Some fifty years ago, suspense filled the air as diverse thoughts began building up in the minds of people. The rumour is everywhere, silent whispers and hisses, only God knows how true this is. No-one has the guts to say it out publicly for the fear of the white men whose mindset you never can … Continue reading Nigeria’s Indepence Day
The sound of a cannon going off echoed in the hills, seeming to roll endlessly then faded off to be replaced by another, and yet another. It continued, twenty one times, I counted; paying heed to the initial ones for the echo has a way of multiplying as the sound dissipated among the many valleys … Continue reading Passing of a memory
Things might have continued indefinitely like this if not for an event that changed everything. The king of Ajilenko peacefully passed on to join his ancestors in the hereafter. The whole village had their normal life suspended as the burial rites were observed and countless rituals performed. That took a lengthy twenty-one days. After the … Continue reading Omoboja (2)
He was watching the Discovery Channel. Something about dolphins. It was quite absorbing. He began to marvel at the awesome wonder of creation. He took a minute off to pray; to thank God. The structure of earth and its inhabitants was indeed the work of a Genius. He finished praying and resumed watching, wistful smile … Continue reading Tissues and Tissues
Athena stepped out of the Limousine and smiled at the elderly porter. “Hello James! How are you today?” “Very well ma’am. it’s a bright and sunny day!” She smiled a response and walked briskly into the warmer reception of her apartment. She looked forward to coming home after every trip abroad. The warmth and comfort … Continue reading Streaks of sunlight at dawn 2
Don’t mind the title, I tried so hard to find a title for this piece. O.K now guys, tear at this piece, let me have your sincere criticisms. Hit me hard. —————————————————————————————————————————— When I woke that morning, nothing could’ve suitably prepared me for what was to happen later that day, save the life I already … Continue reading The Price of Liberty.
The collection of stories is a good companion any time, any day. Since it is a collection, I chose to start from the last story. Though, warned that the book is a collection of difficult words, I decide to use my novel-wise experience to enjoy the stories without the words disturbing me. Indeed, I did. … Continue reading From The Caves of Rotten Teeth: Personal Reflections
The night was as dead as a doornail and Lady Tranquility took her esteemed seat in the neighbourhood. Dag, a frustrated cat in the pool of old age had nothing better to do than lay on the rooftop of a bungalow that was begging for renovation. The cat in the belly of hell gazed at … Continue reading Different Strokes
Rain growled in and created hunchbacks for pedestrians. Detrimental lubrication was evident. The dog-nose wetness made everywhere appear vague. One building stood tall and looked a bit visible than the rest. The apartments inside were the same, no difference at all. But while almost all the apartments opened their windows from day to day, this … Continue reading Bubbles In The Air
Well, just decide to post the second part of the story, though a true life one but the names are not real….This is a complete book though been finished and left unedited for too long……It could be about you….A book title: “From A Boy to A Man”… Enjoy!
She could feel the weight of his shadow over her. It was heavy. He was tall and dark but she could barely make out his face, yet she recognized evil from the silhouette before her. As she lay on the floor. Her eyes remained fixed on the silver pistol pointed at her. She was shivering. … Continue reading Again…
An altered (without my permission – rant for another day on my blog) version of this was posted on Bella Naija on 9.17.2010. I have decided thus to share the original piece in all its glory with the NS family. Enjoy! “I’ve been quite occupied with a number of I-refuse-to-grow-up-and-live-the-real-life time-consuming activities but the other … Continue reading How To Really Lose A Guy in 10 Days
Gladiator sandals, check! Short tulip skirt,check! Sequined tank top,check! Double hoop earrings,check! Nice hair & make up… Check! Check !! Check !!! Mhen, I look hot! Even if I say so myself. On my way out of my room, I can’t help but twirl in front of my mirror to assess myself one last time. … Continue reading Wounded Pride
Serenity “All right mama, here are the bank documents I talked to you about.” Chike handed the folder to his mother, taking in her bemused expression as she set it aside. “Remember what I told you, I’ve arranged for part of my salary to be wired to the bank here by direct deposit – that … Continue reading Abiku (4)
…Esther angrily went straight to the bar and picked up a bottle of Jack Daniels, two cans of coke and walked through the exit door. “Hey hey, Esther, wait up!” Jules shouted moments after she spotted Esther’s stiff back moving purposefully through the crowd. She ran after her when she realized that Esther didn’t look … Continue reading THE LAST NIGHT OF BACHLORHOOD Pt2