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Unraveling ep6 of 16

All promises were made Not all were kept Some we remembered, Some we deliberately dismembered All promises are strong Like bonds on bonds Yet all we break. For reasons, mostly our sakes JJ was ill besotted at life. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonades. He swore at the originator of that statement. The … Continue reading Unraveling ep6 of 16

Unraveling ep5 of 16

We all reach for that which is forbidden Like Adam, eve and the apple A longing beyond our reach A love fragile, uncertain and unstable. You see, the satisfaction isn’t in the getting For the forbidden can be easily forgotten Leah flipped her eyes open in the dark. She blinked rapidly, trying to adjust to … Continue reading Unraveling ep5 of 16

Unraveling ep2 of 16

In an altar of delight A girl beamed her light Just to alter her plight Yet – she sunk in her fright In an altar of desire A boy played with fire Trapped in lust vicious fist Yet – he sought to escape its midst. Leah Abba stood at the back of the large hall … Continue reading Unraveling ep2 of 16

Unraveling ep1 of 16

We were fine Except for those thoughts Those thoughts seemed okay Except for those words Those words were acceptable Except for that deed, That deed deemed cool Until Our normal wasn’t acceptable Our attitude wasn’t agreeable Our lives became miserable We sort to be expendable Still we thought We were fine. The light turned red. … Continue reading Unraveling ep1 of 16

The Departed

“I really can use a big, delicious glass of wine”, Ekene proclaimed. “Red.” “And a long dreamless sleep, probably one I’d never wake up from”, he added. It was the third time he was talking to himself that evening. He was finally alone. The stream of friends and family with well-rehearsed sad faces had seemed … Continue reading The Departed

The Cell – 1

The silence was so heavy, it crushed their spirits. It was so loud, it drowned their composure. The sound of erratic breathings and the loud beats of their hearts against their rib cages filled the little space they were confined in. Ekene was preoccupied with thoughts of his last moments with Nneka. The look in … Continue reading The Cell – 1

Love me, even in dark times.

Love me, even in dark times.

“Don’t go baby!” She cried out, her body writhing in sync with her voice. “Doc, help her, she’s in pain.” The gentleman turned to look at me in distraught. I remained speechless, pretending to be too engrossed in what I was detailing to the Nurses with me. I heard the wife speak faintly. “Don’t leave … Continue reading Love me, even in dark times.

Enough Is Enough

0035Hrs. 30.08.90 The silence of the dark night was shattered by the cacophonous ramblings of tens of riffles spewing pellets of death in all direction. Like falling snow, bullets rained elephants and hippopotamus on almost every roof in our community and the darkness of the night was murdered by flying Molotov cocktails. Five minutes later, … Continue reading Enough Is Enough

I MARRIED A MAD MAN (Chapter 1)

“Why would I be waiting for you to get into the car after church!!! Every Sunday, you repeat the same thing, are you mad?” David started with his Sunday madness. “David, I only spoke with the pastor’s wife for five minutes. What will it cost to just wait for five minutes, it’s not like you … Continue reading I MARRIED A MAD MAN (Chapter 1)

“Her Man Palava”- 9a

  “Where  is that dick head,time wasting  son of bitch?. Ha ha there you are?” Karis was saying as if intoxicated, gesticulating wildly. “Holier than thou Leroy”. Karis continued . “When I get to heaven I’ll have to ask the angels to play your sex scenes for me. What do you think?”. She winked at  him, laughing … Continue reading “Her Man Palava”- 9a