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Professional Parent

This is an open book, Internet enabled, Hindsight empowered resit exam. My parents are getting a second chance at Parenthood Perfection, Through my virgin hands. I have been the guinea pig, The critic, activist and judge Now it’s my turn to mould a life into a legend, a human or a turd. I am armed … Continue reading Professional Parent

Hurray! We Are On The ICCOM/Etisalat Shortlist And We Need Your Support!

The song says ‘Everything na double double’, nothing could be more appropriate at this time, Thanks to your indefatigable support at the Etisalat prize polls, our story, Dressed Like a Prince, made it to the Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize shortlist along with 19 other stories. Thank you for your support and votes, goodwill and encouragement, … Continue reading Hurray! We Are On The ICCOM/Etisalat Shortlist And We Need Your Support!

Please Support ‘Dressed Like A Prince’ in The Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize

Dear family,friends,and well wishers, Compliments of the season. I trust that you have been fine, and from a glance at our timeline, I can see that we are still doing what we do best– telling Naija’s stories. I am glad and honoured to be one of you, and I want you to know that. I … Continue reading Please Support ‘Dressed Like A Prince’ in The Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize

Enestera Chronicles: Weeping Coffers 3

Caught in midstride Chemokai couldn’t breathe. The Queen was making her way to the head of the table and the other councillors were taking their seats. As Chemokai made his way back to his seat his heartbeat thundered in his ears. He had to make the impromptu plan work–somehow. Without more thought, he rose and … Continue reading Enestera Chronicles: Weeping Coffers 3

Two Bastards And A Lady

You never told anyone you were a bastard. It was easier that way. It gave critics less amunition and allowed friends envy you completely. When you refused to touch Nailia before the wedding she worried that you weren’t virile. You laughed long, loud and hard. “That should be the least of your worries girl” She … Continue reading Two Bastards And A Lady

Anita's Diary

Laurie’s Last Lie

  Lagos, Present Day. Laurie read over the blog post on her laptop  for the ninth time. A frisson of glee swept over her. Wow, this was going to dynamite!  She skimmed over the facts of the story.  Terreghe Lawrence, a single, Christian, male, youth corper had died the day before while taking a swim … Continue reading Laurie’s Last Lie

What If Manic Schizophrenia Was Curable But At A Price?

What If Manic Schizophrenia Was Curable But At A Price?

Nicole Bassey, Nigeria. A raving lunatic is cured of insanity through new scientific advances but the side effects threaten his future greatly.   I do not suffer insanity, I enjoy every minute–Edgar Poe Eket-Atlantic State, Deltania (Former Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria) August, 2113. It’s been fifteen years since Nigeria split into seven sister states; ten, … Continue reading What If Manic Schizophrenia Was Curable But At A Price?

Labour Market 1

Southern Nigeria April 2012. A place where men and women sell themselves for food,that is what the labour market is. It is a place where money and desperation meet, also called Urua Owo, human market. Everyday except Sundays we gather on a parcel of government land and pray for buyers. Today business is slow. Tuesdays … Continue reading Labour Market 1