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The Men She Loved (14)

Her face was pressed against her brother’s shoulder so Temi missed the look of dismay that undoubtedly crossed her features. When her brother released her from his hug, just before she was about to pass out from lack of air, she walked over to Temi and smiled. Temi who was now standing returned her smile. … Continue reading The Men She Loved (14)

The Men She Loved (12)

She stood in the driveway staring into space. That had gone very differently from what she had imagined. She had predicted that he would grumble, she would coax and they would have settled into their old routine. But perhaps their old routine had been detrimental to Lanre’s self-esteem. She had always known he harbored some … Continue reading The Men She Loved (12)

The Men She Loved (11)

She stared at her phone vibrating and was tempted to ignore it. She wished to stay in bed and avoid the steps she would have to take today. But life had to go on, she had work, she had her puppies to feed and according to her phone, she had her brother’s birthday to attend. … Continue reading The Men She Loved (11)

The Men She Loved (9)

Ada looked at her in shock, and then pain flashed across the features of her best friend. But it was only for a second, before they were contorted into a combination of anger and disgust. “When he leaves you broken, and weeping, don’t call me,” she hissed, as she spun her huge stomach around and … Continue reading The Men She Loved (9)

The Men She Loved (8)

Lola glanced at her phone. Only five minutes had passed since the last time she had checked it. Her neck hurt, her palms felt sweaty and she had a distinct feeling that was doing was wrong. Dayo had told her he would be at hers at 5pm. It was now 5:05 and her anticipation had … Continue reading The Men She Loved (8)

The Men She Loved (7)

The Pomeranians must have sensed their mummy’s tension, because even though the lights were off they refused to settle down and sleep. Tumble, the girl, named so because she had a funny habit of falling over when she tried to run, was currently standing and trying to jump unto the bed where Lola was. Rumble, … Continue reading The Men She Loved (7)

The Men She Loved (6)

It was her cousin’s wedding reception and she sat on one of the 50 tables, seated amongst strangers. Her mind wandered until the girl beside her squealed. “He is here!” The speaker wasn’t talking to her so she turned back to facing nothing in the distance, but she could not help but overhear. “Who is?” … Continue reading The Men She Loved (6)

The Men She Loved (5)

She was with him the day that they arrested him. She would never forget it. They had been watching Die Hard, cross-legged on the floor, holding on to their ben and jerry’s ice-cream. There had been a knock on the door. “Don’t worry; I’ll get it,” Dayo hadn’t acknowledged her statement. He never opened her … Continue reading The Men She Loved (5)

The Men She Loved (4)

Lola sat in her comfy chair wearing her university sweater and beach shorts, sucking the remaining pepper soup from the bowl. Her doorbell rang and then rang again. She wasn’t expecting anyone and was tempted to just ignore it “Lola, I know you’re in there. Open up,” the bell rang again. She unfurled herself from … Continue reading The Men She Loved (4)