Sweat streaks across my brow My heart beating faster than your thought Ride me my lord, Ride me that I might forget Forget how easily I might slip Into endlessness and despair Harder my lord, Harder, that I might forget Forget the path that I chose not Or how lowly I have sunk. Easy my … Continue reading That I might forget
It didn’t matter that we arrived at midnight; the mountains loomed majestically in the darkness. And even though I only saw dark forms, my heart still beat excitedly against my chest ribs. I have heard as almost everyone had about Obudu Cattle Ranch but no one thought to mention that the whole town was … Continue reading Obudu Town
For those of us who will be in church, we will echo it continuously glad to have witnessed another year. All our fears and doubts at that moment will be forgotten. The fact that we are debtors and have our private scandals and headaches will be forgotten as we scream, jump and hug one another. … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I held her just as the buckle hit her on the back. I had gone to check my car when I heard Ma Lily’s door open and a heart wrenching scream. I didn’t trust my crazy neighbour or her brats. The early evening spat might have caused them to do something crazy like deflating my … Continue reading Fused Thoughts – A Tale From Two Women III
I have had this movie since March this year. I got it the same time I got Django Unchained and would have watched it first but I was with my Gem. The dude is a distraction during movies and so I put off watching ‘serious’ movies when we are together. That was my excuse in … Continue reading Les Miserable – Movie Review
The pot and flask fell as I quickly stifled a scream. The blows landed on my back and side as I cowered down shielding myself as much as I could especially my face. As always, I didn’t want the children or the neighbours to know but this time Lily saw and perhaps knew. My husband … Continue reading Fused Thoughts – Tales From Two Women II
Stifling a yawn, I got up from the bed and peeked at the time. It was nearly 5.30am, time for me to get up anyway. Sighing, I got up and shuffled to the bathroom to relieve myself before opening the door to go out of the bedroom to the kitchen. I was careful not to … Continue reading Fused Thoughts – Tales From Two Women I
“And now we call on the Chief Mourner to read his tribute.” The MC announced whilst moving on to a corner to confer with the Officiating Minister. The crowd waited expectantly and yet the Chief Mourner did not make a move to stand and move to the podium. When the silence in the crowd had … Continue reading A Strange Funeral
She alighted from the taxi with the confidence of a woman who knows she has it all. Seemingly floating up the stairs, she approached the reception and smiled at the man behind the desk. The man smiled back lost in her radiance. “Hi, how are you doing?” “Fine ma, how may I help you?” “I … Continue reading I love you but…
Having always listened to her mother all her life, Hauwa is now poised to make the biggest decision of her life; a decision that is geared towards anguish. Today – 8.20 pm The room was filled with happy laughter. Glasses clinked as mini toasts were carried out. The waiters moved round the room … Continue reading A blip of Imperfection
Dat morrin as I wan baff na so I dey put ear for dis babe music, Omawunmi, dat song wey she sing say, ‘If you ask me, na who I go ask?’ My madam don comot tey tey and I know say before she go come back e go still tey, so I say before … Continue reading How I wan take talk am? The Cry of a Househelp
There are times when I get calls from people who I haven’t heard from in a long while, bad calls. Calls about friends that had just left mother earth or what they were going through. I know how I particularly hate seeing one girl’s call, she only calls to give me bad news, the last … Continue reading A Stitch in Time
No, I am not guilty of wanting to see this movie or of persuading and coercing my boyfriend; it was actually the other way round. “The trailer is so good” “So?” I asked, “Does that mean the movie will be?” “But you said they used the Arri Alexa, the most expensive camera in shooting this … Continue reading Last Flight To Abuja – Movie Review
She came to my office early June after calling and asking for directions. It had been a while since we had seen each other so we hugged and chatted a bit till she revealed the reason for coming to see me. “We are finally doing it.” She said with a glow on her face. “Wow! … Continue reading Emi Nikan Tan, Omo La Ti Ile!
I was quite excited. I was going to the comedy show with Kayode later. I had to get my hair done and still shop for what to wear, it was going to be hectic and I didn’t simply have the time. “Stop yelling at me!” My younger sister screamed at her twin brother. Those twins … Continue reading Till death do us part