My mother always warned me against whistling at night.”I pray you don’t attract evil with that your smelling mouth,” she said one night as she broke melon seeds for dinner.I’ve never believed in myths, but I found her tales funny.”Why mother?” “I’ve told you times without number,” she pushed the white, plastic chair she sat … Continue reading The Ant Queen
I was on my secondary school Facebook group some days ago, after I had commented on a picture, the guy that commented after me said “ha!!! Na this boy wey dey always speak big big oyinbo be this”. I laughed after reading the comment. I looked at his profile picture hoping I would be able … Continue reading After School – What Are You Remembered For?
‘Heaven is a mind state, I have been there a couple of times’ Jide mumbled under his breath. “Stay with me bro!” I looked into the rare mirror; he is sprawled on the back sit counting imaginary stars. “If you are seeing Jesus at the moment bro, tell him not to open the gates of heaven yet,” I laughed at my own joke. Jide on the other hand is too busy with Visiting … Continue reading Heaven Is A Mind State
It used to feel good being the odd guy at school. From the first till his final year, everyone knew Collins was the go-to guy to have a free insight into the latest happenings in the minds of the females on campus. From the way he talked, acted and walked, many suspected he was gay, … Continue reading Hard Guy
When i think of the time i spent with her, it draws tears to my eyes — an old memory buried deep inside of me. Love does not sleep she once said but she’s asleep now — never to be awaken. I dreamt about the color of her hair last night — ghostly brown, that’s … Continue reading Her
Unbidden tears rolled down my cheeks. It was happening, what I’d feared the most. She was leaving despite all my efforts to stop her. I would be worthless without you. I won’t be able to wake in the morning, for my morning would be night without you. It was happening, what I’d dreaded the most. … Continue reading She Would be Here
If I were to be the president of a country, the first billi would sign into law would be the bill legalising prostitution.it still baffles me why prostitution is illegal. Selling is legal. Sex Is legal but selling sex is illegal. The only possible excuse I can give is that the best things in life … Continue reading nowhere to hide
Last week, my best friend Jacky got really sick. At first, I thought it a minor issue. It was when the sickness got worse after three days that my eyes became clearer. My dog’s eyes were red and watery. It whined in pains when I tried touching it. Jacky was the only loyal friend I … Continue reading How Could We?
My class was not a big one, maybe about forty five pupils. But then, my school was not as big as Ijegbe Nursery & Primary School next door. The wooden desk and bench I shared with Bose my seatmate was in the middle row on the far left side of the classroom. I would have … Continue reading Times Table: Why I hate Mathematics
Death at sunset Sunrise in Lagos is the beginning of a new adventure for its occupants and resident, The start of a new day in Lagos mark the beginning of another struggle to achieve certain goals for the day, another opportunity to work and sort out the challenge of the … Continue reading Death At Sunset
It is true that we live but to die, but life itself becomes death when there is no certainty of tomorrow. That was what life became that morning. That morning I heard the thundering voice of what they call bomb for the first time. Father, like a frightened dog, barked at us. ‘Get under the … Continue reading A New Beginning
Papa had made me, though not conscious of it himself, fall in love with the moon. Since the sects that Papa referred to as ‘twin brothers fighting for the breast of their mother’ began the clash that he said would change the face of Nigeria totally, his stories were not about his days in England, … Continue reading A Lesson from the Moon
Beating Heart CH 01 The knock was soft and hesitant with a hint of trepidation. She took a deep breath calming her beating heart. Delicate fingers rested against the cross carved into the solid oak door. The smoothness of the wood beneath the skin of her fingertips sent a slight tingle down her spine. … Continue reading Beating Heart CH 02
I looked at the faces present in the room, I shook my head, none of us can be saved, this gathering is a useless one, as if reading my mind, the instructor said. “No one is totally broken, and no one is beyond repairs, this gathering is not about what to do or what not … Continue reading No One Is Totally Broken (Flash Fiction)
Multitudes gathered before him. On their feet they stood, fists pumping furiously, ground shaking from the stamping of their feet. Tens of thousands chanted one name, eyes bleeding fervor, their voices in perfect unison. ‘Boye!‘