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Friend To The End

Friend To The End I will not always agree with you Even though we are best of friends And there’s so much we’ve been through So many narrow paths, so many bends. I couldn’t put into words if I tried How blessed I am to call you mine Knowing that no matter the wind or […]

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Missing Christabel – 6

EPISODE SIX I trudged down the street, my feet eating up the distance with slow, heavy, weary steps. My drooping body felt heavy with raw aching, soreness and dried beads of sweat. I must be stinking… I could smell myself reeking nauseously. The interrogation had lasted hours. I can’t exactly tell how long – maybe […]

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Unfulfilled Promises – 1

CHAPTER ONE “Your sweetheart is coming.” Edward Chianumba announced to his friend, Eric Conrad. Eric looked up from the game he was playing on his phone and smiled. Indeed, his sweetheart was coming. His sunshine; his best friend. He didn’t quite know when or how but he knew he had fallen irresistibly in love with […]

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Sarah 6

The first week of October brought a few changes to my life. I had been attending St. Joseph’s for four weeks. I had even gotten acquainted with a few of my classmates. That week had teachers announcing that we join school clubs we were interested in. The school choir and the drama club seemed to […]

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Love Like Knife

Love like knife It’s power, gentle, but controlling Just like life It is inevitable, but intoxicating – Dean Bin’Jamiu Twenty four hours ago, if you had caught a glimpse of his heart, you would have seen love circling it, like the loops of the Olympic symbol. But some minutes ago, his heart shattered like a […]

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Cyan’s Revenge: Moonlit shadow

Ten years later The man was dressed in dark conservative colors so that he blended seamlessly with the night. His left hand was seated at the belt attached to his trim waist, an unstrung bow leaned against the sleekly muscled thigh of his right leg. His piercing eyes roamed the wide stretch of open land […]

Missing

Missing Christabel – 5

EPISODE FIVE When I finally managed to draw open the door, I found a much sterner looking Detective Davies right at the door, tapping the pink-cased phone in his hand like it was a musical instrument. The rhythmic sounds that followed the taps were slow, mournful ones and they sent my already racing heartbeat into […]

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Legend of the Pantyhose

It wasn’t that it was sheer, Definitely, wearing it I could bear, But when people stopped and looked, I started thinking, ‘My goose is cooked,’ Why are they staring at me that way? Maybe I shouldn’t have worn pantyhose today, When I walked passed them boys, Ah, they really can be toys, My mother saw […]

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With Love From Asaba: Part 5

The following day, Nene woke up still full of hope.  The day was pregnant with the promise of great things, and she basked in it.  She savored that warm, delightful feeling, which envelopes a person rising from sweet sleep, that sweet nothingness that entices the waker to slip back under the covers and continue dreaming.  […]