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THE OMEN OF DEATH (Part 1 of 3)

Episode 1: Efe was on his way back to Lagos, he had just finished a job at Anambra state for chief Obi, a very wealthy customer who preferred Efe’s expertise to the charlatans in his home town and could afford to bring him all the way from Lagos to Obosi to oversee the wiring of … Continue reading THE OMEN OF DEATH (Part 1 of 3)

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)

On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 1 (How Scrabble Saved Her Life)

I heard a beep from the phone nestled in the pocket of my trousers, and instinctively knew who was trying to get my attention, and why. It was Sewuese. But, until that moment, I did not know her last name. Eager to know what she had just said, I jumped to my feet, dipped my … Continue reading On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 1 (How Scrabble Saved Her Life)

Conversations II: On the Broken Road [2]

“I’ll give you the brief version. My parents had 4 children and we were all devoted, fervent Christians; but our lives were not better than those who were not as faithful as we were. Two of my siblings died before they were 18, the other – a girl is a drug addict and a streetwalker. … Continue reading Conversations II: On the Broken Road [2]

That Season Named Love

In the long harmattan days of December, Our lips cracked like ripe walnuts Ruth travelled with me crosscountry – Ruth of the green eyes and open legs – We rode down expressways Fuelled on the blightness of our words. She stuck her neck out the window Left a trace of her scent across the hamlets We drove … Continue reading That Season Named Love

With Love From Asaba: Part 9

By now, it was already dark, and although the electricity supply was a lot better in Asaba than it was in Lagos, the power was out that night.  The generators in the neighborhood had taken over from where PHCN stopped. Chief Alozie’s compound was no exception.  The hum of his generator was loud enough to … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 9

Stay in Berlin: Part 7 (FINAL)

The words they wrote to each other bound them together more tightly than ever before.  These letters bridged the physical distance between these two people and without realizing it, each fell deeper and deeper in love with the other. Remi woke up with Olisa on her mind every morning and Olisa’s mind was filled with … Continue reading Stay in Berlin: Part 7 (FINAL)

What If Travelling Into The Future Is possible

What If Travelling Into The Future Is possible

Nwaokafor Francis, Yenagoa Mike finds a way to travel into the future only to find out it wasn’t a future worth witnessing.   ****** November, 2077 Lagos Island “No DNA match in our data bank, sir!” said one of the men in the room. “How is that possible?” rasped the commander. I squirmed. From the little … Continue reading What If Travelling Into The Future Is possible

Tales from Childhood: Who enjoys most?

Tales from Childhood: Who enjoys most?

There is this huge wave of nostalgia that sweeps my whole being whenever I reminisced my childhood. There were so many of those priceless moments I shared with my family, and somehow I wished we had it recorded on tape. When I think of some queer enterprises I engaged in, I get embarrassed by some, others … Continue reading Tales from Childhood: Who enjoys most?