Category Archives: Fiction

Peter Okolie

The Hiding place – Episode 3 of 3

If you missed Episode 2, read it here ****** In the other room, a man – in his mid-sixties – was observing all that was happening through the screen of a television set. Apparently, the room where Imelda was kept had been fitted with hidden cameras, she was being monitored. Dr. Richard entered the room … Continue reading The Hiding place – Episode 3 of 3

Peter Okolie

The Hiding Place – Episode 2 of 3

If you missed Episode 1, read it here ******** The door opened slowly, revealing a friendly face. As Dr. Richard greeted her with a smile, she immediately remembered that she was in a hospital. “Doctor, why am I still here?” Dr. Richard offered her a few slices of sandwiches and some fruit juice, then he … Continue reading The Hiding Place – Episode 2 of 3

Peter Okolie

The Hiding Place – Episode 1

Imelda closed her eyes hoping that she would reopen them in a more pleasurable reality. She counted one, two, and three underneath her breath, then slowly opened her eyes to realize that nothing had changed. She was still held against her will inside a small room with white walls and ceiling. At one corner was … Continue reading The Hiding Place – Episode 1

The Nigeria that would not have been

It is now 2068, I sat by the balcony of my duplex in a place (onne) where I used to call my village but now a mega industrial city.  I was grey haired and healthy. I looked amazingly at the streets that were cast in nylon tar free from indiscriminate dumping and pollution from industries, … Continue reading The Nigeria that would not have been

IGBO IRUMOLE (Final excerpt from …And the Night Hissed)

CHAPTER ELEVEN We stood at the fringes of Igbo Irumole and gazed at it in awe. It was late afternoon on June 28, 1806. Nobody moved as we marveled at the dense forest before us. It was obvious that very few had dared explore its thick undergrowth for it still looked virgin. There were towering … Continue reading IGBO IRUMOLE (Final excerpt from …And the Night Hissed)

A Chance For Love – Chapter Two (Sick Bed)

‘What happens in this house stays in this house. Do you understand?’ *** Eyes closed, I lay in bed, waiting for a horrendous lump in my throat to dissipate. Stella probably thought I had fallen asleep. But then I sneezed, and in that moment I feared the pills I’d swallowed would pop out of my … Continue reading A Chance For Love – Chapter Two (Sick Bed)

A Chance For Love – Chapter One (Sick)

“Do you not care at all about your life, Victoria?” *** Somewhere close, a bell jingled. The richness of this sound filled my ears and wrapped me in a tingling cloak. To everyone else, the bell only served to usher in eight hours of sitting down, watching men and woman flaunt their expertise. But to … Continue reading A Chance For Love – Chapter One (Sick)

DARE TO KNOW (Excerpt from …And the Night Hissed)

CHAPTER FIVE The shrine loomed ahead. A saturnine mud structure built in isolation—far away from any village or huts in the area—on the brow of a craggy hill. It was hidden from sight by wild banana and pawpaw trees but our eagle-eyed Captain caught sight of it as we passed and, piqued with curiosity, marched … Continue reading DARE TO KNOW (Excerpt from …And the Night Hissed)