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Flooded

Flooded

There’s something about the rain. In our home, whenever anybody wastes water, my mummy sends for her cane with which she’d beat the water waster and would say, “Don’t you know that in Kenya and in Auchi they don’t have water?” Last Sunday as it rained non-stop, flooding everywhere, my mummy’s cane floated into view. … Continue reading Flooded

The Fight

The Fight

I punched him in the kidney, and he had to choose between being surprised and feeling faint. His eyeballs rolled behind his lids and up into his brain; on the white of his eyes, red tendrils curled into the word, ‘pain’ and his face creased into a thousand folds of agony; a thousand volts of … Continue reading The Fight

Dance

Dance

He danced as the crowd cheered him on. He danced the way he’d danced himself into the heart of this fair maiden whom he’d slept with, whom he’d got pregnant, whom he was dancing to marry, for whom he danced in shame, their secret acts laid bare as the village elders took the bride prize … Continue reading Dance

Lydia

Lydia

There she floats, brooding upon the surface of the airwaves, deep, a convincing conveyor of the spirits of the letters of the writs. And… there she gloats, aglow with the pride of a prince’s bride; dark of hide, yet ablush. Aflush with innocence, but… there she bloats at the mid-sec, full of seed and taut … Continue reading Lydia