Desireé opened her eyes slowly and looked around, she couldn’t exactly tell how she got home but somehow she did. ‘I get to see another sunrise’. She muttered. She was scared to move, she knew the bullet didn’t cause any major damage but still, it hurt whenever she moved. She mustard courage and sat up, … Continue reading Abducted #6
I stood in the witness dock, hands shaking, feet trembling. I kept thinking; what have I done?! Why did I have to open the hole I call a mouth? A million and one thoughts raced through my head as I stood there wondering how to get myself out of a mess I … Continue reading SniTcH!
I remembered clearly the ‘first’ time I met Jide, it was through Sola, a friend who has a crush on me. Yea! That’s if attraction is the same thing as a crush but who cares for fairies and wishes? I’m for real in Flavour’s voice. Dreams, crushes and wishes when it comes to girl/boy matters … Continue reading Memoirs of A Repentant Slut. . . 4
You love all things American. It has always been your dream to have your first baby in America. Kizito, your husband is in support. You thank God for blessing you with a sensible husband like him, not one with goat brain. You have told your friends about this trip, especially Ifeoma who recently return from … Continue reading FlashFiction: Homage to America
The sun hides behind the clouds, and nearby trees sway to the whistle of a gentle breeze. I look around, as nature reminds me of the day I first saw her. The heavens, that day, looked heavy, waiting for a release. Then I was a shy twenty-one year old; she was eighteen, and thorough. She … Continue reading I Wish
“Abigail?” Segun said. “Abigail what has got into you? Is it because of money you’re doing all this? You’re….” “Enough of all this nonsense.” I pounced on his words like a cat on a mouse. “Do you think you can just come into my room and be throwing insult on me?” “If not because of … Continue reading If Only I Knew – 5
Researchers believe when a woman enters a room of men and knows one of the men, she would look beautiful to all the men in the room because a energy connection would happen between her and the man, thereby making her beauty radiate. However, when Ajoke entered Gtbank at Awolowo bus stop, Ibadan she got … Continue reading Arrogant Beauty
Luke heaved his shoulders heavily, he couldn’t get last night off he’s mind. He called in sick, he couldn’t work in his current state. He hadn’t heard from Miles, Ethan, Annie and Desireé, he wasn’t sure they slept at home and that worried him. He stood by the window, his mind drifted to last night. … Continue reading Abducted #5
I heard the door bell, and immediately I sprang to my feet. The distance to the door was short, still, I walked in haste. I pulled the bolts with a smile. The surprised look he had, immediately he saw me, was unmistakable: Joshua our eldest son most times opened the door. I smiled again to … Continue reading Will I Ever Be Loved?
It wasn’t the way he carried himself that gave him his reputation. He did not appear, as people would say, as the ‘type’. He had this dull brightness that fluttered around him; he was sluggish and overly unimpressive. In fact all that was attractive about him was his face and his naturally muscular body. The … Continue reading You Reputation Precedes You
Author’s note: The narrator made use of some Hausa words in the course of telling this story. In the light of that, it will be handy to learn few Hausa words and their English translation. Uba- Father ; Uwar- Mother; Kakan- Grandfather ; Ganuma – Labourer ; Makaranta – school ; Saniya – Cow ; … Continue reading Fansa
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*****Ten years earlier***** Nneoma stirred on the bed. Then she welcomed the new day with a quiet ‘thank you, Jesus’. She counted herself lucky, being a nursing mother, yet being able to sleep through the night, without a cry from her baby. The first six days after her baby was born had been, as anticipated, … Continue reading My First Kiss (Episode 10)
ECHOES OF SILENCE – PT. 7 “Ahhh, iwo omobirin olosi yii, o ti pa a (you, useless young woman, you have killed him)!” An old female voice screamed at her. She looked down at the lifeless corpse on the floor, speechless and perplexed, as what seems like thousand tongues accused her of killing her husband. … Continue reading Echoes Of Silence – Pt. 7
The Pain of Knowing Tunde entered the room, and from the way he looked, I assume he did not want to be seen. He sneaked into his children’s room to be sure they were sleeping. He smiled as he watched their body heave up and down. They enjoy peace only when their mother was asleep. … Continue reading The Pain of Knowing