“Ah, Seni, Seni, oya come and sit here. Oya come now-ow …” he said, patting a spot beside him on her own bed. The look on her face said, “Get out now!” but she obeyed. Mentally, she added locking her room to the list of life-changing decisions she planned to make before she turned … Continue reading Shine Your Eye: Part 5 (Final)
He came home briefly to drop his traveling bag and pick up some other items. It was the same navy blue traveling bag that Seni herself had used whenever she returned to school at Meiran after holidays. She knew that Dele would be going to Boye’s house, for the mini get-together to celebrate his … Continue reading Shine Your Eye: Part 4
To tell the truth, the ideas that came to her mind at first were childish. One idea was to set him up and have her parents overhear the rubbish he was saying. She decided that that plan could backfire. Boye could simply change his strategy from harassing her at home, to way-laying her on the … Continue reading Shine Your Eye: Part 3
“From your mouth? You’re such a hypocrite! You who have been watching all these vampire and werewolf movies would dare accuse me of watching Yoruba movies because of minor babalawo or woli scenes?! Wonders shall never end.” “Okay, that’s enough!” Dele’s eyes were red and nobody needed to tell Seni that she had crossed … Continue reading Shine Your Eye: Part 2
Seni stared at her brother in disbelief. The way her eyes grew wide after his words landed on her ears, he might as well have had a banana tree growing from his head. Only a boy … No. Only a man would believe such a cleverly concocted tale.