Beating Heart CH 01 The knock was soft and hesitant with a hint of trepidation. She took a deep breath calming her beating heart. Delicate fingers rested against the cross carved into the solid oak door. The smoothness of the wood beneath the skin of her fingertips sent a slight tingle down her spine. … Continue reading Beating Heart CH 02
Multitudes gathered before him. On their feet they stood, fists pumping furiously, ground shaking from the stamping of their feet. Tens of thousands chanted one name, eyes bleeding fervor, their voices in perfect unison. ‘Boye!‘
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
“MAN can become a God anytime, He can be a philanthropist by being charitable And can donate his body and organs like a banana tree He can melt like a burning candle which gives light” This is the most favourite song of Dr Kill and Go, the psychiatrist cum healer. Though he was fully … Continue reading Dr Kill-and-go; What Is The Fate Of The Wandering Visitor?
What is money without peace? Yes! We want to be wealthy. Now we are endlessly wealthy. But we are scared of nothing. We are scared of the thieves at night, And of the pointed fingers at daylight. What is money without happiness? Yes! We want good wealth. But there is no good health. Where are … Continue reading What Is Money?
I pay that u may b beautiful I pay that u may be pleasured I suck and kiss your sensient parts You lay back and take the pleasure I gain not milk from your bosom I gain not treasure from my pleasure I keep my strength up for my Ego Trying in futility to reach … Continue reading Parasitism
Osaro thought about his present predicament, his first time on a boat and it was looking like it was going to be his last. He and about 140 other migrants crammed onto a rubber dinghy with a bad engine, had been floating around on the Mediterranean Sea for five days. The engine of their … Continue reading Osaro – A Migrants’ Tale
It is now 2068, I sat by the balcony of my duplex in a place (onne) where I used to call my village but now a mega industrial city. I was grey haired and healthy. I looked amazingly at the streets that were cast in nylon tar free from indiscriminate dumping and pollution from industries, … Continue reading The Nigeria that would not have been
‘What happens in this house stays in this house. Do you understand?’ *** Eyes closed, I lay in bed, waiting for a horrendous lump in my throat to dissipate. Stella probably thought I had fallen asleep. But then I sneezed, and in that moment I feared the pills I’d swallowed would pop out of my … Continue reading A Chance For Love – Chapter Two (Sick Bed)
“Do you not care at all about your life, Victoria?” *** Somewhere close, a bell jingled. The richness of this sound filled my ears and wrapped me in a tingling cloak. To everyone else, the bell only served to usher in eight hours of sitting down, watching men and woman flaunt their expertise. But to … Continue reading A Chance For Love – Chapter One (Sick)
Sweat trickled down my face, blurring my vision. The indistinct image of a teammate bounced on the balls of her feet and waved to catch my attention. But I had no intent to pass the ball. I would claim the goal, and I’d be proud to have added one more goal to my collection. Feigning … Continue reading A Chance For Love – Prologue
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
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
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
The pressure of holding back pain Coursed through her, weakening her veins Her eyes slithered at the sound of her voice Her words never left stuck somewhere in between She wanted to plunder, not plow Yet she watches her and never grows Leah came awake with a start, shooting up in her bed. For a … Continue reading Unraveling ep13 of 16