As Anita’s car disappeared into the distance Austin hurriedly retraced his steps back to his apartment. Tucking her pink nylon panty into his back pocket he shouldered open his unlocked door and paced into his flat. Dipping his hand into his rucksack lying beside his study desk he fetched his car keys and hastily made … Continue reading Prima Facie 3
The choir mistress ran to the exit of the church in an obvious panic. She halted the church members who were about to leave and begged them to wait for a few minutes. ” Why? See Sister Wunmi, I have to cook Sunday Rice for the FAMILY and there’s no pepper at home. There’s no … Continue reading Now I Ask You, Who Truly Is The “lord” Of The Church?
What is this? Why is everything this way? Why is everything I do turning out this way. All my mates are through with school, getting married, having good jobs, seeing visions, travelling here and there while I’m stuck here, in this godforsaken land waiting for that one link that will connect me to the level … Continue reading Songbird
She said I didn’t cook, Didn’t clean, Didn’t do nada, All I did was warm my husband’s bed; My mother-in-law. I told her I could do all that, I just chose not to- except for the last part, that was wifely duty, the rest was house work. I didn’t struggle in my youth to make … Continue reading I Was Trained
George’s thought on how to escape from Auntie Kate’s slaps was aroused when he heard the sound of her car approaching the compound. So he kept thinking and wished the act of slapping him would stop that day, but nothing positive seemed to reflect through his mind, and as soon as she step in, he … Continue reading George In The Jungle
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation” Emeka frowned at the statement of Pastor Johnson, “Is it God that eats the money? How can I … Continue reading Bad Day: Rat Attack
With a reckless abandon, Ebuka and Chidiebere attacked the white ceramic plate of fufu in front of them like two long starved prisoners, totally disregarding the glint of amusement housed in the eye sockets of other customers who also came to eat at the busy restaurant. Their individual mould of fufu blinked so many eyes … Continue reading Food Fighting…
“Don’t go baby!” She cried out, her body writhing in sync with her voice. “Doc, help her, she’s in pain.” The gentleman turned to look at me in distraught. I remained speechless, pretending to be too engrossed in what I was detailing to the Nurses with me. I heard the wife speak faintly. “Don’t leave … Continue reading Love me, even in dark times.
MY CHILD MY GIFT BY OKOLI BENJAMIN C. The sun set lazily casting its rays east the village of umuagu. Ugomma was spreading bitter leaves under the sun, since she couldn’t make it earlier from the market. It would soon be dark and her husband Ngoka would soon be back from the farm. Ngoka and … Continue reading My Child My Gift – By Okoli Benjamin Chukwunedum
Tunde sat with his head in his hands. Tears rolled down his cheeks and splatter on the carpeted floor, leaving wet spots between his bare feet. His mind was in upheaval. Regrets enfolded him. He scrambled to his feet rubbing his bruised knuckles. A clutter of blood-stains on his forearm sent a shivering sensation down … Continue reading The Evil that Men Do…
NB This is a true story. So it was just a boring Wednesday afternoon and i needed to spice things up by seeing a movie at the cinema which happen to be one thousand naira with a free drink and popcorn. With one thousand naira and a few naira notes in my pocket, i walk to … Continue reading The Fear of 1k
In twelve months they’ve been able to build a relationship that was the envy and dream of any couple. He recalled the first time she professed her love to him. It was at a friend’s birthday party. She kept flashing seductive smiles and winks at him across the table. The party was so crowded they … Continue reading “Prima Facie” 2
Onye wandered aimlessly in the court yard lost in thoughts. She was yet to make a decision after Ovie dismissed their divorce case. He insisted only she had the right to dissolve their union and not a third party. She was at cross roads, Ovie had beaten her up, partied all night and cheated … Continue reading A short story: Mended Heart
Austin glowed with absolute happiness as he approached the front porch and took another sniff at the bouquet of roses. He was about to knock on the door when he heard voices. He stopped to listen. Immediately his heart almost stopped beating as he heard the hush-hush voices of a couple heavily petting each other. … Continue reading “Prima Facie” 1
It was the first thought that came to her as she woke up. He was gone. And soon, this bedroom, the house in whose eastern corner it sat, and the tiny garden outside with its gnarled old red hibiscus and the half-grown mango tree they had planted together, all those would be gone as well. … Continue reading The Death Of Nithya