For the previous Tale of Lakin, kindly click here Chidinma’s plot Lakin wanted to speak but couldn’t find the right words to use. How was he going to explain what happened? Who would believe him if he said it wasn’t intentional? Even the gods wouldn’t believe him… It had been the latest hour of the … Continue reading Tales of Lakin
It’s late. I’m staying out late tonight. I need this walk to get my head right. I have been thinking about her all day, how she made me cry the first time I met her. Naked I was yet she didn’t clothe me rather she told me that I’ll get a cloth if I wanted … Continue reading The Stand Still
One question that I feel nobody will ever have an answer to is why do men cheat. Even guys themselves don’t really have a reason for cheating I have always wondered why some guys/men can’t do without cheating. Even when they are in a happy relationship with a girl they claim they love so much, … Continue reading Why do men cheat?
” Grizzy…what’s wrong? ” Her Petit mother asked for the umpteenth time with a worried look on her wrinkled face. ” I love him so much,mom. But he doesn’t feel the same way about me..he abandoned me at the Marina. ” She sulked to her mother and clutched her pink teddy bear closely to her … Continue reading Tales of Tera 15 – Grand Finale!
Nneoma held a large calculator with her left hand, while her right middle finger went from one button to another, in her bid to ascertain the accuracy of the figures Margaret had summed up. Nneoma had been slow to trust Margaret whom a friend had brought to her, as most shop owners would. But in … Continue reading My First Kiss Episode 5
You alight from the school bus and walk slowly into the house. Despite being just nine years old, you have your own key. Father won’t be home until seven so you have the house to yourself. You go straight into your room to change from your school clothes. Mother always insisted on this but even … Continue reading Meeting Mother
The darkness started to dissipate as he gradually opened his eyes. Everywhere around him was white. Everyone he saw was wearing white. People were not stationary. There was a lot of movement around him. Some people stopping to have a glance at him; as if he was not suppose to be here. He couldn’t say … Continue reading Payback Pt 2
*Please come back and say you love me again* I can’t remember vividly when we first met, but I remember the first time we spoke. You couldn’t seem to make a complete statement without stuttering, which wasn’t your fault. I guess it was because of those big bright eyeballs of mine staring right at you … Continue reading Letters to Romeo
” I’m sorry, Ma. ” Tera shook vehemently with every word she uttered. Her swollen eyes were awash with tears. She stared at Mrs Akinwale with much pity,fear and compassion. She had asked Dozie to go home,and informed her parents even before she had dialled Mrs Akinwale’s number. Her instincts had prompted her to dismiss … Continue reading Tales of Tera 14
Come out now o! I no dey follow u play o! which kain nonsense be dis na?” “O o ni jade abi (you won’t come out now abi), ashawo, you don overchop dis time o! ‘Amuofia come out na o, ehn ehn!” Mama Seun was shouting at the top of her voice and banging the … Continue reading Memoirs of A Repentant Slut . . . 1
Strike me no more, I plead For I am the mother of your children Your wife , your lover, your helper , Your friend , your rock and your sanctuary I have shared and carried your burden Forgiven your humanness without judgment And loved you unconditionally Strike me no more , I plead My … Continue reading Strike Me No More …
The fireball was launched into the air, and wailed angrily as it travelled towards its doomed destination. A trail of fiery light fell away behind it, and the light from the ball and its trail illuminated the land beneath them. The yellow light caught faces looking up at the ball in morbid fear. There was … Continue reading Curse of The Seventh Sword – The War of Two Realms: Chapter One – War
Tera gazed at her reflection in the mirror for the umpteenth time and dabbed at her upper lip carefully as she wiped off the orange pigment; she didn’t think it would complement her complexion in anyway. She wished Debs was present; she was her personal shopper,wardrobe stylist,and closest cousin. The knock at her door prompted … Continue reading Tales of Tera 13
For the previous Tale of Lakin, kindly click here Lakin’s compound Lakinfeev roared into laughter. “Ike, you are a fool! What did I say you are? A fool!” Lakin jeered at his friend Ikemefuna who held a giant scowl on his face while Obinna giggled loudly. “How many times have I told you that … Continue reading Tales of Lakin – 3
Popcorn and milk © Folakemi Emem-Akpan Hot popcorn and warm milk on stormy nights. Kumbi’s mouth salivates at the memory, and if she concentrates hard, she can almost smell the buttery aroma of freshly popped corn. And the flowery fragrance of Mom’s perfume. “How many times will I tell you not to hide behind chairs?” … Continue reading Popcorn and milk