Get rejected by publishers and magazines, feel the rejections and bounce back.Get abused but never relent on it. Let them squeeze your manuscripts for once and throw it in a waste can, yes, for once; It would make you better, dear boys. Allow a publisher to kick you out and allow your heart to cry … Continue reading For Boys Like Me Who Are Writers.
Our ancestral home would not forget your perfection. On this ground shall we plant your names also for those who are to come. We will gather firewood, we will gather soothsayers, we will gather seekers of fate to get into you. Life is meant to be spent in joy. Having Nkporo on your lips is … Continue reading For Those Boys Bearing Nkporo Names On Their Lips.
(Continuation) “Yes.” Chibuike continued. “He died because there was no money to pay for what Mazi Ogbulafor said our mother should buy. Father, when asked to bring money, recited his usual slogan, no money. Mother sold all her goods when her husband wouldn’t turn up only for daddy to take the money where mother kept … Continue reading Not What It Used To Be (Part Two)
JOURNEY TO ITALY – UNTOLD STORIES OF A RETURNEE (fifth episode) The inhabitants of Durku behaved indifferent towards us. Everybody we reached out to simply drove us away. We kept gallivanting round the village till the west welcomed the sun. Having no success in neither the filling of our belly nor the putting of a … Continue reading Journey To Italy – Untold Stories of a Returnee (5)
SOUNDS OF SILENCE NOT RAPE So she turned your request down And your talk was “You shall see” thus a plot was laid, by you and your accomplice to do the devil’s bid, rape the innocent lady who is supposedly arrogant for not replying you when you beckoned on her “heyz, fine girl” She was … Continue reading Sounds Of Silence
A few hours to her wedding, Boma gets arrested along with her crazy best friend Jojo. But then Jojo’s mum comes to the rescue, the problem is she also is crazy. Wanna know how the night will end for Boma on her bachelorette party? © 2018 BY OCHIDI GRACE All rights reserved. No part of … Continue reading Glasses and Dimples
“See… See… See… See the head of your family.” Chekwube said as she pointed her finger towards a man downing a glass full of beer. The man was seated in the company of other men laughing and drinking. Empty bottles of assorted beer brands were on their tables. “He comes home late every night and … Continue reading Not What It Used To Be (Part One)
(1) Lara fell on her knees and shut her eyes, waiting for the wailing storm to pass. A dark ferocious wind circled her and lifted her into mid-air. It held her for a nanosecond and then dropped her. She fell flat on her back and became unconscious for a timeless period. It circled her still, … Continue reading She-devil EP 1
Summer Sensuality In vain or in for love We do these things for self To hold and fulfill our sweetest taste Every desire Paste here Never waiting to be eaten alive Patience lacking I guess that what’s giving in means Letting sin take control Controlled beyond senses We let in the unknown of self … Continue reading Summer Sensuality
‘Heaven is a mind state, I have been there a couple of times’ Jide mumbled under his breath. “Stay with me bro!” I looked into the rare mirror; he is sprawled on the back sit counting imaginary stars. “If you are seeing Jesus at the moment bro, tell him not to open the gates of heaven yet,” I laughed at my own joke. Jide on the other hand is too busy with Visiting … Continue reading Heaven Is A Mind State
We’re hungry But we lacking We can’t even dare ask Cos for us all, eating food is really an heinous task Their moving out in their cars While we, in here we are, hiding in our infectious scars I wanna go out of here to there But what about these ones I’ve … Continue reading Mind Of An Hungry Beggar Boy
It used to feel good being the odd guy at school. From the first till his final year, everyone knew Collins was the go-to guy to have a free insight into the latest happenings in the minds of the females on campus. From the way he talked, acted and walked, many suspected he was gay, … Continue reading Hard Guy
Daddy… Daddy… The children called To be asleep, he pretended Because he already know what they wanted. To their mother He heard them stutter Hunger… Hunger… Hunger… Give our dying souls some breads, tea and sweetener And our schoolbags wrapped beefburger. To himself, he was angry Pinched his body in great fury Felt embarrassed for … Continue reading Good Wife
Silent! Open your Bible to Saint John 11:35 Somewhere at the junction of fate and survival let’s see the guiltless tears quaking this messed land! Old sweat of the saints gathered Ancient blood of the cross stood And the curtain broke into two Cracking the raven of the blind side of a land pouring an … Continue reading And Jesus Wept For Nigeria
It’s quite easy to forget the days of humble beginnings when one finally gets that big break always dreamt of. At least I know that’s what happened to me. It was as though every time my fans cheered “Mariah Ike!” a part of my painful past got chipped off and I felt lighter. The new … Continue reading I Hear You Give Good Advice