Michael ran his fingers through his foaming beards as if he was doing a head-count for his hairs. The spray tube sprinkled waves of gentle bubbles of warm water at his face… and indeed, the warm bath suited his mood and was exactly all he needed to seal his long day. His wife’s birthday was … Continue reading Every Man Has a Price.
Toronto, November 2015 “Your resume tells me that until a month ago, you lived in Nigeria. Is that correct?” Stacy, my interviewer asked with a curious expression on her face. “That is correct.” Dolapo responded with a smile. “So, what brings you to Toronto?” She asked. “Interesting question that.” Dolapo gave a small laugh. Even … Continue reading Blooming at Dawn 02
When someone looks at you, what do you normally think? I don’t really blame the eyes because, beholding is a free gift of nature, and they will keep beholding the enthusiastic nature of worldly attractions. For sure, not everything is appreciable towards sight; yet the beholder keeps beholding. PROFESSOR BUSH IS A BEHOLDER Professor Bush, … Continue reading Looking At Me
Toronto – November 2015 Dolapo’s taxi sped along the streets of Toronto and she watched as the city passed by from her back seat window view. It was a cold November day and the sun had taken the day off. At six degrees, it was cold enough to be called chilly but not freezing. She … Continue reading Blooming at Dawn 01
Saturday night was pretty ugly for me. It was exactly 2:00 am when she rang my phone. Then it was as though the ringtone of my phone was heard from the dream world, as I couldn’t clearly picture in my dream whether or not it was my own phone that was ringing. After a couple … Continue reading I Thought I Could Make Her My Girlfriend
As expected, the house was empty when Oma opened the front door and let herself in with the key Daniel had given her. He was not back from work and Mama Rukevwe, his cook and housekeeper had closed for the day. Glancing at the clock on the wall, she saw it was past nine o’clock, … Continue reading Tomorrow Never Ends
“Trix, wetin do your eyes?” “Na pepper oh. I bin take pepper hand rub my eyes by mistake.” “Every day pepper pepper. And you no be Yoruba.” I smiled and pulled out a chair. I looked at my cheap wristwatch. I was twenty-two minutes early to the afternoon lecture. I whispered a short prayer and … Continue reading Zoned
*** Linda was being her usual bitchy self. “I asked for a chapman and you brought me this? Are you deaf or something?” she practically screamed at the waitress. She was not called a drama queen for nothing. The poor girl tried to apologise and even offered to change the drink but Linda was having … Continue reading Blues For Ruby 1
CHAPTER ONE “DESPAIR” “I can not Hope for a greater honour than death in the service of My Lord and this Great Empire” Those were his words, And they had Ruined Him, He Looked at his chained hands and felt his lips curve into a sardonic smile, He had always professed his undying … Continue reading DarkWood
“Mama, mama………please leave my mother alone.” I screamed with tears rolling down my eyes as I watched my mother being dragged by the mob into the streets. I ran after them and did all I could to stop them but I was pushed and hit several times by the men and women who … Continue reading They Killed Mama…
Hello beautiful people, Wow, it feels like I’ve been away for so long. How is everyone doing? How has your year been? I want to apologize for giving this story a very long break. 😪 I’ve been away doing a lot this past year. Please accept my apology. 😔 Okay so this is the continuation of … Continue reading Yejide (episode 3)
EPISODE 1 – CHANGES INT – GIRLS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE Lima is on her bed giggling while her roommate looks at her LIMA What? AMANDA Whats his name? LIMA Who’s name? AMANDA The guy that’s making you blush? LIMA Oh come on. There’s no guy CUT TO: DIARY ROOM LIMA (Talking directly … Continue reading Chrome
THE ONE FRIEND EPISODE 1 ‘You are my soul mate, my world, my life. I can’t imagine a life without you. I will forever be thankful to God for the day our paths crossed. Like a bandit in the middle of the night you have stolen my heart. You are such a blessing that I … Continue reading The One Friend – Episode 1
Prologue The shadow moved restlessly where it stood. It watched the door across the street like a hawk watching for a lost and abandoned chick. The door still opened and closed too much for its liking. The shadow needed relative quiet and scarcity of movement to carry out its mission. The door opened yet again … Continue reading A Heart like Home – Prologue
We are standing here in silence as she barks at us: ‘Can’t you hear me? Who took the…?’ I wonder who will do such a thing, though I do it once in a while. But in this case I am not the one, and I sure can’t be the one. It’s impossible for me to … Continue reading Who?