King kept his word and came back every day to check up on Alewa. He only got to the point of pleasantries and asking how she was before she slammed the door in his face, but when he came back the next day, she always opened the door to him. It was obvious she was … Continue reading Forever 5
Alewa drove listlessly through the streets of Lagos, not ready to go home to her empty apartment and far from ready to face her demons yet. She wanted some distractions, she wanted some peace of mind, she needed to not think or feel for some hours but just observe. She decided to drive down to … Continue reading Forever 3
Alewa was fourteen when her dad died. In the space of one year, she lost both her parents. Her mother’s death had really affected her but by the time her dad died, she was so embittered she couldn’t summon any sadness or despair at his passing. She went to live with some distant relatives. The … Continue reading Forever 2
Alewa rummaged through her purse for her car keys at the parking lot. She remembered dropping them in earlier when she got to the doctor’s office. She searched and searched as silent tears trickled down her face. She couldn’t believe this was where everything led to, she couldn’t accept this would be her punishment, her … Continue reading Forever 1
When I was younger, I used to hear people complain about how conji wanted to kill them. Then, I used to find it extremely funny, so I would laugh and laugh until tears came out from my eyes, because even though I couldn’t quite understand what ‘having conji” meant, the word was just jocose but … Continue reading The Q-Corner: The Power of Conji
What’s not to love about you? The question eternally echoes in my head. But it merges with another yet intriguing one; Why am i not dead? Can you answer me, eh mister? Would you pause a moment to listen to these questions above the sound of my heart ripping? Are you interested in the pain … Continue reading What’s Not To Love?