All posts by Emmanuel

Paul’s Dream in a Palindrome

Paul’s Dream in a Palindrome

“Nurses run!” “Murder for a jar of red rum.” “Peep! Peep! Peep!” “Goddamn mad dog.” “Peep! Peep!” Mr. Paul Asukwu startled out of slumber. He has been having sleepless nights; so much was on his mind. The company he works in is giving ground to automation and his wife is in her first round…. Paul … Continue reading Paul’s Dream in a Palindrome

The Beauty and The Beast (part 3 of 3)

In a small village surrounded by a light forest, north of Athens was where Zadie appeared. He felt shocked as he found himself in the middle of the forest. He knew not where he was so he kept on walking towards wherever the wind took him. The tree branches were all shaking, insects chirring according … Continue reading The Beauty and The Beast (part 3 of 3)

The Beauty And The Beast (part 2 of 3)

It was in the morning when the sun was still sitting in the east, three men – Augusta, Caryl and Leonatus saw glints of light coming from a coin en route to France. The gold coin was reflecting the light coming from the sun. As they came closer to pick the coin, they saw another, … Continue reading The Beauty And The Beast (part 2 of 3)

The Beauty And The Beast (part 1)

It was in the 2nd century AD at the time Emperor Publius Aelius Hadrianus was the emperor of the Roman Empire. A king of a small island under the empire announced to everyone that he was giving out his beautiful daughter to whomever that correctly identified his daughter’s second name and why it was given … Continue reading The Beauty And The Beast (part 1)

The Haunted House

It all began in June 2004 when I and my family packed into a newly completed estate. Our own rented duplex was located at the end of a street in the estate. We had neighbors only on the right side while the left side was bushy. We were five in the family; me, my husband … Continue reading The Haunted House

Ode To Chinua Achebe

Africa pays tribute to a man Whose works gave African Literature a say. Death visits every man But there are men, time can’t take away. He lived a life of great glory Leaving a legacy of honesty & patriotism For the unborn children with their untold story And for Nigeria in her retrograde rhythm. They … Continue reading Ode To Chinua Achebe

The Dilemma of a Poet

The Dilemma of a Poet

I want to write a poem; Caught by calm…pen in my palm. Oh, what will I call this poem? My clock is ticking, my thought is clicking While I ponder, ink flows in the realm. What exactly are you writing? Triggered a thought and answered, “Abort.” No, I won’t abort this writing. My heart’s in … Continue reading The Dilemma of a Poet

Amara And The Strange Elderly Woman

  Once upon a time, but not a long time ago, there used to be a poor single lady by the name, Amara. Seven years – seven good years – after striving through the four walls of the University for a Degree; after seeking tenaciously for a job, yet she couldn’t find a job. “Nigeria … Continue reading Amara And The Strange Elderly Woman

The Compassionate Young Boy

  Once upon a time, in a small village in Kenya, there lived a young boy with his step family. Due to the scarcity of water in the village, the young boy awoke early every morning, carried his pot and headed for the stream with the aim of fetching water for himself and his step … Continue reading The Compassionate Young Boy