Category Archives: Novel Excerpts

DARE TO KNOW (Excerpt from …And the Night Hissed)

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)

Dazzle Me (Chapter 1)

    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)

…And the Night Hissed (excerpt)

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)

The Bloodband 1 (Our Monthly Bread)

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)

FATAL ATTRACTION: A Peek Into the greatest Irony of them all

    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 Cell – 1

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

Magigo Saga: The chief priest Volume 3

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

Magigo Saga: Haruni’s vision – Volume 2

  Haruni’s vision Haruni came running to the palace like a man possessed.  He was restless and his panic was transferred to everyone there watching and waiting to hear and know why he was acting strangely.  Even though the people have come to know him as a man of exaggerations,  but they had never seen … Continue reading Magigo Saga: Haruni’s vision – Volume 2

Magigo Saga – Volume 1

The man woke up,  dazed and not knowing exactly where he was.  The flies buzzed around him and heard strange insects sounds he was unfamiliar with. When he looked up,  he could not see the sky.  Just a faint penetration of light from above. At this time,  he was now sure he was outside,  on … Continue reading Magigo Saga – Volume 1

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)

Family

War, Pain, Hurt Fate, Death, I was caught This has left me more cuts Than I had ever thought. All of a sudden, a joy from within Battled all the hate I struggled with When everything in me was breaking And my heart was shaking Because my parents went through a divorce Could it have … Continue reading Family