I promised myself that I would not think sad thoughts today. I woke up this morning and said to myself, “Self, no more sad thoughts. You have to be strong and stay focused. You have to steel yourself and direct your strength and thoughts to more important things.” And yet as I got ready to … Continue reading Missing You.
Ifenna always experienced a twitchy nose whenever something bad is about to happen. It comes in form of short, rapid, involuntary movement of the muscles of his nostrils which occurred at intervals over a long period of time. As long as an hour before the incident. The twitchy nose business started when he was just … Continue reading This Nose Knows
‘What happened?’ He asks. ‘Do you want to know what happened or how it happened?’ She replies. ‘I just want to know what happened.’ ‘Ok then. I will tell you what happened. I will even tell you how it happened for good measure’ ‘I’m all ears’ ‘You sent me a friend request on facebook and … Continue reading Unfinished Business.
The time is 9pm and I’m still on my way home after a long day at the office, my handbag slung over my left arm. As usual, PHCN(Power Holding Company of Nigeria) is living up to its name and ‘Holding’ their power very well. I sighed for the umpteenth time as I rounded another corner … Continue reading Chased By A Mad Man
If I hadn’t gone out on that fateful Sunday afternoon If I hadn’t seen you on the road, stranded and asking for directions If I hadn’t decided to help you find your way If I hadn’t exchanged numbers with you If I hadn’t gone into a relationship with you If I hadn’t agreed to marry … Continue reading The Face Of Betrayal.
If I say that I was not scared, then I’ll probably be the biggest liar on earth. But then, as human nature would be, we always try to give plausible excuses for situations or events which we do not understand. In the end, we even end up believing our own excuses, anything at all, just … Continue reading Chinedu(2)
I can remember vividly the first time Nneoma came to me to tell me about Chinedu. I remember because it was about 2 a.m and I was fast asleep in my room when the touch of a small, cold hand on my leg woke me up. I remember because Nneoma looked at me and the … Continue reading Chinedu
It’s the end of another long day at the office and as usual, Labake was really grateful to see it. She’d been staring so hard at the hands of the clock for over an hour as if by some sheer force of will, staring would make the clock go faster. She slowly shut down her … Continue reading The Heart Calls It Home