All posts by adebayo caleb

i am an avid reader and very passionate about writing. i head a team of innovative writers on campus known as the creative writers niche. i have been published on a number of e-zines and print magazines both locally and internationally. i also won the myspur magazine essay competition for september 2012. i write fiction, poetry and narrative non-fiction. writing is me, i am writing.
Trials and Throes 8

Trials and Throes 8

The television was blaring an odd tune that was played by six white folks on guitars, a piano, drums and a saxophone. They were some sort of jazz band, but the tune sounded awful, like when Nina sang in the bathroom. It was almost noon and the temperature outside had gradually wafted into the room … Continue reading Trials and Throes 8

Trials and Throes 6

Trials and Throes 6

Getting directions to Hanson’s place wasn’t as hard as I expected it would be. I stared at the card he had mailed to me once in a while to make sure I was on the right path. There were street pointers at intersections and major roads, which was somewhat different from where we lived in … Continue reading Trials and Throes 6

Solitary road 6

Solitary road 6

Ezigbo was always agog with frenzy and indiscriminate excitement whenever there was any occasion. The people of the village liked to celebrate at every opportunity that presented itself. Hence, the village square was packed full today with adults, young boys and girls and children as they gathered to celebrate the coronation of four of the … Continue reading Solitary road 6

Trials and Throes 5

Trials and Throes 5

I had seen nothing like West Adams before. It was a place littered with beautiful homes that gave the environment a picturesque look. West Adams was nothing like where I lived back in Memphis. In fact, the whole of Los Angeles was nothing like Memphis. It seemed like here in Los Angeles, everybody was going … Continue reading Trials and Throes 5

Solitary Road 5

Solitary Road 5

She found herself in the midst of flowers, in a very beautiful garden. It was no longer night. Orbs of brilliant light glistened from somewhere afar off, yet the illumination was blinding. In this place, she saw a stream, a clear, deep blue stream with water that seemed delicious just by the look of it. … Continue reading Solitary Road 5

Nature’s Little Gifts

Nature’s Little Gifts

There are times in life when the creaking of the night insects, the chirping of the birds, the buzzing of the toilet flies, the cheeky wheezing of mosquitoes and the pristine way of a budding plant needling its way into prominence, do not mean anything other than another day gliding by. At such times, humans- … Continue reading Nature’s Little Gifts

Dear Father, I cannot make a First Class

Dear Father, I cannot make a First Class

Dear Father, I am writing this letter to you, sitting in the confines of the drab and ugly corner of the hostel room where I reside on campus. Apart from me, this small room contains eighteen other grown up boys. This is perhaps the first reason why I cannot make a first class. However, I … Continue reading Dear Father, I cannot make a First Class

Trials And Throes 4

Trials And Throes 4

Mr Green was having a baby. His face was resplendent with excitement as he announced it to me on that Sunday evening. His wife had lived in Pittsburgh for over two years now. It was where she worked as a full time midwife. For this reason I had only met her a few times. ‘Manny … Continue reading Trials And Throes 4