He died twenty-three days ago and today was his funeral. So many people have come. He had been that popular and that well-loved. His mother was wailing. I could hear the loud, piteous cries from outside the window of the room where I was kept. He had been her only son, her most priced jewel. … Continue reading At His Funeral
IT was now a month since it had been done. A month since she lost a most important part of herself. A month since she lost the parts of her anatomy she valued most. It’s been a month but Tiwa still felt like it was just yesterday. “The drugs aren’t working.” Dr Adese Ehimhen had … Continue reading Tit For Tat – 2
ADESE stared blankly into space. The tablet in her hand hung loosely, tilting downward as if about to fall of her limp hands. She didn’t know why she’d chosen today to go through his personal effects. Maybe she’d wanted something to soothe her aching her heart—she didn’t know. She was too… broken would be the … Continue reading Tit For Tat – 1
It was her brother’s wedding and Chisimdi stared enviously at the couple who were gazing adoringly into each other’s eyes as the MC made jokes that had the guests reeling in laughter. She couldn’t help her envy, they looked so happy. Hilary who’d sworn as a teenager that he’d never marry had just exchanged vows … Continue reading Dance with Me
A heartbreaking story about girls as young as ten years being sent to a camp to be taught how to have sex has aggrieved my heart and made me wonder albeit in a somewhat rhetoric manner – Why do we steal their innocence? This age old, time-honoured ritual has been going on for a real … Continue reading Echoes of my heart – Why do we steal their Innocence?