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Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 6

Over the next few weeks, Eru watched her father blossom and flourish like a hibiscus flower pollinated by generous bees. He literally changed right before her eyes; laughing more, eating more. His health seemed miraculously restored, and along with it his good looks and vibrant personality. The neighbors did not marvel too much, instead she … Continue reading Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 6

Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 5

Eru lost track of how long she had spent outside in futile wait beside Agbeke’s door. Darkness enveloped her like a cocoon, the mosquitoes taking sharp, delicious nibbles of her flesh. Sighing, she stood up and dusted her behind. Then, it occurred to her, the dust that carpeted the front of Agbeke’s room was too … Continue reading Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 5

Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 4

If Eru was shocked before, with that last revelation, she was now stupefied! She rushed into the compound galvanized by the seven year old desire and yearning to see the woman who brought her to life, the woman who according to latest news was rich enough to own a car! True to their ingrained love … Continue reading Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 4

Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 3

Agbeke picked it up and heaved a sigh of relief. She collapsed onto the bed, her tension spent. There was nothing to worry about, the child was not pregnant. The black stone never made a mistake. Eru remained standing; slightly confused, yet staring at the old woman. “Oya, wear your dress”, Agbeke ordered. The child … Continue reading Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 3

Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 2

The first wad of spit landed on her left foot. Eru hissed and quickly washed it off with the remnants of the soapy water. She took a deep breath and tried to recall Remi’s instructions. Sucking in her stomach, she puffed out her chest like a peacock, swirled her tongue round the innards of her … Continue reading Eru ti Ife – Ashes of Love 2

Eru Ti Ife – Ashes Of Love 1

CHAPTER ONE The sound of her father’s coughs filled the dingy, poorly ventilated one room apartment, ricocheting into the compound. It was currently empty- the compound, that is, which was a rare occurence. It was that time of the day, just before noon; before the noisy children would be released from school and the lazy … Continue reading Eru Ti Ife – Ashes Of Love 1

The White Mosquito Flash Fiction Challenge

The White Mosquito Flash Fiction Challenge

Compliments of the Yuletide, my naija people! Would have sent a chicken, but mine escaped. However, I offer something better. All passionate and skilled creative writers, please take note. The White Mosquito presents a Flash Fiction Challenge themed around the African culture as well as the promise and excitement the New year brings. The best … Continue reading The White Mosquito Flash Fiction Challenge

Better Late than Never – The White Mosquito

The Koma people can be found north of the Adamawa plateau. Dakki climbed the hills shakily, wheezing painfully with every breath. He could hear the drums above him, could smell the billows of smoke ascending into the chilly October night. The Initiation had started without him. Gasping for air, he paused at a treacherous clime … Continue reading Better Late than Never – The White Mosquito