Once upon a time; There lived a girl whose esteem,cost no dime; She hated her gender; And physique, ‘too tender’; ‘If I were a boy,I would come first place you know?’; ‘But I’m restricted to second,left to make do with down there below’; Once upon a time; Was a teen who called ‘femininity’ a crime; … Continue reading Girl Not Shy
Hey, NS fam! It’s always a privilege to have my article published on this site, and I must confess, I’m most eager to read your comments**big grin **. So, I’m very sure that whilst most of you may not be teenagers, each and everyone of you was once between the ages of 13- 19 (Even … Continue reading Thinking Out Loud
Beverly Da Silva lifted her face to the sun. God,it felt good to be home in Nigeria. It was so beautiful out here. The lush,sub tropical vegetation of the private estate in Obudu cattle ranch soothed her senses. Sunlight,spilling from the sky flooded their whole reception. Everywhere she looked,the party was immaculate. The luxurious grounds … Continue reading Bevy’s Nuptial Knot.
EPILOGUE Mark could hear the racket the moment he opened the front door of Yinka’s house. It was seven years after his reconciliation with Tera; he had obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in management,and was elected as the Acting CEO of his father’s conglomerate,ever since the septuagenarian man retired from his position. He laughed … Continue reading Tales of Tera- EPILOGUE
” Grizzy…what’s wrong? ” Her Petit mother asked for the umpteenth time with a worried look on her wrinkled face. ” I love him so much,mom. But he doesn’t feel the same way about me..he abandoned me at the Marina. ” She sulked to her mother and clutched her pink teddy bear closely to her … Continue reading Tales of Tera 15 – Grand Finale!
” I’m sorry, Ma. ” Tera shook vehemently with every word she uttered. Her swollen eyes were awash with tears. She stared at Mrs Akinwale with much pity,fear and compassion. She had asked Dozie to go home,and informed her parents even before she had dialled Mrs Akinwale’s number. Her instincts had prompted her to dismiss … Continue reading Tales of Tera 14
Tera gazed at her reflection in the mirror for the umpteenth time and dabbed at her upper lip carefully as she wiped off the orange pigment; she didn’t think it would complement her complexion in anyway. She wished Debs was present; she was her personal shopper,wardrobe stylist,and closest cousin. The knock at her door prompted … Continue reading Tales of Tera 13
” Small madam ! Small madam !! ” Sisi exclaimed after jamming Tera’s door shut. She couldn’t believe her ears; the loud noise of Tera’s whimpering was startling. She laid face down on her bed and covered her head with a pillow. Sisi sat next to her after bringing out a duvet from her wardrobe. … Continue reading Tales of Tera 12
” I don’t know why he’s doing this to me. I’m just…I’m …just so clueless. ” She muttered under her breath and waved her hand emphatically whilst she spoke,with tears running down her eyes. ” Tera,please calm down. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s in a confused state presently. ” Yinka assured and tried … Continue reading Tales of Tera 11
He sighted a feminine figure sitting still on the stairs in the dark; it was Tera. Her glasses had fallen to the ground and she was trying to find them with her hands. She felt a hand wrapped around her waist; it was Mark’s. ” Leave me alone. What more do you want from me? … Continue reading Tales of Tera 10
” What’s wrong? Mark! I need you to talk to me. ” Yinka urged him with a hand placed over his shoulder. Tears flowed down Mark’s eyes as he cradled his head with his hands,and bent his head to the ground. Beads of perspiration covered his face and arms;he couldn’t believe the mystery girl was … Continue reading Tales of Tera 9
The loud chime of our old,grandfather clock woke me up rudely. I rolled hesitantly on our ruffled,family sized mattress with a frown on my face. It was the only mattress in our one bedroom apartment which was occupied my family; a family of four. ” Bode! Are you still on the bed? Won’t you go … Continue reading Almost Eighteen : Voter’s Card Palaver
” Here she is ! ” He exclaimed heartily as he courteously pulled out a chair for her at the table. Tera’s eyes darted back and forth at the people seated in the restaurant. She disliked Emerald’s countenance and appearance for subtle reasons which she couldn’t quite explain. The clinching of wine-glasses at the table … Continue reading Tales of Tera 8
He woke up by 1:30 pm on the next day. He was scolded by his parents for coming home drunk the previous night,his mum practically forcefed him with a huge glass of milk before tucking him in. ” What time is it? ” He asked the maid who pulled up the window blinds after he … Continue reading Tales of Tera 7
She rang the doorbell. A maid dressed in a navy brown uniform opened the door for her and welcomed her into the magnificent living room decorated with deep blue and cream. ” Good evening, Miss Tera. Master Mark isn’t around,he went out with his parents. ” The young lady explained to her. ” Okay then..I’ll … Continue reading Tales of Tera 6