Life is no fairy tale; it knocks out pretty hard! …I have always had a delayed reaction to pain… I read about the dreadful news, both the bomb blast and the Dana crash, as soon as the news broke but it didn’t quite register in my mind. I was busy after all. The numerous bombs … Continue reading Telling Our Stories!
“You may open your eyes. Now, don’t you feel better? ” I opened my eyes cautiously and then sat up as I was laid down on her sofa. She had tried getting me to relax via some mind procedure. I got up, walked to her window and looked out. “How do you feel Rhoda?” She asked I turned to … Continue reading IMPROBABLE! You Really Think So?
“You are doing absolutely great. We’ll be here in a month’s time waiting for you.” I smiled and looked at my husband. “Ready for the ride again honey?” I asked. He smiled his response and turned to engage the Doctor in a conversation. I watched as Timmy, our 3year old son played with my enlarged … Continue reading A Different World!
He could hear her voice as he slowly ascended the stairs, asking the kids to be seated for breakfast. He knew she’d be home even though he hadn’t been able to reach her via phone. She turned off her phone whenever she didn’t want to be disturbed by anyone but he was always welcome, she’d … Continue reading Breathing Again!
It started with a “Hello?” Sometime ago when we first met. We then grew on each other Even though we didn’t really meet. A while back, before me he stood Impeccably dressed. Sporting a radiant smile and an out-stretched palm “Hi”, he said. I had glanced at his palm and asked, “Do you know me?” He smiled, “No, … Continue reading Calls
Sitting, Waiting Wondering, Smiling What If? A Click, I Blink A Shutter, A Bulb A Flash. A Flurry of motion A Mic, A Podium I Look, I See, I Smile. Row upon endless row A Sea of heads Eagerly Waiting. What to say! Words form; A smile achieved Riotous applause herald the Plaque. I WON! … Continue reading What If…?
A thick blanket of darkness Then slices of light The duskiness breaks And then it is dawn. Eureka! I have found it What describes then An idea’s birth After its travel through the subconscious. ‘Suddenly’ it breaks on me Often wondered, nay questioned My cause for forbearance Now I know. Had thought I couldn’t be fazed … Continue reading A Realization.
1 I have always been optimistic; believing that anyone can do just about anything they want to. I mean that’s cliche now, right? Even MTN says you can go, be and do whatever you wanna; not necessarily in that particular order but you get my drift. I knew this before MTN or them other self-help people did. … Continue reading Primary Stunts!
Grrrr! He growled then stopped and paused for breath, panting profusely. Christ, this isn’t easy. He wiped the sweat off his brow and cursed NEPA for not having brought the light. It was quite hot in there. He checked to see if the window was open; it was and the reason there was even a … Continue reading An Experience!
She ran to her room frightened. Her eyes darted around for a place to hide. They were fighting again. Why do they always do that? She could hear them now; her parents quarreling. She burst into tears. How she hated that! Soon, Dad would hit Mom. She sighed, wondering why he always did that. She … Continue reading Escape
‘Deke dailed the number as she alighted from the cab; he picked on the third ring. “Hello, evening.” “Evening sir, I am ‘Deke Makinde. Chief ‘Loleseungbogbo sent me.” “Good. Where are you now?” “Right outside Chevron Country Club sir.” “Will meet you at the security post in a minute.” “Alright sir.” Soon they were seated … Continue reading A Beautiful Thing
The loud voices coming from the living room stirred me; I had been sleeping peacefully. I swung my feet down from the bed and walked towards the voices. Pushing aside the curtains at the end of the corridor, I peeped in to see my mum in what seemed like an argument with a man seated … Continue reading Too Late