Mama James and Philip took Bature to the village clinic where upon examination the doctor diagnosed him as having chronic jaundice. He was treated and after some days, he became well again. After he was discharged from the hospital, Bature went to the king and pleaded with him to call all of the villagers together … Continue reading Under The African – A Collection Of Short Stories 2
I still couldn’t believe I had a son who was 5 years old. The thought of having someone who would one day grow up to look like me worried me. Would he have the same luck with women as his father did? I thought Vivian and I were done for good but now, a child … Continue reading Till Lies Do Us Part: Part 9
My hands are bestowed on my chin, with my eyes espying on something, I can therefore see the forthcoming. And my heart beat is delaying, Nevertheless my soul is at ease with just one thought lingering, She gladdens my heart, The lady called Gladys. Seeing her gait pass my presence bequeaths my heart with savour … Continue reading Avowal
I lost sleep My appetite fled me Am just too occupied with her thoughts. My legs turned into icebergs My breath almost expired For the world freezes each time Her name greets my ears. All she says is milk All she flows is honey But others’ bitter than mara! … Continue reading Side Effect of Love
Eric sighed a little. He could count the number of times he had seen Oleng’s mum. She owned chains of boutiques where she sold both English wears and all kinds of materials. She also dealt in jeweleries; gold, diamond, sapphire, rubbies, platinum, whatever; which made her travel all over Nigeria and the world. She … Continue reading Unfulfilled Promises 8
Brother James was the unapologetically longwinded and pompous leader of the Sunday School class for youths in the church Nene attended. Truthfully, most people referred to it as the “Singles’ Sunday School Class,” because it was attended by young, unmarried people. The married folks had their own class. But for whatever reason, the church chose … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 10
They say love is blind But never get to say What blinded her Or who blinded her Because when one is blind It but follows That one knows not If really one is blind. Because the blind Sees clearly All hidden truths Of this world; Locked deep down within Our deepest inside Waiting to be … Continue reading Blindness
Why does my mind love her so much? Did my heart bribe my head over the choice of this lady? I know! That for a very long time before now the quest for true love has been my ultimate search But at a time I had to stop the chase Waiting patiently for that day … Continue reading The Puzzle In My Mind
“Tisha tisha!!”The guards hailed him as he stepped into the palace. “No one is home,they all went to grace an important function. Its just the Princess that’s around,she couldn’t go because she wasn’t feeling too well” Asake explained when she saw him. “Wait! Let me inform her, she hasn’t woken up yet today,she couldn’t sleep … Continue reading Orunmila’s Letter-Episode 20-The Separation
LAMENTATION OF SORROW Fate has done me evil Alas! Freedom has fallen The robbers are back home All unified in rope of brotherhood Nature had lost her pride Breeze had left the Earth The World bees had sucked me I should go beyond and wait for time Death had left scar on my face This … Continue reading LAMENTATION OF SORROW (Dedicated to Nelson Mandela)
Two weeks later, I was lying on the bed with the other kids and Sheik Khalid came into the room and touched me. “Why are you not sleeping? He asked me in a muddled voice. I told him that I will never have a good night rest until I have succeeded in killing those people … Continue reading Ahmad The Terrorist 5c
8th July, 2014 6:04am ‘Hello’ Nonso scuffed and sniffed as he heard the phone ministering into his ears. Heavens know that he hates being disturbed from sleep, but since he had carelessly left his phone on, he had no choice but to respect whoever the caller was. ‘Hello’ Nonso replied coldly, making Chinedu scoff. ‘Hey! … Continue reading The Ebola Salt Palaver
It is not as if the date was not properly fixed, nor that the couple had not dated enough to conclude resolutely they were ready to say, “I do.” Mr. Ebo was a well to do business man. He had money, so much money; a stunningly rich philanthropist who had helped many a youth realize … Continue reading If Ebo Weds Ola?
“My name is Evil Spirit. I’m a professional robber. Ripping off properties is what I do! So, at exactly 2:00AM this night, I and my people will storm your house sir. We will come for our right, the bag….” Pa David, who had been extremely worried since he left the bank broke into a slight … Continue reading Pa David.
“What did you just say?” Niyi asked, wondering if she was still drunk. Sade clasped her arms around her. “I…want to know if you like men too. Don’t get me wrong… I’m not homophobic. I just don’t want to be with a man that…prefers men.” Niyi sat up straight. “Look at me Sade. Do I … Continue reading Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 7