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TÉllÀ (chapter One)

 The year 2004 ended with loud cracks of colourful fireworks that burst through the dark night and bloomed amongst the stars. I giggled at my parent’s lack of decency as they clung unto one another. I could tell they were  whispering sweet things to each other’s ears because each time my father said something, my … Continue reading TÉllÀ (chapter One)

The Ant Queen

My mother always warned me against whistling at night.”I pray you don’t attract evil with that your smelling mouth,” she said one night as she broke melon seeds for dinner.I’ve never believed in myths, but I found her tales funny.”Why mother?” “I’ve told you times without number,” she pushed the white, plastic chair she sat … Continue reading The Ant Queen

Prisca

Prisca

June was struck by her beauty that it could not move on to July without saying happy birthday. When he finally gets her, her dancing steps will change because by then she will be pregnant and therefore her steps would be flawed. Luxuriate in your youthful age now and while you can. So I say, … Continue reading Prisca

Yet Another Date

I was fourteen and I had just gotten into Senior Secondary School, the first time a man told me I was beautiful. I was ecstatic; nothing else mattered in the world. I began to make efforts to make myself look more beautiful for him. I remember using excessive amount of white powder on my face … Continue reading Yet Another Date

In A Bid To Change Their Destinies Ep2

“You dare not eat that food” Chike said raising his voice tensely “And what will you do if I do? Tell mama and papa?” Wike replied mockisly. He didn’t care about any treats “anyways, the worst they can do is to flog poverty out of me but at least I would enjoy this one and … Continue reading In A Bid To Change Their Destinies Ep2

My Parent’s Burial Is Where I’m Going

My Parent’s Burial Is Where I’m Going

Since I have being born, I have had had grace to attend various parties. Be it Birthdays, Weddings, Engagement, Graduation etc alongside with my mother when I was young and even when I had grown up I have still graced many occasions but never for once have I attended a burial ceremony, not for once. … Continue reading My Parent’s Burial Is Where I’m Going

Unraveling: Final Episode

Let’s meet on a plain field Where sunshine doesn’t ruin the feel Let’s meet outdoors Baring emotions outwards Let’s meet for old times Starting again not on borrowed times Let’s meet with substance Our wounds healed, our minds right Let’s meet with a level head Man and woman basking clear Let’s meet and deliberate And … Continue reading Unraveling: Final Episode

Unraveling ep15 of 16

She sat there, once, twice gazing tentatively Trying to recollect a time When memory was like a glass of Amarula Sweet and intoxicating She sat there and found none Her mind and body had become numb Her soul floats in a sea of calmness All energy from years of pain dissipated Leaving behind a hollow … Continue reading Unraveling ep15 of 16

Unraveling ep14 of 16

I am amazed at the grace I received Grace that brought glory days I had perceived Alternatively still, my faith had grown On words I had known Still I toil from morn to morn To love myself and those that mourn For grace persist to right my wrongs The love I’ve lived, the bad or … Continue reading Unraveling ep14 of 16