￼ The year 2004 ended with loud cracks of colourful fireworks that burst through the dark night and bloomed amongst the stars. I giggled at my parent’s lack of decency as they clung unto one another. I could tell they were whispering sweet things to each other’s ears because each time my father said something, my … Continue reading TÉllÀ (chapter One)
Michael ran his fingers through his foaming beards as if he was doing a head-count for his hairs. The spray tube sprinkled waves of gentle bubbles of warm water at his face… and indeed, the warm bath suited his mood and was exactly all he needed to seal his long day. His wife’s birthday was … Continue reading Every Man Has a Price.
Excerpts on BECKY ( 3rd book on the imperfectly perfect book series Anyway, with that by the side, I walked into the living room. “Becky, what’s up? Aren’t you supposed to be at the headquarters with the guys?” asked Fola. I looked at her removing the thought of baby Lara being from my head. Her … Continue reading Becky.
Excerpts from “The Rebel”. 1:00 pm after the meeting. The men were done with their meeting. Right now, they’re all gathered in the room where Ada and Becky were kept. It’s a medium-sized room, equipped with a television, air condition, a couch, some chairs scattered around and a refrigerator stocked with every goodie known to … Continue reading The Rebel
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)
June 23, 1806 We all sat in the field that morning after our bath, enjoying a lean English breakfast of bacon and eggs which McAlister and his team had graciously brought along. It was the best breakfast I had had in four days and it left me wondering what was for lunch on board the … Continue reading Shadow of a Man
Chapter I The bright neon lights shone seductively between red and pink. The sign had that peculiar allure that enticed people to come in. A night club in the sub-urban area of the nation’s capital, Abuja. It was a few minutes to twelve and it was already getting filled to the brim despite … Continue reading Dazzle Me (Chapter 1)
CHAPTER ONE June 16th, 1806 was our date with destiny. After nearly six turbulent weeks at sea, we should have been grateful at the sight of terra firma. We had just survived a raging storm and, a few days earlier, bouts of the flux among crew members. This had generated much concern over the sanitary … Continue reading …And the Night Hissed (excerpt)
Our father, which art in Heaven Hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven Give us this month our monthly bread… I paused writing immediately I discovered the error in my answer. I smiled. Our monthly bread? I asked myself. Surely this was not written … Continue reading The Bloodband 1 (Our Monthly Bread)
SEE PROLOGUE HERE “Osaretin! Osaretin!” “Osas!” I felt a thud on my side and then, on my head. I scowled, breaking away from the daydream I had just had, as I turned to my torturer. “Jesus! Guy wetin dey worry you nau?” I scolded, rubbing the spot Richy my friend and roommate had hit, … Continue reading FATAL ATTRACTION: A Peek Into the greatest Irony of them all
The truck rode up to a makeshift road block manned by three heavily armed men and came to a halt. Two men walked up to the sides of the vehicle and signaled Agents Emeto and Nduka out of the truck, as they complied with their hands in the air, the men trained their rifles on … Continue reading The Cell – 2
The silence was so heavy, it crushed their spirits. It was so loud, it drowned their composure. The sound of erratic breathings and the loud beats of their hearts against their rib cages filled the little space they were confined in. Ekene was preoccupied with thoughts of his last moments with Nneka. The look in … Continue reading The Cell – 1
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
Chief priest The compound was big with almond, mango and orange trees. There was a cleared out center space with big drums, basins and pots all filled with water. Chickens and goats are all around the compound. Two of the chief priest’s helpers and assistants were also there sitting and occasionally walking around awaiting calls … Continue reading Magigo Saga: The chief priest Volume 3
During the times that have come by, I pray for war to come. Not these new modern warfare. The old kind. Those ones stationed between battle noise and mud trenches. The zipping sounds of mortars, as empty bullet shells illuminate the blood heavy war terrain. Soldier boots marching through old places that were once called … Continue reading Old Soldier