We had to set out at dawn. Before the first crow of the perpetual rooster, Before the first adhan was sung to wake Agadez to the morning prayer, Before the sun rises and glares light on our covert journey, We had to set out before dawn. ‘Nabou, there is no time’ Moussa yanked the … Continue reading For want of a Nail…
How often do you feel like you’re an extra in an old 007 movie? Ok, maybe not so dramatic but a little something close. You’re walking along on your own minding your business, earphones in your ear, a lazy spring in your step. It’s 5:30am and you’re on your way to work. It’s going to … Continue reading Roy Bolt!
Years ago, when I read revolutionary tales, I earnestly prayed that God should make me a revolutionary. It seemed the noblest cause that a human being could pursue. I still remember vividly the depth of elation I sunk in when I read about Mandela’s revolutionary movements against the apartheid forces in South Africa. When I … Continue reading Babangida – Man Or Devil?
25 years later,four boys,an osu,one from umuike,one from umubele,one from umuogbu,three villages at war. Watching the chief priest walk out of the shrine that early morning, Chukwunenye smiled as he stretched himself and got ready for the day’s visitors. It didn’t get anymore exciting than this for him, all his life, the highlights of his … Continue reading the gods’ of fate 2
Olawale Martins smiled again as he pulled out of the Kuramo Beach car park. He glanced at the watch on his left wrist and could barely make out what the time piece displayed. Now, it dawned on him that the alcohol had begun to take its toll. Well, it hardly mattered at the moment. It … Continue reading When luck runs out
This life can be filthily funnyA man grooves and feels luckyIs deluded by big moneySmokes and drinks things yuckyFills the brain with stuffs and feels woozyFeels fly, picks a skirt that’s like real rubyOblivious she’s a freaking floozieWinds up in bed, wakes up and turns moody This life can be a mighty mysteryYou swim in … Continue reading This Life
With speed he didn’t know he possessed, he raced through the forest, dodging tree trunks and low hung branches hidden by the black night by pure instinct. He did not need to pause to note that his pursuers were still behind him, for the night wind effectively carried their bellows to him. They were not … Continue reading Flight
‘We will be going to the Bibilari’s today’, Mrs Benson declared to her son as they shared breakfast a week after he got back from school.‘What’s happening there? I’m not sure I know any of their kids well enough to think I’ll enjoy the visit’‘No you don’t but they are good friends of your father … Continue reading Against All Odds
Stella stared, frowning, at the shadow moving towards her. She wondered who was approaching and thought briefly of ducking out of sight. She didn’t want company. That was why she had chosen this secluded area. Out of sight of her raucous classmates, though sadly not out of hearing. She could still hear their noisy play … Continue reading Abyss
My heart starts to race as I spot him across the room. Our eyes lock for a second and I wonder if he feels it too – that jolt of pure electricity. He looks away, his gaze drawn to the woman petulantly tugging at the sleeve of the tux that barely hides the raw masculinity … Continue reading The Quarry
Even though the office almost capsized from people running helter-skelter to get things done when the news came that the CEO was coming from the headquarters, Anna remained quite calm. She was simply glad she had a perfect office record and that she had worn her Prada shoes and her best suit to work on … Continue reading A bullet in the head!
“Nengi? Nengi? Did you hear me?” A hand roughly jerked her awake, pulling her slowly from the dark corners of her dream. She jumped, startled, her hands reaching out to the nearest thing to keep her from falling. The ground was slippery…so slippery…so much blood…The windscreen rose in front of her. She looked around and … Continue reading The Conflict
The last time I saw my mother was when I was in Junior Secondary School at fourteen years old. So I have not seen her for the better part of my life. Yet the events of that day were so clear in my mind that it seemed like only yesterday. Another thing that seemed not … Continue reading Abandoned
….Nai could feel her heart in her mouth. it was pounding. heart beats skipping. her hormones in total control. she inched closer to cover the space between them…she just couldnt bear it any longer. she took in all of him…he pushed her lips to part,and she willingly obliged them…how could she not? those full succelent … Continue reading The kiss!!!
We were in the hotel room, Emenike’s gift to me. Our wedding reception had ended barely an hour earlier, and most of our invitees, those who had come all the way from Agbawka and Umunachi, were putting up in our house at the college quarters. There were over twenty of them, most of them would … Continue reading Life Had Other Plans – An Excerpt