Your husband called me He told me he likes me He also said he loves me He wants me to date him He wants us to get deep I don’t know how this makes you feel But your husband called me Your husband called me He wants to plan a long trip He … Continue reading Your Husband Called me
Rosie closed her eyes as a few tear drops glided down each cheek from the edge of her eyes. The words she had just heard crushed her from within. They resounded in her head like someone had placed them on repeat. Her heart could not bear the questions racing through her mind… Have I just … Continue reading Boss Lady – Chapter One
My good people of Nigeria, join me and search For her as I implore the church To pray for the return Of my teenage daughter, our daughters, who has gone to learn Modern techniques and prevailing Processes and skills in solving Our numerous problems as a nation That is seeking for care and attention. … Continue reading Bring Back Our Daughters
‘eh brother, bo sen se niyen (that’s how they do), looking for somebody to sleep with them’. ‘Can this truly be what she is saying? How come I didn’t think that way?’. All these words is being replayed in my head as I wash. How could someone want to get laid by a stranger, still come forward to beg for it? Am … Continue reading That’s How They Do
YEAR 1996 CE Udia was destined to give birth to the girl who would end the world. Her screams, intense and ear splitting as the shrill call of a banshee, reverberated through the corridors of the hospital. She flailed with impotent rage at the professional hands that guided the gurney down the length of the … Continue reading The Portal
Up to the waist, she was one word—stunning. Perfectly manicured toes varnished in blood-red nail polish lay among coloured straps of leather that approximated as shoes. Her ankles rode into long, slender ebony legs that seemed to go on forever. They terminated inches well above her knees, interrupted by the thin hem of an ultra … Continue reading Sin
The baby wails on. D’Onah reaches first for the girl. He lifts her limp hand, raises a bunch of blood-soaked hair from her bloody face. He retches heavily, with a sinking feeling of despair. He has no time to prepare before the chair whips into his back, rocking him forward. When he turns, his assailant … Continue reading Son 3
The Love that never came The love that came and left And to the love on the way: In the starry less night, I walked in darkness Looking for light, I fell and rose. What happened to me, what is wrong or right with me? My O my, I am in love, in love with … Continue reading …To My Final Love
The teenage girl hid under the bushes; crouched, oblivious of the thorns that scratched and bruised her, her heart thumped hard with each passing second. Glancing around, she did, occasionally; to be sure she was in no danger. The rustling of leaves, as well as the chirping of crickets could be heard from the trees … Continue reading The Hunted
When Mama Zubem returns from the market she buys us things. She buys take-away. And she would call us and share to us after we help her carry the things she brought from the market. Zubem has never followed his mother to the market before. But one day he told us he did. He told … Continue reading Is He a Girl?
Character: Kambili Book: Purple Hibiscus Author: Chimamanda Adichie As I walked past Fulton road, on my way to Odenigwe, for a friend’s party; I couldn’t help but agree with Adichie’s description of the University primary school standing at the left side of the road, in “The purple hibiscus”. As I stood for a second touring … Continue reading Change Of Heart
Not so long ago, on a scorching day, a woman was sleeping in her stall where she sold lisle and gloves and stockings. No customer had called yet, and it was midday already. “Bad market”, it was called. Now, this was no news. It happened everyday. What did not happen everyday was that her … Continue reading Girl On A Busy Rail Road
Where is the love? The bible defines love as patient, kind, not envious, not proud, amongst others (1 cor 13:1-8). How many relationships apply this definition in reality? Today, most relationships use love as a justification for sex instead of the words lust or infatuation. How easy it is to say ‘I love you’ when … Continue reading Where is the Love?
That was how he took the place of Kale, my erstwhile friend. Kale still calls anyway. Once in a while we Twittered. With my improved personality, I got friendlier with and more used to people. But out of those who visited the library, it was Kale and this second guy that I fancied most. They … Continue reading In the middle of things (2)