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.
A Wound that will grow with time. Ruqqaiya stared into oblivion, her eyes had adjusted perfectly to the darkness in the room. As a little child she was very afraid of the dark but that seemed to have vanished. She could still see the stone ice face of Sani as he declared their love … Continue reading Cloud of Deceit II
She wrapped herself in purple clovers while white petals poured down like rain and covered the cloud we were in. A flowered circlet on her head, she turned slowly and her long yellow-chiffon-maxi dress swayed along with her carefully formed hips. And she laughed—giggling sounds that erupted from deep within her never before free essence. … Continue reading Loving Her Quiet Away: Ufuoma Otebele
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
I woke the next morning to the sun shining through my window, as the curtains were open. I rolled over onto my other side burying my head under my pillow, not willing to get up. I’m not a morning person. As I chanced a peek out from under the pillow, I noticed my door was … Continue reading A Fateful Encounter Part 2
The SURPRISE proposal. Ruqqaiya smiled for the 100th as she stroked the screen of her phone, it displayed a text message which she read over and over again. ‘Hi Ruqqaiya, meet me at Cupid’s Nest, 12pm sharp, table no 07, it’s a matter of our future.’ It read, this might look like a normal text … Continue reading Cloud of Deceit
“I’m like the moistened clay merged with grains of dust and sand” It was a Tuesday night and there was a loud bang on my door. Frankly, I thought the Oloshes had finally located my house and had come to rob me of my 1993 television on the shelf and the little change I had … Continue reading Keepers Of Options
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
“But I love you, Enny,” he says as they sat on the couch in Eniola’s living room, his voice quivering and unstable. His pleading eyes looking directly into hers, begging her forgiveness. Eniola didn’t recognize those eyes that once provided her with a sense of comfort and security. The warm brown of his eyes that … Continue reading Eniola’s Fresh Start.
She caught them underneath the staircase, whispering furtively about things she could only wonder about. Jeta smiled when he saw her, a thin, wispy shot of a smile that veiled plans that only he knew. Ore laughed, her guilty look appearing and disappearing in shades as they broke away from each other and put some … Continue reading The Surprise