Darkness around, silent voices I heard, took me minutes before I could figure out I had to open my eyes and see that the sun was still shining bright in the centre of the sky, I could feel serious pains around my head, I turned sideways and my eyes was directly facing his black dirty … Continue reading The Defender
CHAPTER FIVE The shrine loomed ahead. A saturnine mud structure built in isolation—far away from any village or huts in the area—on the brow of a craggy hill. It was hidden from sight by wild banana and pawpaw trees but our eagle-eyed Captain caught sight of it as we passed and, piqued with curiosity, marched … Continue reading DARE TO KNOW (Excerpt from …And the Night Hissed)
1. THE ENCOUNTER Sandie knew he was the one. She was a million percent sure about that. The tiny scar on his right arm proved it. His head was still as round as ever, like an orange, with healthy-looking short black hair on it. His complexion had darkened a bit, now chocolate-brown and he now … Continue reading Birds of Prey
CHAPTER III The seat belt lights came on as the air hostess said through a microphone. “We would be at the Lagos Muritala Mohammed airport in a couple of minutes so we encourage all passengers to fasten their seat belts” she said, her accent sounding almost British. So he had decided to go … Continue reading Dazzle Me Chapter 3 (Novel Excerpt)
I stand at the threshold of life. Two roads lead to where I want to be, the road on my right is a sleek and outstretched one, the sigh on it says “The Crowd”. It wasn’t long before a herd of humans shoved past me onto the road. I step aside as I watch them … Continue reading Threshold Of Life.
CHAPTER II The money, the cars and the girls had been the fast life for Clinton Okoye for as long as he could remember. So, his deprivation yesterday night till early this morning was a bitter pill to swallow. He had no access to his money, his car had been confiscated and his girl had … Continue reading Dazzle Me Chapter 2 (Novel Excerpt)
When the heart beats at nothing but itself, she wonders When the belly twitches for nothing in particular, she wonders When the shivering starts and the weather isn’t chilling, she wonders When the life seems devoid of plan or purpose, she wonders On whose path is she treading? What does she long for A snippet … Continue reading Unraveling ep9 of 16
June 23, 1806 We all sat in the field that morning after our bath, enjoying a lean English breakfast of bacon and eggs which McAlister and his team had graciously brought along. It was the best breakfast I had had in four days and it left me wondering what was for lunch on board the … Continue reading Shadow of a Man
Chapter I The bright neon lights shone seductively between red and pink. The sign had that peculiar allure that enticed people to come in. A night club in the sub-urban area of the nation’s capital, Abuja. It was a few minutes to twelve and it was already getting filled to the brim despite … Continue reading Dazzle Me (Chapter 1)
All promises were made Not all were kept Some we remembered, Some we deliberately dismembered All promises are strong Like bonds on bonds Yet all we break. For reasons, mostly our sakes JJ was ill besotted at life. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonades. He swore at the originator of that statement. The … Continue reading Unraveling ep6 of 16
CHAPTER ONE June 16th, 1806 was our date with destiny. After nearly six turbulent weeks at sea, we should have been grateful at the sight of terra firma. We had just survived a raging storm and, a few days earlier, bouts of the flux among crew members. This had generated much concern over the sanitary … Continue reading …And the Night Hissed (excerpt)
Click For Orphan Ch 1 Sleep did not return to Asa that night. He could feel Zainab’s fingers in his hair, her breath on his neck as he drew comfort from her warmth. Around them the beds remained empty, none wanting to be closer than they had to. Two neat rows of wooden frames … Continue reading Orphan Ch 2
They scowled at her. It was then she recognized their faces. Both were local hunters- probably on morning patrol following rumours of a possible ‘Boko Haram’ attack on the village. In her state, Amina was too terrified to greet. Neither party exchanged pleasantries. From their expressions however, it was clear they disapproved of her presence … Continue reading Her Name is Amina (Part 2)
Her name is Amina. She sat for a long while staring at the big round clock which hung off-centre above the thatched opening to the zaure, or entrance-hut. The clock was really old. Its cracked, cloudy face spoke volumes of its age, wear and character. Tacitly though, these defects staked a claim to some form … Continue reading Her Name is Amina ( Part 1)
FORSAKEN After going through your profile and reading the history without pages, how you were giving birth to, how the white men invaded into your privacy in the nineties, I came to the conclusion that you have been braver than any other mother I have ever known in life. The mistake is not from you … Continue reading Forsaken.