Yesterday, as I waddled smartly down the road I usually went for long walks every evening, I couldn’t help but over hear a woman like me look my way in disdain and voice out the word ‘fat woman’. She was tall and skinny and stood on top of very high heels. Me Fat ? Since … Continue reading Fat Woman…
It was just six pm, and everyone is seated silently in the sitting room, the fan spinning in slow motion, the annoying sound of the bad generator could be heard by the whole neighbours, its fumes is enough to make a chemical weapon, all the doors and windows facing the corridor where the generator is … Continue reading Bad Dad
With great enthusiasm, we gallivant, perhaps, not entirely aimlessly, but directed by the pleasure we gain from it. We are new to the environment after all. We meet people, new people; fellows out of which great friends are eventually made. Sons and daughters of men destined to touch our lives one way or another; and … Continue reading Memoirs of an Introverted College Student
The language of kindness © Folakemi Emem-Akpan The glass plate slipped from his hands, impacting the ground with a sharp sound that seemed to drag the breath out of Luke. He stood at the sink, frozen in place, his eight year old face a mask of terror. His hands trembled slightly and he stared … Continue reading The language of kindness
“Daddy is calling you, Kachi.” Somadina announced as I was dicing the last finger of what seemed like a breed of plantain and banana. The short fingers were pale yellow, nearly the shade of the bananas I bought on my way back from Nsukka. They transcended in my hands from fingers to circles to … Continue reading The Summons
She laughed off his request for her to spend the night and tried to maneuver past him but her attempt was the truly laughable event. He raised up the dangers of her leaving by public transportation so late at night and she countered him by reminding him that he owned several cars and that she … Continue reading Heads You Lose; Hearts You Win. (Part 3)
I have given life to six great people Causing my belly to stretch and protrude like a little pot From fifty four months of providing a nurturing haven in my womb Stretch marks snake their way up and down my belly and buttocks Like the stripes of a zebra Gravity has taken its toll on … Continue reading Birthing Body..
“So what do you think about her?” Leke asked. It was such a strange question. Off the top of my head, I didn’t know what to tell him. It wasn’t that my feelings about Kathy were ambivalent. No, sire. They were certain as anything in this world can be. But then. You might wonder why … Continue reading Two Guys And A Bride
In this world, there are different types of human beings. There are the self-serving people, people who live for others, delusional people, selfish people, people who like to cause chaos and watch for amusement, money grubbers Or thrill seekers. Really, there isn’t an end to the variants of human vices and scummery on the face … Continue reading The Gaia Reset Project
The thought of her daughter carrying her husband’s child even for a second filled her mouth with raw bile. This was what gave her the strength she needed to get off the floor. Doctor Rose was waiting for her at the nurse’s station. They met each other halfway. “I have been looking for you. Are … Continue reading LOSING HOPE 5b
Day: 4 Month: February Year: 2060 Time: 2:00PM Dayo frantically ruffled through a bunch of files held together in a black binder. His eyes rapidly scanned the contents of each file before he flipped pages over to the next one. He shook his head in disappointment, closed the binder and shoved it away in disgust. … Continue reading Naija 2060: Season One: Episode Six: A Meeting at President’s Park
His house was really lovelier than she’d expected and the extra touch of little flower gardens which followed to the side the tiled walking paths that ran round the house’s perimeter completely stole her heart. Seeing how much she appreciated the surroundings, he suggested that instead they prepare the dinner he’d planned previously to take her into … Continue reading Heads You Lose; Hearts You Win. (Part 2).
Hi everyone, #laughing# so we had our guess game over the week and i want to say a big thank you to everyone that participated. It was refreshing to know most of you followed the story and enjoyed it. Ehemm, the question that was asked was WHO KILLED ONAJITE OGHENERUNO? and the only person who … Continue reading FAMILY SECRETS 8- Part B
7:51am November 30, 2013 Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. She walked alone along the lonely, bushy path. She knew the dangers that part could bring and she also knew they lurked in the bushes, waiting for the opportune time. Kathryn heard footsteps behind her, and she quickened her pace. She perceived the acrid smell … Continue reading Illusion Episode 4
Biodun realized that there was more to the incident when Ama started shivering. She tried to pull the shawl around her but the lady just kept muttering to herself. Biodun then remembered the ice cubes on the kitchen counter so she got up to get it. By the time she got back to Ama, her … Continue reading Death By Banging: 5