Am like a Weaverbird roaming the isle at a mile to fight with the eyes connecting the mind. The trees are greenly colorful, and like the yellow grasses in a summer, the breeze walking in the atmosphere like a ghost passing through the cloths hung for a ray to evaporate it’s moisture in time frame. … Continue reading Nature is Pleasure III
The world shattered with a car crash. A son was killed but the mother also died. The tears have stopped but her heart still cries. Among the living but she was no longer alive. For how could she forget? Her hands blood red from her dying firstborn. First the father and now too the son. … Continue reading Shattered
Aambra-born young writer, Izunna Okafor has yet added another prestigious feather to his literary status, as he won the 2019 Young Achievers Award as the Best Young Writer of The Year. This was disclosed at the award ceremony which took place at the NAF Headquarters Conference Center, Abuja, and which drew the presence of … Continue reading Izunna Okafor Wins Best Young Writer of The Year 2019
© 2019 BY OCHIDI GRACE All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or used in any manner without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, and incidents are either … Continue reading The Writer. Episode 1
You are sitting in front of your mother. You are fidgeting because you don’t know why she called you. She asked the question, ‘why did you do it?’ The question sounded like your church bell you find too loud and irritating to your ears. You wondered which of your deed and action could trigger the … Continue reading I didn’t do it.
“Ayo! Ayo!! Ayo!!!” A furious but caring mother called from the kitchen. She kept calling until she couldn’t hold it anymore. Now muttering to herself ‘its past six in the morning and this girl still finds pleasure in sleeping when she’s supposed to be preparing for school’. Esther Cole left what she was doing in … Continue reading Hope E1: A new beginning
Prologue It all began when she lost her father to death. She lost all hope and feared that she might not cope. Her beloved mother has her own worries to care less about a ten year old whom she struggled hard to send to a standard private school after the demise of her husband. Ayomide … Continue reading Hope
In a small corner of the town lived a kind man who had a small garden and a small farm in his yard that he loved dearly. He loved all the little animals; the chickens, the rabbits, the ducks, the little goats as well as the fruits, flowers and vegetables in his garden. He catered … Continue reading RED: Part 1 of 3
THABANI God help me for what I’m about to do but it’s been a long time coming. My desires for my best friend’s little daughter have stewed and fermented under the surface for years, while I tried hard not to acknowledge them or give in to my sadistic urges. I held her when she was … Continue reading My Father’s Best Friend
Big flabs run all over my tummy My six pack is a thing of the past I watch toon shows everyday on tv Sofia, Lion Guard, Pj Masks My friends say now they don’t get to see me. Their missed calls pile up on my phone. Always stressed Can’t go nowhere House’s a mess Don’t … Continue reading Dad Life
No doubt, the life we live is in different stages, each with its own peculiarities. The youthful period — which in particular, is the prime of one’s lifetime — is one that requires a great deal of one’s productivity. It is akin to the fulcrum of a lever upon which the load of your life … Continue reading The Life That Happens
When sexual infidelity meets conscience, ‘konji’ takes another dimension
The air smelled like burnt rubber and the sun shone like a beam of white spectrum from an alien spaceship,unlike the rain that fell previously flooding the environment causing everyone to walk like partially paralysed patients at the back gate of the university due to the abundance of natural slug of the earth. The road … Continue reading Damaged
Thirty-something years ago. “Ibiye!” my mum yelled from the living room. “What?” boomed my dad from the kitchen. “Be fast with the watermelon na I’m hungry!” yelled my mum, ignoring his boom. “I’m coming!” my dad yelled back again. You see my parents have been known to be the king and queen of yelling. I … Continue reading Glasses and Dimples. Episode 1.
By Izunna Okafor Beyond the shrubs of Sahara Lifted a munt of brainy bond Over the Mississippi of Ethiopia Lofted a penner with his hunky thoughts Across the bridge of a foreign land Hovered a book of beautiful pages Tightly enclaved yet as an Ireland In a skull rounded in the clime of golden edges … Continue reading Faraway (For Prof. Pius Adesanmi)