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On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 2 (The Stranger on the Bus)

I wasted no time pinging and subsequently chatting with her.  It was such a relief to read her reply.  And that was how we started chatting back and forth. Then, we graduated to sending each other voice notes. I remember the first time I sent her one of those.  All I said was: “Hi, Sewuese … Continue reading On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 2 (The Stranger on the Bus)

Solitary Road 5

Solitary Road 5

She found herself in the midst of flowers, in a very beautiful garden. It was no longer night. Orbs of brilliant light glistened from somewhere afar off, yet the illumination was blinding. In this place, she saw a stream, a clear, deep blue stream with water that seemed delicious just by the look of it. … Continue reading Solitary Road 5

Solitary Road 4

Solitary Road 4

For a moment, Adaku was oblivious to her surroundings. She thrashed her hands around, grasping for something. She felt wetted with some liquid. She was able to grab a piece of cloth and quickly brought it to her eyes. She wiped off the liquid that was now dripping down her face. The liquid dribbled into … Continue reading Solitary Road 4

Solitary Road 3

Her mind had lied Or so, she thought. The spirits had lied. These guardian spirits. She was going to die here, alone. She squinted and squirmed, closing her eyes to reality, while expecting the worst from the women she had just seen float in the air. She waited, and waited, for more than a while, … Continue reading Solitary Road 3

Solitary Road 2

Solitary Road 2

Her strides seemed inconsequential when compared with the pace at which these women moved, and they seemed to do it so effortlessly, for she could neither hear skipped heartbeats nor heavy breathing. She could not continue like this for longer, she could not keep running to where she did not know and from people she … Continue reading Solitary Road 2

The Nightlies (3 – Sandra)

The Nightlies (3 – Sandra)

We got out of the school building without running into her, much to my relief. We still had to walk home, though, and only goodness knew if she lived anywhere around. Last thing I wanted was to run into her along the route home. I was almost sure the same thing that happened back in … Continue reading The Nightlies (3 – Sandra)