Someone pointed to a car that looked exactly like Tabatha’s. It was parked about sixty metres from the spot I thought I had seen the house. Everyone ran to the car, except me. I couldn’t bring myself to move, I was rooted to the spot because I knew without any shadow of doubt that the … Continue reading Taboo Close
Dear Senior Philip, You may not remember me but I will never forget you. I was seven years old and you were only ten when you walked into my classroom and changed the course of my life. Our paths never crossed again after that encounter but you made quite an impression. Before that day, I … Continue reading To ‘Senior Philip’ with love.
Soki finally came to the conclusion that this was certainly one of those days he wished he never got out of bed in the first place. He sighed inwardly at his boss’s curt request; “I want the report on my desk first thing tomorrow morning!” Not even a commendation for salvaging the situation – Geez! … Continue reading Momentary Insanity
Silent yet speaking volumes Far away yet caught in his mesh A mesh spun from words unspoken yet felt Ropes so loose yet tightly bond Riveting stares, yet unseeing eyes Limbs so nimble yet sluggishly moving Entangled in his web, that’s where I am Trapped like a drowning fly still intent on feeding off the … Continue reading Entangled
I walked round the house after he left for work. I could still smell him; He has a most a most pleasant male scent. He smelt so good that sometimes it made me dizzy with desire. I loved waking up to that scent. I always knew he had been in a room because his scent … Continue reading All I wanted was another baby…
After attending my ninth wedding…”wait a minute” I seem to be missing one, oh yes! Shiki”s wedding, not surprised though, I successfully deleted that wedding from my memory. The bride (my frenemy…Friend, enemy…Catch my drift?), Shiki was a monster bride, a classic example of a bridezilla! Only attended the wedding so no one will accuse … Continue reading Call me Omolewa for short!
Her face resolute, daring anyone to challenge her Her resolve final, conquer she must as she rode through the maze that was their life Theirs, which had now become hers She took up the challenge and now she has become a man Courageous and fierce as she took on obstacles Unstoppable she has become in … Continue reading The Widow
Making her way into the Church premises, Chiamaka could not help reminiscing over what took place the night before. Guilt ridden by the time she woke up, it took all her willpower to get dressed for church. Even as she got dressed the word hypocrite kept ringing in her head. Truth is she actually enjoyed … Continue reading Portrait of a Sunday Service
I loved you even when you were just a distant dream I yearned for you like patched earth yearns for water My fascination for all things pink was proof of this Even as a child I longed for you Each time I picked up a doll Each attempt to braid her hair Each time I … Continue reading Atinuke
Each time you turned and stared Each time your face lit up with a smile The radiant glow of your countenance The elegance of your steps Each time you did a dance Your twirling and turning Your warm chuckles and ringing laughter Each time you soaked in the sun The beautiful arch of your neck … Continue reading Wish you were mine
As the rain came pelting down, I just stood there soaking it all up. I could feel people staring at me as they hurried pastto the safety of shelters. I could only imagine the thoughts going through their minds, “Is this one mad?” “Must be in the early stages, she still has clean clothes on … Continue reading Yimika
It’s about the transition from love to hate that may arise from a relationship gone sour…and a person’s struggle against it..