She retched and emptied her entire stomach content, eyes bloodshot and teary. She shivered slightly from the fever racking her body and from the cold floor which she knelt upon. She felt broken. The tears had […]
The young man wakes up. Yawning sleepily, he stretches himself, and sighs deeply. The mattress is cold and damp with musky sweat. His movement disturbs a small swarm of mosquitoes that had taken temporary […]
All the while he was waving a stubby, nicotine stained finger at my seatmate. “If you talk am for me again, I go slap am for you!” The tribal marks on his face not visible initially, now stood out like slash […]
“Mum, I am scared”, whimpered Temi as he held on tight to his mother’s embrace, burying his teary face in her ample bosoms. He felt safe now. For now. She held on tight to him and soothed him with sweet, calming […]
I thanked her profusely for the beverage and a few sips later, I was feeling right and dandy, the cold seeping out of my bones.
After draining the entire cup but wishing I could have another, but not wanting to […]
As she sat and stared down the horizon, the red savannah sun setting, dipping down the green stretch of the endless plains, so did her hopes. Her heart felt heavy. All around her, there was an air of celebration. […]
The rifle clattered and spat, almost threatening to tear itself from his arms. Now on full automatic fire, chaos was guaranteed. The government troops, poorly equipped and outnumbered, fell in their dozens from […]
They made away just in time, the wailing sirens getting closer and louder due to the doppler effect. Kola manuevered the Honda skillfully through the light traffic. They all had the nervous, wide-eyed look of […]
She couldn’t move any part of her body. She was bound and gagged tight, her bonds chewing into her skin causing bleeding chaps. Hot tears of pain flowed down her face. How long she had been unconscious she knew […]
A painful slap administered to the nape of my neck told me that today I wasn’t going to be so lucky, as against the few times I had actually gotten away. I tried to run but was cruelly jerked back by a pull on my […]
Our house-help helped me clean up the books and washed my bag that afternoon after I returned home. He took off the worst of the stain but some oil stains remained. I wasn’t tanned for that cos mum never really discovered.