Category Archives: Touch of Spice

Snatched By Fate

Snatched By Fate

Ene’s heart skipped many beats, as she opened the small box containing the three letters she had received from Oche. Tears rolled down her face, as she read through the first letter… Ditto… Sweetheart, I believe you are fine. We had a rough journey, but I am glad we arrived at our base safely. It’s […]

My other other secret diary

My other other secret diary

Tonye became our fourth house boy in four weeks courtesy of my rich cantankerous mother. I don’t know wether or not I should term mama a perfectionist because when she wanted to be cruel her cruelty saw no bounds, and then, I was on the impression that perfectionists were naturally logical thinkers. The house-boy evicting […]

Ada’s Dreams

Ada’s Dreams

Throughout her time in New York, Ada never forgot the guy that had kissed her at the party. She could still remember his well sculptured face and his haunting eyes; piercing eyes that seemed to have their own touch. How could she forget such a person? How could she forget such a kiss? It didn’t […]

How Sophie found her man

How Sophie found her man

Richard was munching the hotdog and sipping from the chilled juice drink Sophie brought him. “So tell me, now that you’re fully recuperated, where were you coming from the night you were attacked?” Sophie inquired as he devoured the snacks with ravenous appetite. “From a friend’s birthday party” Richard replied, crushing a load of the […]

Living Again

Living Again

Tola reclined in his seat, hands clasped against each other as he let his eyes roam the entire length of his roomy office. He felt like a stranger behind this huge mahogany table that shone from the constant burnishing of Steve, his office assistant. “How did it come to this?” he soliloquised. He had been […]

A Little Thrill

A Little Thrill

I had always wondered what it would be like to have an affair, and even spent a lot of time fantasizing about it. I never planned on actually doing it, being a happily married man and all, but felt it did not hurt to let my mind play over the idea. I would sometimes lay […]

The Hawk and the Rabbit

The Hawk and the Rabbit

He was very handsome – like the screen gods that existed only on TV. Tall, dark, well dressed, well spoken and oozing of wealth… and I wondered why he liked me. There were a lot of beautiful girls at my friend’s wedding, where I met him, so how come he chose me?  Me!  An ordinary […]

Sunshine

Sunshine

Some say love is a thing of the heart, a divine, selfless decision one takes in relation to another. I am bound to agree, but truth be told, I never understood love. I am not sure I do, even now. From as little as eight, I asked questions and got unsatisfactory answers. The more I […]

A New Beginning.

A New Beginning.

As she sat on the mat in her late mother’s room, her knees curled to her chest, the words of the man of God rang loudly in her head. She tried to push it out but it kept ringing. Forgive! What was there to forgive? Ekpedeme had killed her in many more ways than a […]

Pink Ribbon

Pink Ribbon

I hastened across the near busy road at Ajao Estate; being careful though of any on coming vehicle. My eye was on Tetrazinni. I had to walk a kilometre down. I struggled with fatigue. As down-depressed as I was; I still felt famished. Inside the fast food joint (eatery), I ordered a plate of fiesta […]