I stayed put at my corner exuding my shine and beauty when you walked in with your richness and appeal. The air-condition relieved you as traces of sweat on your forehead vanished like steam. You threw a fancy glance at me and acknowledged my allure with a smile – our first connection. You exchanged pleasantries … Continue reading Rack Life
“Hmmm, hmmmm, hmmmm, Holy Reekadofeaturingtiwa, arabinrin, your ibujoko is shaking, wo, very shaking, laipe, they will pack your load from your husband house. The chair you are sitting on now is 3 leg”. The woman looks frighteningly at the chair she is sitting on. “No ooo, I do not mean this one oo, I mean … Continue reading Deprophets I: Prophet Ikokonlaja
We walked on the bridge over the bridge for what turned out to be the last time, and I ate something sweet, that sugary air, that sweet blue light spun out of nothingness. It was just a moment, really, nothing more, but I remember marveling at the sturdy cables of the bridge that held us … Continue reading My Life
He says he wants me And I’m his to take I have been since the first time I pressed my lips to his – Tessa (After) At this junction I know what we are You are the flame And I’m the moth A relationship already fated for disaster We are a train wreck waiting … Continue reading Train Wreck
“M… My… My mom says I can’t marry you.” Ada watched him embarrass himself. “Your mother told you not to marry me? Chiezugo do you listen to the words that jump out of your mouth? Can’t you make decisions like a man?” “You don’t respect me Ada, your temper is beyond me, you beat me … Continue reading The Fifth Fiance
There’s this girl that lives down my street; fair, tall, and beautiful with all the right curves. That’s you, Becky. I learned from my best-friend that you moved into the neighborhood with your family some three weeks before I was forced home from school by ASUU. From afar, everything seemed to be okay with you. … Continue reading Case
” whatever makes you happy makes me happy” I said I’m my usual attempt to please her. I go as far as apologising even for little things that are nor my fault.I never disagreed with her no matter her irritating nagging attitude .I dread conflict at all cost while she was very quick to express … Continue reading Shock Absorber
I woke up, covered in a fog of turquoise-white and maroon-gold. I could remember me and Billy, my crazy pit-bull, were walking a lonely mountain track. The unruffled breezy clouds perched on my skin, I nipped them in my imagination. They felt as nothing I’ve ever touched or tasted, just an epitome of immaculate flamboyance…every fine … Continue reading No, not without Billy!
“It’ll be fun, Maria”, I hoped the tone of my voice was convincing enough. Maria was fun to be with, she was social and outgoing but not in the typical bad girl way. I was the bad girl; the one who went to clubs, night parties, pool parties; anything associated with the dark, you name it and … Continue reading Lifeless…
You had gotten an ‘F’ again. You stagger away from the notice board. This is your fourth ‘F’ this semester. The first you had, you ran to your fellowship’s secretariat and almost knocked down the rusted door. You cried before the fellowship’s president and he told you, God is alive. So He’s now a magician … Continue reading Potiphar’s Wife
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