AWOOF! You listen again to be sure the sound came from your door… ‘kpom! Kpom! Kpom!’ You hear it again. You start to wonder who could be disturbing you this early Christmas morning when everyone in the city of Lagos had gone to church. You leave the kitchen for the door, but not before mentally … Continue reading Awooof!
I stand at the threshold of life. Two roads lead to where I want to be, the road on my right is a sleek and outstretched one, the sigh on it says “The Crowd”. It wasn’t long before a herd of humans shoved past me onto the road. I step aside as I watch them … Continue reading Threshold Of Life.
September 1 September ushered in the last of the rains; the kind that fell noiselessly and without the fierce winds like in May and June. May 17 May was when I saw it, the fierce eyes of Soluja the mad man. it had been a cloudy day, one where, the blackness of the cloud thickened, … Continue reading Mary Does Not Know
He saw her and his heart stopped. In that split second nothing and no one else existed. He was totally attracted to her with no reservations and it would appear, from the look in her eyes that she felt the same way. Time resumed and she walked on. His wife turned around just then from the … Continue reading “Periphery” by Iraku Haso (From The Unagi Creative)
“Let’s make love!” She announced to my happy hearing. I wasted no time in saying yes. We didn’t bother to continue deceiving ourselves with preambles. As young adults we both knew what we wanted, and how to get it wasn’t going to be a problem anymore. We agreed to meet up at her father’s garage … Continue reading Let us have sex
In every direction it was the same; sand as far as the eye could see. Kushim had to hand it to them. It was a very imaginative way to send a vampire to an almost certain death. He, a creature of the night, a master of the darkness; left with nowhere to hide, no shade … Continue reading Retribution by Iraku Haso (from The Unagi Creative – http://theunagicreative.blogspot.com.ng/)
She smiled, turned and left, her heart racing, her palms sweating as she waited for the call. It never came. No one would ever question her actions. When, 6 months after the relationship began, she noticed his odd new habit of taking his phone to the toilet, her gut told her something was off, but … Continue reading The Stones in her Heart
The unsuspecting driver let him overtake at the turn and just as is expected of a sane driver to pick up speed after the bend, the driver stepped on the accelerator expecting the driver of the Camry to do the same. There was a crash. Nick was propelled forward; his head was cushioned by the … Continue reading Keep Your Mouth Shut (2/2)
You were furious, she had just broken up with you and this time she informed you that it was for good. There was no was plausible cause nor a possibility of redemption this time. You had tried, really tried to get yourself on the same page with her and like a diamond with many … Continue reading Acidious
Igeda, Benue State, Nigeria. Beads swayed with her paw-paw shaped hips as she walked down the forest path. Newly painted spirals of Ochre paint made Akum’s coal skin glisten red. Striding quickly, she rounded the bend to the stream. Green leaves littered the path with colours only Ohe, the creator, could paint. She slowed down where … Continue reading Red Ochre
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
ETHNIC GROUP: Bini People, found in Edo State. The night presses on us, a black smothering blanket. We scamper across red sand with bare feet. Electricity is out. Only an early moon allows us see the coal-tar crossroads, a few yards ahead. “Quickly,” I whisper in Bini, our native tongue. It’s the only language we … Continue reading The Izobo Raid
Nearly half of her dressing up session was spent in front of the full-length, expensive mirror enframed in neat, hand-carved mahogany wood. Lizzy was busy checking out the best outfit for the evening as she rummaged through her wardrobe and ransacked her make-up kit. She had been at this for nearly an hour and had … Continue reading Love Again?
I ignored the 5am alarm on my phone because it was a Saturday morning. With a long yawn I cuddled under my sheets and my new bouncy mattress tended to my aching body. The lack of cross ventilation makes my room stuffy when there is a power cut, but I had grown accustomed to it, … Continue reading When Darkness Is Golden
There’s a tickling sensation on the back of my neck as I come to consciousness. It’s a floor ant, making its way up to my head. I sweep at it with the backside of my fingers and roll over. I linger a bit more on the weathered mattress on the tiled floor, staring at the … Continue reading Yesteryear