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Episode 7: Falling in Love With My Best Friend

  READ EPISODES 1 – 6 Episode 7: Can We Talk?   Regardless of what I should or shouldn’t have done, the fact remained that I had scheduled an appointment with Tokunbo Williams for Monday afternoon at 2:00pm. Unlike the pre-delivery stage with the letter Tokunbo’s father had written, where I agonized for hours over … Continue reading Episode 7: Falling in Love With My Best Friend

On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 2 (The Stranger on the Bus)

I wasted no time pinging and subsequently chatting with her.  It was such a relief to read her reply.  And that was how we started chatting back and forth. Then, we graduated to sending each other voice notes. I remember the first time I sent her one of those.  All I said was: “Hi, Sewuese … Continue reading On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 2 (The Stranger on the Bus)

Conversations II: On the Broken Road [2]

“I’ll give you the brief version. My parents had 4 children and we were all devoted, fervent Christians; but our lives were not better than those who were not as faithful as we were. Two of my siblings died before they were 18, the other – a girl is a drug addict and a streetwalker. … Continue reading Conversations II: On the Broken Road [2]

With Love From Asaba: Part 11

The school where he taught was located on the same road as the hotel, and he was just leaving for his second shift at the home of one of his students where he gave private English lessons.  Nene did not see him until he was standing right in front of her.  By then, it was … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 11

With Love From Asaba: Part 5

The following day, Nene woke up still full of hope.  The day was pregnant with the promise of great things, and she basked in it.  She savored that warm, delightful feeling, which envelopes a person rising from sweet sleep, that sweet nothingness that entices the waker to slip back under the covers and continue dreaming.  … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 5

Midnight Intermission [Part 4]

Click here for, part 3   “There” she pointed. “Further past the blue moon” “Past the sleeping mountain of Red” “Where death is known” “My people claim the richness from gold and silver” “Where are you from?” she firmly asked.   “I hail from the Land of Ododo” “Where the beasts answer to my name” “Behind … Continue reading Midnight Intermission [Part 4]