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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 ep4 of 16

Whose side were you always on When papa’s cane made thumping sounds When whispered echoes drowned my muffled cries When anxiety made me groan Whose side were you always on When I looked at you for reassurance Wet eyes, bruised lips, seeking pity When I peaked for warmth or a soothing piety Whose side were … Continue reading Unraveling ep4 of 16

Unraveling ep3 of 16

While we weep – while we weep We breathe as though we feel A hand choking us as we sleep A plan making sure we sink  While we weep – while we weep We reach for a steady grip A grain of peace within our dream A tighter clasp on pleasures deep While we weep … Continue reading Unraveling ep3 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

Death Dreams

I stood, few feet away from my seat, hands pocketed, staring into the fireplace. The bright flames danced happily on the red hot coals, and they make cracking sounds as the fire slowly replaced their blackness with white ashes. How much I’d love to see a man tied up in there. A smirk lingered on … Continue reading Death Dreams

The Cell 4

Three men dressed in camouflage converged over a map spread on top of a table in an uncompleted building. One man pointed at a spot on the map. “As they descend this slope, they will lose direct line of sight of this section of the road”, he continued pointing to another spot on the map. … Continue reading The Cell 4

The Cell – 3

Igbekele handed over the piece of paper to Ediabani who glanced at it casually once and tore it to shreds. “We are done here, the boys will see you off”, Igbekele said and the door opened behind Agents Emeto and Nduka. The men that brought them walked up behind them silently and wore them the … Continue reading The Cell – 3

Beautiful Wings- 9

Ehem!! And can all the ghost readers on  please stand up! Thank you very much. See you in the comment section below. hehe Nimi stared at her wristwatch and sighed. 7pm already and she hadn’t been able to read in the past few weeks that she’d been Lara’s PA. Maybe if she’d known how stressful … Continue reading Beautiful Wings- 9

Beautiful Wings – 8

I apologize for the delay in posting. The holiday period carried me away! Enjoy! Lara stared at Soji as he knelt before her with her hands locked in his because he refused to let go. She didn’t know whether to laugh or cry and really hoped it was some joke he’d planned together with their … Continue reading Beautiful Wings – 8

The Irony of life

You don’t have to cry. I know how it feels. You are wondering why you didn’t get admission into the university and this is your third time writing the exam but still, till no prevail, cheer up! Before you think about all the negatives life has to offer you and attempt to commit suicide because … Continue reading The Irony of life

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