‘Oakland Tower, Two Zero Tango at Runway 11, ready for take off’ ‘Two Zero Tango, please hold and you are number five for take off behind the Go Places Fokker 28’ ‘Roger Oakland, number five for take off and I have the little Fokker in sight!’ ‘Ha ha, nice one skipper. Tower can’t bust you for … Continue reading Two Zero Tango – Alaba Okuyiga
Pelumi moaned. She’d be waiting for this moment for so long. She’d even begun to wonder if she’d only imagined her Oga giving her those lingering sexy looks. But,no! She’d been right, obviously. If not, there’d be no reason why Oga Peter would have left madam in their room,just to come and caress her naked … Continue reading Oga!! O Ga!!
Seeded dreams in the cornrows of her hair, sprout in the moonlight of the bed where Ala* lay dead. Global warming between her legs. We’d torn the compass from her head, got lost in the thickness of her braids and gave her a perm. Built crude castles with the tar sands of her years, sandbanks … Continue reading Ala
When they came They were as white as snow With noses long as a peacock’s beak As if from their noses they spoke Hair made of gold With force, hatred and vexation They swept us to our knees Our pride they swallowed Our heritage they desecrated Our land they conquered We became their slaves … Continue reading There Was a Country: A POEM
Zee was sitting down on a brown cushion in her living room. She was staring at her face book page on the screen of her two year old HP 630 black laptop. Date April 5th 2013. Her time line looked barren. No update for the past one year. She used to be happy in her … Continue reading An Endemic Of Cheating Husbands – Part 1
Everyone is looking for an honest way to provide for his or her family and to succeed in life. Success has many definitions ranging from feeling good about one’s achievements to having fame and fortune but it could be defined “as becoming the person you were meant to be; not trying to be someone else, … Continue reading One Sure Path To Success
She came in a duffel coat To the mill of words Bearing a beautiful heart On a beautiful day, nay a Beauty to behold. The soul, a plethora of Riches like that ancient Queen of Sheba The riches, a pool of artistry And aesthetic splendour, ganished With the capacity to forge classics Like a skilled … Continue reading Nicole Bassey
This war is a war of slavery, of bruised egos and insulted pride. This war posing as a war of unification, cloakin as a war against disintegration, is a total irony. This war with trademark charred remains, disembered ghouls and hunger-ravaged zombies dead-walking on spaghetti legs, is a crime. This war, civil yet with more civilian casualties, with more home dead in red cross camps than forest battlefields, is uncivili and barbaric. This war, a quarter-century later in the hideous maulings, vicious dissections and torchings by patriots and jihadists clasping qurans and chanting the greatness of God, Echoes again.
At the beginning, if it was possible for Dayo to cut out his heart and give it to Ifeoma, if only to win her love, then he’d have done it without hesitating. He did everything possible. He took advice from magazines; from friends, and even radio and TV presenters, and at last, his prayers had … Continue reading Costly Mistake (part One)
Promise and her room-mates sat on the King-size bed playing a game of ludo. It was a Saturday evening; rather than hang out at an eatery or a suya joint, they decided to remain indoors. It had been a busy week for them all, the weekend was a warm comfort to their tired bodies and … Continue reading As Deep As The Sea 4
You sometimes make me cry and at the same time smile You are near yet can only be reached in distant mile I hold you in my arms but still sense your fluidity Makes me doubt anything as certainty Seeked you all through eternity Now found and I’m plainly scared All in the bid not … Continue reading Complicated
THE BETRAYAL OF A PROSTITUTE: A SHORT STORY Here I am again deep in thoughts. Did I jump into conclusion? But I saw them; they were naked two of them on my matrimonial bed? But what actually were they doing both naked on my matrimonial bed? Those were the thoughts that held me spell bound … Continue reading The Betrayal Of A Prostitute
The difference between the girl and the woman is that the former is innocent and the latter is guilt-filled Fresh and naive as against a heavy, broken heart; the body of youth in contrast to the gait of experience. Age is just a number: in every woman there is a fledgling girl seeking an expression … Continue reading Woman
I had been crawling behind Clara, on each and every step of the stairs. Scare beyond my wits, I had stubbornly refused to heed the foreboding fear churning at my guts. I thought I could handle it until the fear became paralyzing. Now, I wished I had listened to my gut instinct. I shouldn’t have … Continue reading Outcast – Episode 7
Shimmering water slurped on the edge of the footpath as the sun beat down on the Marina. Oni’s sandaled feet shuffled in the hot weather as he stared at the ships on the other side of the docks. The vessels included tramp steamers, oil barges and even the ferries that carried people from Apapa across … Continue reading Oni’s Apapa Odessey – Alaba Okuyiga