men saw me as nice, what a glory! I enjoyed the number of eyes that crawled on my body, but now I am the wife of my one and only, My Husband. : I am lost in the shadow … Continue reading My Husband
1. I remember when we first locked legs; it was bliss. That day we sang loudest drowning the envious cries of get a room, that day I saw heaven in your eyes and resolved never to quit staring. 2. I remember that day you said you’d love to be my crown even for a night … Continue reading One Night Crown
It wasn’t the way he carried himself that gave him his reputation. He did not appear, as people would say, as the ‘type’. He had this dull brightness that fluttered around him; he was sluggish and overly unimpressive. In fact all that was attractive about him was his face and his naturally muscular body. The … Continue reading You Reputation Precedes You
Author’s note: The narrator made use of some Hausa words in the course of telling this story. In the light of that, it will be handy to learn few Hausa words and their English translation. Uba- Father ; Uwar- Mother; Kakan- Grandfather ; Ganuma – Labourer ; Makaranta – school ; Saniya – Cow ; … Continue reading Fansa
‘……there is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval between both……’ -George Santayana ‘Shadow to Light’. These were the three words that kept dancing about in Dr Alafia’s head throughout the four hours journey from Benin City where he had gone to transact a business that is related to his … Continue reading Shadow To Light
I know a sober Stealer As ruthless as the Norsemen Mercy he won’t give Yet, a gift he soo desires He owns all, but None he made I know a sober Stealer His deeds are beyond pardon But guilt he embraced That in solitary he finds solace For it saves the world from him And … Continue reading I know a sober stealer
*****Ten years earlier***** Nneoma stirred on the bed. Then she welcomed the new day with a quiet ‘thank you, Jesus’. She counted herself lucky, being a nursing mother, yet being able to sleep through the night, without a cry from her baby. The first six days after her baby was born had been, as anticipated, … Continue reading My First Kiss (Episode 10)
ECHOES OF SILENCE – PT. 7 “Ahhh, iwo omobirin olosi yii, o ti pa a (you, useless young woman, you have killed him)!” An old female voice screamed at her. She looked down at the lifeless corpse on the floor, speechless and perplexed, as what seems like thousand tongues accused her of killing her husband. … Continue reading Echoes Of Silence – Pt. 7
They keep harming our future with sham Armour ,of empty towering buildings Tricking our folks ,into whipping us up from the vision of inventive sweet still dreams. On some innovative beds, Down to the threshold of our restless classrooms. Even when our hands ,can hardly handle pen They’ll snatch us , from the tonic breast … Continue reading Go To School!
The Pain of Knowing Tunde entered the room, and from the way he looked, I assume he did not want to be seen. He sneaked into his children’s room to be sure they were sleeping. He smiled as he watched their body heave up and down. They enjoy peace only when their mother was asleep. … Continue reading The Pain of Knowing
I am a shadow; a shade of my failings and excesses, My mind; a perfect blend of lost dreams and would be ambitions, Dreams that seem like a lifetime ago, Dreams of broken hearts and curses, Ambitions that have driven me into the village of loneliness and rejection, Who have I become? What has … Continue reading Nothing
She strolled past me at first, spraying a very seductive smile. I was irritated; she just obstructed my view of an important pass from the captain of my team. She went into the kitchen, my wife, and served a very appealing meal. If a meal could be seductive, this was one in hot pants and … Continue reading The Price of Distraction
Mrs. Amachree jumps out of bed sweating profusely. It must have been a nightmare. They have become frequent lately and she is scared to death. Her husband is away on a business trip and will not be back till the next week. Picking up her phone she dials his number but a lady disrupts her … Continue reading When the past comes calling