That was how you missed the bus; you had awoken earlier than the usual time and skipped your normal morning routines. Yet, you still missed the damned bus! Only three buses made the journey from Abeokuta to Abuja daily and you missed the last one and the only one that would get you to … Continue reading Missing the Bus by Tolu Daniel
You had done business with him before, so you knew in your heart that no matter what happened he was good for it. You ignored the fact that his gait was unsteady as he walked towards you. He was after all your business partner of several years. His eyes were a mix of crimson and … Continue reading The Pity of it All by Tolu Daniel
Dear family,friends,and well wishers, Compliments of the season. I trust that you have been fine, and from a glance at our timeline, I can see that we are still doing what we do best– telling Naija’s stories. I am glad and honoured to be one of you, and I want you to know that. I … Continue reading Please Support ‘Dressed Like A Prince’ in The Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize
The raining season was in full swing now and the clouds were gathering once more for an encore for the third time today. I had already gotten drenched earlier on and was not in a hurry to get baptised once more so I hurried to the bus stop. As I got there my heart sank … Continue reading Always Know When To Cut Your Losses
This was my entry for the “African Writing Flash Fiction Contest”. I guess I see why I didn’t make the shortlist in hindsight. ========================================== The colours red and yellow bring one place readily to my mind- the ancient city of Benin. They remind me of the commercial buses in that city, with their lousy conductors … Continue reading Colon Road.