It had started as a misery, and had somehow blurred into a regretfully wish – an unthinkable wish. Everyday of the twelve days that followed the robbery cum rape of Tinu, new thoughts came into her head about her fate and the possible steps she had to take. Was she to pretend as if Oke, … Continue reading And Another Love Story (3)
“Congratulations man, you are the real deal!” Bob’s voice rang as he shook Emenike’s hand and entered the house. Following him were Ejike and Jasper. “Mehn, Emenike, you really scored a point with the first o, but your wife really, really beat you to it this time. She really gave you a ‘close line,’ smackdown, … Continue reading Chinenyendu
Ivie should have realised something was amiss when she got the message. It read; “You are hereby invited for an interview at No.4 Sorinolu St.off Opebi Junction Ikeja. NB:Come along with your credentials and prepare for 2weeks intensive training by Next Monday .Call 090*****for enquiries. It was more than a year since she had been … Continue reading “Job For Sale”
I pray for once, to hold you I tried for long, to feel you I waited a while, to see you And now, I stand waiting on you She cried so loud, I prayed She screamed so hard, I eyed She called me a million times, I begged She stood then walked, I followed He … Continue reading JUST THEN, I Watched YOU CRY
He was in shock – of all the times for her to display her nonchalance, she chose now, and with this? “But…I…we…” he stuttered. Silence. He heaved, and breathed out, slowly. He steeled his nerves a bit. “Are you sure?” “You, the guy, is asking me, the lady, if I’m sure. Of all the cliché questions…thought you’d be … Continue reading “Hello? I’M PREGNANT!!”
She told me she was with child and from the corner of my eye I could see the shadows creeping about us in the dark room, lit only by the single candle I held in my hand. “Are you sure?” I queried her “What do you mean by that?” She twisted her face into a … Continue reading Money Baby
(Adagio) Oh baby is sleeping Is curling like a puppy Mummy is smiling Singing for the baby Oh baby is sleeping Is sleeping like an angel Mummy is singing Sweet songs of nightingale Chorus: (allegro) Baby is sleeping Is sleeping like an angel Dreaming like an angel Smiling like an angel (In the sky) 2x … Continue reading Oh Baby’sleepn!
“Shhh dear. Your mom, Sister Tola needs some rest. It’s that time of the day when people go to sleep; not another cry to bring down the house”! As I clasp your fragile body in my hands rocking you to and fro, my mind wanders far and wide yet finds no comforting lullaby for you. … Continue reading Dear Niece
Jenifer was having a field day; she had been waiting for this day for what had seemed to be forever and finally the day had come. With her heart beating very fast, she coiled herself in her small room. There seemed to be a lot of activities going on outside the walls of her house, … Continue reading Jenifer’s World: The beginning
I put my food aside, picked up a magazine and flicked through as I waited to be summoned. Time moved ever so slowly and I found myself looking at the clock every few minutes. I, of course, could not read in that state so I decided to clean up my room expecting to be called … Continue reading The Search – It ends.
He was a miracle to all of us, this beautiful child. His mother had kept him a secret from us. While her stomach grew to accommodate his coming to be she went on a trip to the village. She returned with a child wrapped in a blue blanket and we all knew it was him. … Continue reading Adejobi (1 of 2)
Even before he was born, I knew there was something evil about him. Watching his movements inside her, there was no doubt in my mind that there was something very evil in him. But how was I to tell them? I could only stay close and wait for them to find out themselves. They never … Continue reading Marked
I was woken up by the contractions and before I could take another breath the membranes bursted and water gushed out from my body as though from an open tap. I made to control it thinking it was urine and it took a second or so before it dawned on me that the baby was … Continue reading An unforgetable night
Oh beautiful one, thy seed has merged with mine. through the slinging motion of my arrow into thy hollow, yielding a fertile ball. For in scintillating gyration, shall he be implanted unto thy hollow sack. Nourished from thy cylindrical tube, devoid of impurities. Beautiful one, in the day of 70 and 200, Shall … Continue reading Life
Amina is the bereaved mother of Hamza a six year old boy Hassana a new born baby girl. Her husband died in a controversial circumstance following an illicit affair she had with his friend. Ibrahim was discover dead one early morning in his car some weeks before Hassana was born. No one is certain as … Continue reading Father’s Ghost