The following day being Monday, Oleng had to go back to school. Her third term promotion exams were the following week but she couldn’t read. She kept remembering that night and that Eric was leaving in two days. She couldn’t tell Zinny and Marvy what transpired between Eric and her that night. It seemed too … Continue reading Unfulfilled Promises 12
Oleng and Eric spent everyday together after his exams. Time was running out for them and each day felt like their last. Eric had just days left to spend in Nigeria. He didn’t feel like going to the graduation party organized by his classmates that Saturday but he felt he needed to because that would … Continue reading Unfulfilled Promises – 11
CHAPTER THREE Oleng faced the third term with dread. It was Eric’s final term in school and the period of his exams. The second term holidays had been the best in her life because she and Eric had spent everyday of it together. He had even refused going on a short break with his parents … Continue reading Unfulfilled Promises 9
Flashes. Flashes are all I see now. The buses come. The buses go. But me, I am numb. I sit in a world of blindness, of darkness, of dust and ashes. So much noise, so much movement and yet there is no joy here. There is only pain. Pain, pain, more pain that never ends. … Continue reading Joyless At Life’s Bus Stop.