Reggae Blues(Flash fiction)

2015 was the year, the year you plan on getting
married. Lola is a lovely girl, you both will be
perfect together.


“James, it’s done” your husky voice booming into
the receivers ear.


You sit at the dresser hoping they have not
heard you are back into the country, its been
ten years you left the country to run from your
kins men.
Jide had told you the night before your last
paper in Ojere, “just don’t come back into the

Standing at the alter, side by side with Lola, you
hear from somewhere in the congregation as a
phone rings with the theme “Reggae Blues” you
turn to see Jide smelling at you. In that moment
you remember the names of those you have
shot! in similar way.


2 thoughts on “Reggae Blues(Flash fiction)” by Oyeniji Sadeeq (@Bookfreez)

  1. namdi (@namdi)

    Quite short. A little more detail would have helped e.g: (1) I had to type ‘Ojere’ in google search to ascertain if it’s a real setting or just imaginary–and I’m sure I’m not the only one who is ignorant of the fact that Moshood Abiola Polytechnic is located at Ojere. (2) Who is Jide? What ties does he share with the main character?

    1. It will not be nice if I mentioned my school so I went fr d nick.
      I wanted it to be short and complex, without shying away from the story.

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