Category Archives: Adventure / Thriller / Suspense

HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Eight)

Judy impulsively made the sign of the cross and walked slowly towards her father who seated on a plastic chair with sales books opened before him. As much as she knew how he hated distractions, she did not have the luxury of time to wait. “Daddy”, she called as he grunted but kept his eyes … Continue reading HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Eight)

HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Seven)

Mr Lawson watched Pamela drudgingly change the second car tyre of the Mazda 626 that parked beside the gate of the workshop. He darted another suspicious glance at the young boy that stood beside his father pretending to be so absorbed with something in his phone. Pamela knew that her actions had not fooled her … Continue reading HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Seven)

HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Six)

The blue and white taxi came to a stop in front of a brown two-storey building and the two girls hopped out immediately. Pamela was wearing a blue shirt on blue jean trousers while Judy was dressed in her signature jean skirt and polo shirt. Being a member of Deeper Life Bible Church had placed … Continue reading HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Six)

HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Five)

Judith took one last look at the reflection in the full-length mirror and nodded in satisfaction; dressed in a blue jean skirt, a black polo and a face cap, she was ready. She glanced at the wall clock in her room; it was already 11:30 am and from Pamela’s explanation, the notes were supposed to … Continue reading HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Five)

HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Four)

What do you mean by that?” Judy’s high pitched tone pierced the eerie silence. Eche looked up at her and began to stammer defensively, “I-I thought it was a prank or something”. “The words written in blood, not red ink”, Pamela emphasized as Eche frowned before nodding. “I know the difference, Lawson”, he told her … Continue reading HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Four)

HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Three)

  Photo credit: horrorland (silent night) Both girls sat with glum expressions on their faces; the note lay on the table with the TV remote placed on it to keep it from moving. As much as Judy wanted to say, “I told you so”, she could not bring herself to. The victorious feeling she had … Continue reading HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Three)

HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Two)

Photo credit: horror land (silent night) “I said I’m coming, do you want to break down the door?” Judy queried angrily in a loud voice as she made for the front door completely aware it was neither her mother nor her father; it was just 3:15pm. She made a rough guess that it would be … Continue reading HAPPY HOLS! (Episode Two)

HAPPY HOLS! (Episode One)  

Photo credit: horrorland (silent night) “Happy hols!” the deep gruff voice of the big-bellied principal echoed from the large speakers as the school children gleefully and clumsily made their way to the school bus with so much speed as though a second wasted would leave them trapped in school for eternity. “One at a time”, … Continue reading HAPPY HOLS! (Episode One)  

Silent Storm

Betrayal, they say, is like the snake’s venom. First comes the excruciating pain, then the swelling but even that is not the problem. The problem is the venom slowly traversing through your bloodstream making each breathe a struggle, ravaging your organs till you wind up dead. That is what betrayal does to you; the only … Continue reading Silent Storm

Speechless

Photo credit: canva Driving down the dusty road under the scorching November sun was not really a trip I had foreseen myself making. I wiped off the perspiration from my face for the umpteenth time and sighed tiredly still trying to understand how I had let my fiancée, Chisom, talk me into travelling to Enugu … Continue reading Speechless

Inktober – Day 2: Tranquil

Ikeja had only been this quiet once. The first time was eleven years ago when I cried as my father threw I and my mother out of his house because my little brother had our neighbour’s dentition and facial features. We’d lived at Surulere until she died and I had to learn how to feed … Continue reading Inktober – Day 2: Tranquil

Inktober – Day 1: Poisonous

Koko paced the courtyard in half circles, like a lion ready to pounce on its prey. The west wind blew fiercely, carrying traces of salt and ashes. Earlier that morning, Koko and his men had attacked Ojika’s vineyard and set fire to it. His workers were not spared. Everyone and everything was burnt to the … Continue reading Inktober – Day 1: Poisonous

Cold Day In Summer

The day started out sunny, these days were the hottest days of the year with a number of people seen outside via the huge transparent glass window, cleaning their sweaty face with handkerchiefs, some holding tight to hand fans, terrible traffic happening all over the city in expectation of the President of the country; Every … Continue reading Cold Day In Summer

Archibald Memorial Secondary School 3

“Oh my God, oh my God,” Amaka muttered to herself over and over again in disbelief. She had stopped running but was walking very fast trying to put as much distance between herself and the horrible mathematics teacher. Although, she was a good distance from the staff room, she kept on glancing backwards every few … Continue reading Archibald Memorial Secondary School 3