Category Archives: Memoir / Narrative Non-Fiction

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The Gambler’s Wife

“Pam any three from four at one kobo per line, spot the mega digit and transform your life!” That was the irritating noise of those men that came from Origbo to render the men in our own growing village useless. If it had not been them, then the men of Ose would still have held … Continue reading The Gambler’s Wife

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Memoirs Of My Heterotopic Ossification Life

Memoirs Of My Heterotopic Ossification Life It was a bright and beautiful morning in Aj city. I’d spent the night with a neighbour who was home alone and couldn’t sleep in their big mansion alone. I never knew this day would unveil the big secret I’ve been hiding for some months. I had a little … Continue reading Memoirs Of My Heterotopic Ossification Life

Samathra! (An Excerpt)

Samathra! (An Excerpt)

Chapter 1 (Jewel in a Junk Yard) The gentle breeze that frequently swamped the school compound did not only reveal its mighty architectural masterpiece positioning but also made it appear that nothing evil could erupt in such a welcoming atmosphere. The magnificent building was intellectually planted in the centre of Oluyork Estate, around where parents … Continue reading Samathra! (An Excerpt)

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The Struggle To Survive!

The Fries woman. She hates when the weather is too hot as that would drive away customers except if they were coming for her Puff Puff. Those customers were mostly school children, keke drivers and the everyday man that went about, looking for daily jobs. On those days, business was slow. She’ld curse the heat … Continue reading The Struggle To Survive!

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Conception

“Life, in its very natural form, sometimes so unpredictable, unfathomable, formless and even lifeless! All life’s feelings; happiness, excitement, Eye sores, violence, embarrassment and all other man’s feelings are nothing more than the way the subject and receiver perceive them. If only we interpreted everything differently – positively!”  – Me, January 7, 2022 Today, the … Continue reading Conception

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It Gets Lonely

Living within the dictates of this world’s definition of existence. Dying with each attempt to match society’s image of the relevant. Loneliness is, whether in the crowd of 3, or a 100 times that maybe, But most disturbing: strangers in this society are our daily surrounding. A society that keeps claiming it understands we, Denying … Continue reading It Gets Lonely