Tosin coughed again, the pain in her chest was worsening. Each time she coughed it felt like her lungs would explode. Her throat hurt, her head hurt, her life at the moment hurt. She leaned forward, pulling her sweater lower around her hips and turned her face away from the taxi window. She couldn’t possibly … Continue reading Tosin’s Patch
As Anita’s car disappeared into the distance Austin hurriedly retraced his steps back to his apartment. Tucking her pink nylon panty into his back pocket he shouldered open his unlocked door and paced into his flat. Dipping his hand into his rucksack lying beside his study desk he fetched his car keys and hastily made … Continue reading Prima Facie 3
The choir mistress ran to the exit of the church in an obvious panic. She halted the church members who were about to leave and begged them to wait for a few minutes. ” Why? See Sister Wunmi, I have to cook Sunday Rice for the FAMILY and there’s no pepper at home. There’s no … Continue reading Now I Ask You, Who Truly Is The “lord” Of The Church?
To Kemi:; while recession is just a word a mother protests from stall to stall unable to find a fair bargain: a boy learns to write in the mud till some dizzying spell lulls him to lassitude; a father slouches home at noon carrying sadness on his shoulders; and our nations liberators swim the sea … Continue reading Two Poems
She said I didn’t cook, Didn’t clean, Didn’t do nada, All I did was warm my husband’s bed; My mother-in-law. I told her I could do all that, I just chose not to- except for the last part, that was wifely duty, the rest was house work. I didn’t struggle in my youth to make … Continue reading I Was Trained
TO X. i wanted to love you with the tenderness of feathery pillows with the intensity of blue flames i wanted to love you and lose my senses in the act and dance naked at the stream and say that one plus one is one i wanted to love you without restraints and empty myself … Continue reading To X.
He saw her and his heart stopped. In that split second nothing and no one else existed. He was totally attracted to her with no reservations and it would appear, from the look in her eyes that she felt the same way. Time resumed and she walked on. His wife turned around just then from the … Continue reading “Periphery” by Iraku Haso (From The Unagi Creative)
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation” Emeka frowned at the statement of Pastor Johnson, “Is it God that eats the money? How can I … Continue reading Bad Day: Rat Attack
“Don’t go baby!” She cried out, her body writhing in sync with her voice. “Doc, help her, she’s in pain.” The gentleman turned to look at me in distraught. I remained speechless, pretending to be too engrossed in what I was detailing to the Nurses with me. I heard the wife speak faintly. “Don’t leave … Continue reading Love me, even in dark times.
Adamma, Chidimma’s elder sister who was approaching the stream caught sight of her. The beads she wore on her legs made pleasant noises blending with the multi striped wrapper which was worn around her waist reaching her knees and the other arrayed around her breast elaborating her flawless physique. The waist bead she wore was … Continue reading Chidimma’s Unfathomable Secret-Subsequent to The Caucasian Lady’s Secret
Austin glowed with absolute happiness as he approached the front porch and took another sniff at the bouquet of roses. He was about to knock on the door when he heard voices. He stopped to listen. Immediately his heart almost stopped beating as he heard the hush-hush voices of a couple heavily petting each other. … Continue reading “Prima Facie” 1
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location: Castella Residence – Richmond, Virginia Time seemed to thicken into a viscous liquid, idly slopping along, prolonging the agony Meghan felt in her heart. She stared into the darkness of the gun’s nuzzle. It’s black hollow, ever reminiscent of the death it promised. Sirens could be heard in … Continue reading The Russian Connection (11): Sparring Partners
” You are on my mind” I received this 6:40 am I was curious to know Who sent me a deep poem I had to go through my chat To see whose name is there I smiled when i saw it was you wow! my very good friend I checked the time it … Continue reading You are on my Mind 1
How the other side lives You have had a second hand experience of the way the other side lives. You have seen and then practiced the loose-limbed yet regal walk of the confident, and you’ve drank tea with your pinky finger sticking out like the rich do. But you do not belong, at least not … Continue reading How the other side lives
With smiles, giggles and arms locked together they strolled into the consulting room. They seemed truly happy together. There was a palpable bond of affection between them. My face lit up and my lips curved into a light as they approached my desk. Cupid! I thought as my heart fluttered mildly. They reminded me instantly … Continue reading Finding A Reason