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.
Solitary Road 4

Solitary Road 4

For a moment, Adaku was oblivious to her surroundings. She thrashed her hands around, grasping for something. She felt wetted with some liquid. She was able to grab a piece of cloth and quickly brought it to her eyes. She wiped off the liquid that was now dripping down her face. The liquid dribbled into … Continue reading Solitary Road 4

Trials and Throes III

Trials and Throes III

The Shelby county jail allowed relatives, friends, well-wishers or whatsoever name they were called to visit inmates once in a week. It was called visiting day. Each inmate had their own visiting day, with their own visiting schedule. Since the inmates were in for one petty offence or the other, security wasn’t too stringent. Crimes … Continue reading Trials and Throes III

Solitary Road 3

Her mind had lied Or so, she thought. The spirits had lied. These guardian spirits. She was going to die here, alone. She squinted and squirmed, closing her eyes to reality, while expecting the worst from the women she had just seen float in the air. She waited, and waited, for more than a while, … Continue reading Solitary Road 3

Revisiting The Caine Prize

Very recently, I stumbled on Tope Folarin’s ‘Miracle’, the award-winning Caine prize story for African writing for 2013. He happens to be the fourteenth winner of this prize. His story clinched the award among fine authors like Elnathan John, Abubakar Ibrahim and Chinelo Okparanta. This work of his is a fast-paced literary narrative that is exquisitely … Continue reading Revisiting The Caine Prize

A Bevy Of Words

A Bevy Of Words

These are four micro stories, written by me in an attempt to try out the fait diver format recently popularized by Teju Cole’s ‘Small fates’ Dorothy had imagined growing old and having children; children with high intellects and cute feet. She hated ugly feet. When the time came to choose though, it was either intellect … Continue reading A Bevy Of Words

Solitary Road 2

Solitary Road 2

Her strides seemed inconsequential when compared with the pace at which these women moved, and they seemed to do it so effortlessly, for she could neither hear skipped heartbeats nor heavy breathing. She could not continue like this for longer, she could not keep running to where she did not know and from people she … Continue reading Solitary Road 2

TRIALS and THROES II

TRIALS and THROES II

Soon enough, life took a twisted turn. Father had gotten frustrated with his construction job and the bad treatment he was given. Then he started drinking. He would spend almost all his wage at a drinking spot before coming home and he would still come home with bottles. Twice, the metro police caught him walking … Continue reading TRIALS and THROES II