Ade got home still in utter shock. He had just knocked down a woman. He only managed to drive all the way home without crashing as he had been shivering terribly. He rushed to the fridge in the kitchen to get a drink of water. He poured some into a glass and his lips trembled … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends 7
When Juwon was thirteen years old, she and her mother were taking a walk in the Estate. As they made to turn into their street on their way back home, a car came speeding from just around the corner; he must have been doing 160km on a 40km speed limit road. He was young, couldn’t … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends 6
“The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.” They say family dysfunctions are not essentially bad, that they often are the reasons why some are successful. Juwon’s family dysfunction was twisted in the ‘curliest’ of forms; there was something profoundly … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends 5
Dave ran into Nike on her way out of Juwon’s apartment. She looked startled and stuttered as she tried to greet him. He was surprised as well to meet her there, but was more confused that she was stuttering just to say hello. He remembered her from the other night at the dinner table, how … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends 4
LOVERS OR FRIENDS 3 Nothing is ever as it seems. Juwon is a classic example. Kunle paced up and down the room, “I’m not sure how much longer I can keep this secret”. He nearly screamed. He punched the wall and let out a loud “Arggh!” “Relax Kunle; he’s never going to find out if … Continue reading LOVERS OR FRIENDS – Part 3
Dave’s stare shifted from Nike whose mouth didn’t stop moving, to Kunle who kept stealing glances at him, and then to Juwon who seemed to be the most pleased about Nike’s presence at the dinner table. Juwon laughed out loudly at Nike’s jokes, and when she wasn’t laughing at her jokes, she would caress Dave’s … Continue reading LOVERS OR FRIENDS – Part 2
He was going to propose to her. He had everything planned out. The engagement ring, the restaurant, his line; every aspect was considered and taken care of. He called her to confirm the meeting, she had tests in school the next week, but they agreed that he should come pick her up by 7 pm that evening. … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends.