The world is a shadenfreude! I can vividly remember when I was fighting my way out of my mother’s womb. Nobody was there to help, save for few spectators or… well-wishers outside the womb shouting a word of encouragement: push! That was all they could do but at least it raised my morale. They gave … Continue reading The World is a Schadenfreude!
FIRE OF ZANGA Flashes! Rushes! Urges! Patches of love! I don’t understand who I am! Am I your last breathing? Or the beginning and the end of your life? Am I the last of the strongest? Am I the orbiting earth? Do you understand me better than myself? Have you seen the comb of fire … Continue reading Fire Of Zanga
I gurgle with thick creamy distaste, Your ruby red lips bestowed upon me the kiss of death, The taste of death in my mouth, The metallic taste evident like a bad case of gout, Gnarled fingers clam at my stump left by an old war wound, Phantom pain crawls up like a ghost, You promised … Continue reading Death’s Promise
I woke to the complaint of a loud old generator, to a devilish long tongued heat, to the funny harmony of mosquitoes, to the killing pang of hunger and I knew I was done for. Why did I wake again? Why did I not just pass from sleep to death and from death to the … Continue reading Face Your Business Or Part With Three Teeth
He died twenty-three days ago and today was his funeral. So many people have come. He had been that popular and that well-loved. His mother was wailing. I could hear the loud, piteous cries from outside the window of the room where I was kept. He had been her only son, her most priced jewel. … Continue reading At His Funeral
Tolu, my friend, was from a wealthy home. Now that we’re on strike, I think she’s the only I would visit especially now that she just posted a pix on Facebook. The food was tantalising-Indomie garnished with great spices and she posted ‘Morning food’. Hurriedly, I sent her Bbm ‘Bae, I’m coming to your place….’ … Continue reading Facebooktizer: A Tale of Hunger
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Didi woke up suddenly. She couldn’t breathe. She felt as if she was been suffocated. What was happening to her? God please help me! xxxxxx Enobong rushed in. She found her husband watching a soccer match with Imabong. “The doctor has just called.” Edet glanced at his wife. The fear in her eyes … Continue reading B.f.f: Best Friends Forever 14
**Apo Filling Station Enugu** (A Den for the Wayward Boys) For those who have had the experience, the very mention of “Apo Filling Station,” rakes up ashes of old bitter memories. It is NOT a filling station as the name implies in case you are wondering. This corner of the universe which is a junction, … Continue reading Den For The Wayward Boys..
PROLOGUE Gods fought as they are prone to do. Their clashes, thunder within the skies. Their brilliance, lightning striking the earth. Tears from the heavens fell as rain hitting a lonely thatched roof; probing for weakness. Each drip found its new home in wisps of curly white hair. His eyes flickered open, lids weighed down … Continue reading ORPHAN Prologue